Monday, May 6, 2019

A Soul Reclaimed by Shayna Grissom

A Soul Reclaimed  Shayna Grissom
Publication date: April 1st 2019  Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Hell is divided into seven regions. The first region is designated for the purest of souls, the seventh is for the evilest. There was once a king of Hell, but the steward family has ruled for centuries.
Nora, the stepdaughter of the steward is undone when her mother and step-father take away her beloved tutor, Peter. When Nora confronts the steward and her mother, the discussion is heated and ends with the steward in inexplicable pain.
Shortly after, Nora finds herself in the Starry Wood. Peter told her of the perils within the forest, and it’s not long before the inhabitants of the wood find her.
A giant hunter named Aegis comes to Nora’s aid. He is drawn to Nora, compelled to protect her from the steward’s assassins, the giants, and the evil souls who escape the seventh region.
Together, they travel the seven layers of Hell to discover why the steward is so threatened by a teenage girl.

When I discovered that Shayna Grissom was a lover of the macabre and film director, Guillermo Del Toro, I knew I needed to combine her love of film and my love of, of course, cats. Enter -“Cat-astrophic Horror - Top 10 horror films featuring a cat”
She graciously agreed to give me her top ten. See if any of these would make your list.


One of my favorite directors, Guillermo Del Toro has a thing for cats. Not really sure what, perhaps it’s only coincidence but he is going to be on the top of my list a lot.
  1. Coraline
  2. The Shape of Water (not technically horror unless you’re a cat)
  3. Cat’s Eye
  4. Alien
  5. Willard (I’m a sucker for Crispin Glover)
  6. Hellboy
  7. Troll Hunters (Not a film but still wonderful)
  8. Tales From The Dark Side
  9. Let the Right One In
  10. Hocus Pocus

About the Author

 


Shayna Grissom was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She currently resides in Seattle with her husband, two children, and her beloved pets. Shayna draws inspiration for her writings from binge-watching too many shows with far too much wine. She is a lover of the macabre, the strange, natural sciences, and films that feature vivid colors and imagery. Her favorite film director is Guillermo Del Toro, and her favorite books growing up were Anne Rice novels.

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