Welcome to my stop on the Fingers in The Mist Blog Tour. I loved this book, as you can see from my review below :). Check out the full schedule HERE. Don't forget to enter the giveaway as well!!
Title: Fingers in the Mist Publication date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Month9Books, LLC. Author: O’Dell Hutchison
Link to Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Caitlyn Foster never believed in the legend of the Redeemers. That was before the trees started to whisper her name. Before a murder of crows attacked the town. Before she and her family came home to find a bloody handprint on their front door, marking one of them as a sacrifice. As Caitlyn’s friends are ripped from their homes, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the Redeemers come for her. Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror, but she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves.
This book was awesome!!
When Caitlyns' mother is murdered, she is sent to live with her father, step mother and step brother, Mitch. This town holds memories for her, it holds her first love and old friends. It's not a place she thought she would end up living in. Things are odd though in Highland Falls, when her dad was driving her home, they find a boy walking in the road. It's Mason, he is caked in mud and seems disorientated. He seems weird and Caitlyn feels afraid of this person that she has known for years. Mason is Trevors' brother for crying out loud, he isn't scary!! Or is he? Why does the town feel so funny, why is she feeling creeped out by some of the residents?
When she hears the story of the Redeemers, she thinks it's a myth, a legend only meant to scare people, that is until she is told that this is the week they come. For a full week no-one is allowed out until the bell rings in the morning. For 7 days, 7 families will lose someone who sinned. The Redeemers only take the ones who are marked but anyone out in the Mist when they shouldn't be will be killed.
When Caitlyn goes home after hearing the story, it's to find a bloody hand print on their door. her family has been marked!! She learns that not only has her family been marked but Jeb and Chasity are also marked. She doesn't believe and when Jeb says that they should run and escape this crazy town, she jumps at the chance. They agree to meet and try to leave, but no matter which way they turn it seems the way is blocked. They are trying to find a way when suddenly they see the Mist roll in. It feels evil and they decide they need to run. What Caitlyn sees in the Mist is horrific! Just what is going on? Who are the Redeemers and why do they take kids? Also what is this weird feeling Caitlyn has? Can they survive the 7 days??
I don't want to say too much more about the plot because I don't want to spoil things so I'll get right into what I thought.
I loved Caitlyn, she is such a firecracker! She is brave and strong but she is hurting. Her mother was murdered and she is sent to live in a town that she it seems everyone hates her. To them she was a druggy and a troublemaker but they have no idea what she was going through. Her BFFs from her youth are Chastity, Jeb and Trevor. Caitlyn used to date Trevor and hasn't talked to them in a while. Chastity had a baby and Caitlyn is mad that she wasn't there for her friend when needed. She has much explaining to do to her friends but she knows they will be OK. That is until they are marked! Caitlyn will do whatever she can to make things right and save her friends! She puts others before her self and I loved that.
I loved the world that author has created as well. The whole town is freaky! They go through this thing with the Redeemers every year and no one tries to stop them or does anything about it, not that they can because if you go out in the Mist you are torn to pieces!! The Mist rolls in and things come with it but they are told that this is the work of the Lord and only the sinners need to worry. The Pastor puts that point across repeatedly!!! Once those 7 nights pass then the town is purified and life will be good!! See totally freaky.
Anyway, this book has totally made me fear any Mist coming in ;) I always hated fog anyway but now I don't think I could go out into it without the thoughts of the Redeemers in the back of my mind. So creepy!! *Shiver*. I started this and finished it within 2 days because I couldn't put it down. While being very creepy, it still gripped me. I needed to know what was happening and who would be taken next. It was so well written that I felt a part of the story while reading. I gasped, laughed, cried, shivered (a lot) and felt everything with the characters. Its a book that will grab you and not let go till you turn the last page, and even then it won't let go because that ending is a shocker!! My thoughts when I finished the book were WHAT, noooooo, who, it cant end like that, who, What!!! in that order!!
So ya, I loved this story. I really really hope we see more from these characters because my heart needs it. I need to find out what happens next, like I need to know now!!! ;) I highly highly recommend and cant wait to try more from this author.
ABOUT O’DELL HUTCHISON:
O’Dell was born in a small rural town in Idaho. There were no Redeemers living there (that he knows of). After attending college in the Pacific Northwest, he found his way to the Houston area. By day, he is a Business Systems Analyst and at night you can either find him sitting at home, dreaming of random super powers he wishes he had, or directing plays and musicals at various theaters around Houston.
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison (INT)