Young Adult - Horror
172 Pages
Reviewed on 03/05/2015
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Author Biography

RA Black was born in Southampton and wrote her first story when she was five. She wanted to be an astronaut when she grew up but ended up working in IT after graduating university.

While her career didn’t exactly go to plan, she never stopped writing, which allowed her to visit many worlds. She now lives in Bath with her long-term partner and more plushie animals than will comfortably fit on the couch.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Apple by R.A. Black is a stomach-churning story of terror. Skye and his younger sister are inseparable and, after a long illness, Skye is forced to leave their home to find work to ease the burden on the family. Apple insists on going with him, against his wishes, and their journey hasn’t been too long before they run into trouble. Stopping to avoid the rain at a house in the woods, they escape one terrible fate ... only to be faced with another. Dr Cavington lives in a house on a hill and, in return for saving Skye’s life, Apple has to work for the doctor. But things are not all they seem and Dr Cavington is not an ordinary doctor. He is the last of his family, a family cursed by both genius and madness. What is the story behind his lost family? Why does he want Skye and Apple? And just what is that banging in the nursery every night?

Apple by R.A. Black was a good book. I didn’t have any trouble getting into it or in finishing it. It was very well written, and the characters were developed in a way that a reader could be drawn to them. Good story line, a little gory and bloodthirsty in places – but that’s what horror is all about, after all! I enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend it to horror fans. I would like to read more from this author, either now or in the future.