Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review: Unthinkable

Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true...

Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

**Courtesy of NetGalley

Pub Date: 10/01/10

Goodreads: 2 out of 5 stars

Unthinkable is one of those books that jumps straight into the action, and into one of Omar's horror stories. Omar is somewhat of a local celeb at Bridgewater High, with well over 1,100 Facebook fans. Everyone tunes in to read the next installment of his disturbing tales.

But then the stories come true.

Omar is fueled by a robotic voice inside his head, pushing him to write the next macabre incident. And Omar learns that he can't stop writing when the lifelike visions enter his head. No matter what he does, the story writes itself--and he can't change a single word.

Sophie is Bridgewater High's resident freak, a goth chick who has all the right answers for Omar's nightmarish daydreams. She knows how to end them, but Omar is the one who has to do it. Only he can stop his visions. He just never thought it meant killing someone.

While this story is a quick, quick read (100 pages), that's about all it is. It reads as more of MG, something like the Fear Street books. I wish the characters would've been fleshed out a little more, which would've added several pages to the story. I felt like I barely knew them (or had time to know them) when it ended, and, even at that, the ending was rushed.


  1. Sounds like I did the right thing when I bypassed this one! LOL

  2. Aww, that's a shame. It sounded like an opportunity for the author to really show off. Sometimes that happens with the short stories.

  3. wow, short!
    What a cool cover, too bad it seems it wasn't great.

  4. Awww that's too bad it wasn't any good. Seemed like a totally good premise! Shame...


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