Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
My review: 4 of 5 stars

Featuring a vampire-like menace and a tenacious, strong heroine, NOS4A2 is instantly creepy, magical, dark, and disturbing with a sense of humor. NOS4A2 is unique in its premise with fascinating characters. I’ll never listen to “Holly, Jolly Christmas” the same way again. Always tense and suspenseful, sometimes even grotesque with vivid imagery, NOS4A2 drops the reader into a horrifying, heart-pounding narrative. I felt like cheering when the bad guys got their comeuppance even though it came at a heavy price. Recommended for fans of horror stories. Note: This book contains mature themes and foul language.


“She had crossed the bridge almost a dozen times in five years, and always it was less like an experience, more like a sensation” (p. 79).

“…a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness” (p. 94).

“…there was something awful about Christmas music when it was nearly summer. It was like a clown in the rain, with his makeup running” (p. 153).

“Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on” (p. 613).

Author: Allie

I was a Children's Librarian for 8 years and worked in Administration for several more. I love blogging about books, information, and other library related topics. Most of my blogs are book reviews.