An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading.
On my phone, so forgive any errors.
I enjoyed this one a lot! I love the take on the Donner Party Katsu took and the fact she wrote a story around them at all. I haven’t seen a ton of horror centered around the party, which is really surprising when you think about it. She took an interesting take on all the members of the party and they felt so real I could imagine them being exactly as they wrote them. The scares and tension were also great with good tension building up. I really liked the incorporation of the concept of disease and the way she wrapped everything up in the end.
As far as critiques, the pacing was a little slow. It could also be difficult to keep track of characters since there were a LOT. More for me, I wish she had delved into the nature of the creatures and the hunger more.
Overall, just some opportunities missed. It was a great read though and I recommend it.
Final rating: 4 out of 5