Books YA

Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor [book review]

Kaili
Dagger Hill

Dagger Hill
Devon Taylor
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 17th 2021
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult

Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in this creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown.

It knows your fear…

Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get.

But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them.

In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them…

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I thought of Dagger Hill

So, this is the first book that I read by Devon Taylor and I’m so glad that I did. For one that cover really grabbed my attention. A good cover always grabs my attention and what initially catches my attention to a book. Then on top of that, the sound of the book sounds really good. I love books that take place around the 80s and 90s because it brings so much nostalgia. Granted I was born in 1990 so I wasn’t really there for the 80s, but both decades seem to bring a lot of comfort for me.

Dagger Hill follows a few different characters that get themself in a bad situation even though they were told not to go somewhere and they did it anyway. Of course, teenagers who are about to embark on their own journey through life never end up listening and think they know better.

All of the characters in the story are very well done and have a lot of growth. Thankfully none of the characters actually blend with each other. On top of that Dagger Hill is really fast-paced and is pretty similar to Stranger Things which made me so happy with this book!

I’m hoping soon I can actually get to more of Devon’s books!

Do you guys enjoy books that are similar to shows?

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Dagger Hill

Author Bio:

Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.

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2 thoughts on “Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor [book review]

  1. Giselle

    The cover really catches your eye for sure especially for fans of the genre! So happy you liked it! It sounds like a thrill ride!

    1. Kaili

      Thank you for having me!

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