[E–pub/Pdf] Shutter by Courtney Alameda AUTHOR Courtney Alameda


  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Shutter by Courtney Alameda
  • Courtney Alameda
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9781250044679

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Shutter by Courtney Alameda review È 0 free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Courtney Alameda Ains spread through their bodies Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less she and her friends will die Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster hunting father Leonard Helsing she must track and destroy an entity powerful than anything she's faced before or die trying Lock stock and lens she’s in for one hell of a week?. 45 starsI remember starting Shutter with a certain amount of skepticism cynical soul that I am In my own defense good YA horrors are few and far between mostly they re just creepy enough to justify the label and not a bit But Courtney Alameda proved me wrong in no time at all By page 30 I was gripping my poor Kindle tightly disgusted terrified and oddly thrilled all at the same time In all honesty I haven t read a YA horror so scary and exciting since The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman Shutter is exactly what I want all my YA books to be exciting different and most importantly romantic It has all the right ingredients but they re put together in an entirely new way which makes it one of the best books I ve read in a good long while Alameda combined mostly excellent characterization with an incredible sense of pacing to give us a truly memorable readThe basis of Alameda s worldbuilding is a biological rarity tetrachromacy to which she gave paranormal properties Micheline Helsing descendant of the Van Helsing is a tetrachromat which allows her to see and classify ghosts better than anyone else Her family has always fought against the dead and Micheline carried on the tradition and obligation even after losing half her family to ghosts She and her father are the only remaining members of the Helsing family and they are both members of the Helsing Corps an agency that defends the cities from the supernaturalFor the most part Alameda s characterization is superb Micheline and her crew are excellently developed each with a very distinct personality Their group dynamic is also very interesting as is Micheline s relationship with Ryder However Micheline s relationship with her father was somewhat exaggerated and his complete blindness to her needs seemed entirely too unrealistic As the main antagonist of the story at least emotionally Micheline s father came across as completely self absorbed utterly mean and perhaps even two dimensional His character brought a very strong emotional layer but didn t otherwise contribute Otherwise though Shutter was practically flawless The entire experience was reminiscent of Anna Dressed in Blood the surprise the horror the excellent writing and the creepiness of the story which seems to be Alameda s special talent Shutter seems to be a standalone which I usually support but in this case I feel that there s room for and I hope she ll decide to go back to these characters The sooner the better

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Shutter by Courtney Alameda review È 0 free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Courtney Alameda Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual the corporeal undead go down by the bullet the spiritual undead by the lens With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon Michel. READ THIS ON XPRESSO READS The Helsing Corps only showed up when someone didn t stay dead Do you hear that Those are the sounds of my tears dropping because shit just got serious and I am overwhelmed with emotions over the fact that YA does know how to write a horror filled action packed book I nearly gave up Hallelujah Huzzah HuzzahIf you liked Fatal Frame you would like this Even though I only played 15 minutes of that game it was enough to permanently scar my brain for the rest of my life Everything was going so well with the slow prologue and then a ghost appeared from out of nowhere and I threw my Playstation controller at the TV and ran out of the room like shrieking like a baby I am not kidding My little brother can attest to this While this book may not have been as scary as that intense like it has ghosts and scenes that would likely give you goosebumps all the same Ghosts here mean business And by business I mean gouged eyes dismembered hands torn and scattered teeth y know the usual shady stuffDon t you just wish we can go back to that time when ghosts were only good for peek a boos Childhood where hath thou goneThe best part of this book is that everything makes sense It is grounded in logic and science how ghosts appear what they are made of the process of defeating them how necros or zombie ish thingies are made what the virus is capable of and everything is just so interesting I appreciated even the fact that it isn t dependent on science even faith is capable of exorcising them which is such a breath of fresh air because for me sometimes a collective belief in something can work wonders If enough people can deem something as holy maybe that gives it some sort of power too simply just from the hearts of the masses It makes the world building so much complex and gives it a lot of depth because the possibilities are just endless One thing that makes it a lot similar to Fatal Frame is the MC s way of defeating ghosts which is trapping its ghostlight in a physical container in this case a roll film in a camera The game series Fatal Frame uses the same method with its Camera Obscura a couple of shots the clearer the better and the ghost is defeated which means you don t only not evade them you have to face them head on too now you know why I couldn t play the game At first I was a bit conflicted because the method was basically the same but the experience is way different when you read about it in books so it didn t bug me as much I thought it wouldIf you liked Parasite Eve you would like this If you are familiar with this game then you should be able to recognise Aya from below She s a calculating strong willed heroine from the police force who finds herself dealing and killing mutated humans and creatures She stops at nothing and is afraid of nothingNow let s go back to Shutter Meet Micheline our bad ass no nonsense calculating heroine Be it ghosts or necros or human scorpions she ll be facing them head on because she knows what is at stake and there is no other way to go about it She puts her life in her own hands and refuses to let others shape it for her that is how determined stubborn and strong willed she is She protects her friends and family and even fights them in order to save them And she is as human as you and me because she makes mistakes she can be vulnerable and she loses too And that makes her such an endearing character Meeting and reading about her made me remember Aya from Parasite EveI absolutely loved this girl She is as real as real can get It s like I see her as the best version of anyone still full of flaws but can gather bouts of courage when the situation calls for it I loved how during her times of weaknesses she doesn t go too angsty Yes she mourns and grieves but she tries so hard despite everything and that s something I d like to emulate And besides how often do we see kick ass heroines who stay kick assIf you liked Left 4 Dead you would like this too One of the best thing about that game is its intensity There s nothing else that can get your heart pumping than walking silently down a road only to trigger a car alarm and have a HORDE of flesh eating zombies running to get a bite of your blood filled throat Me and my mates would be scared out of our wits and would go shouting over our mics Do you hear that Those are the groans of death HURRY UP AND RUN IDIOTIf it s action you are looking for you need not look far because Shutter is absolutely full of it lots of fight scenes that are easy to visualize and are not repetitive and a lot of non fight scenes that are eually intense Seriously I wouldn t be surprised if this becomes a movie because it kinda has the formula down pat There was this scene that was already said in the blurb so I knew it was coming but when I read it in the book it still felt like I read it blind because good lord my heart was seriously beating so fast Not only is the author capable of evoking strong emotional feelings from the reader she also knows how to make them excited tooAnd come on our mates here got chased by necros and they had to fight their way to the top floor of a building from the basement while still kicking necro ass along the way EPIC BOOK IS EPICAs for the romanceSee we have ONE heroine who is surrounded by three guys Usually you see this premise and slowly turn your head away in second hand embarrassment because you instantly expect it would be filled with cheesy drama and flirting and fighting for the girl I mean come on ONE GIRL THREE GUYS What else could it meanBut this book managed to surprise me Thirty pages in and no cheesy flirting eyebrow wiggling or any How are ye snoogum woogums that happened Sixty pages in we get hints from the heroine and one of the guys A forbidden romance that is showcased in a very meaningful and subtle way They have a lot of scenes together but most of it are related to the plot and when they let a bit of their guard down we get teased a lot and you end up yearning for It s not overwhelming at all and not underwhelming either because every gesture they do has meaning and thought behind them which makes everything just so bloody worth itEven better The camaraderie they have with each other They share a connection so strong that it just shows within the pages I loved how they can communicate with a few words or with a few gestures and get things done I loved the lengths they would go for each other if one s life is in danger I loved how they can talk and joke with each other with no malice no What did he mean by that Did he like me Do I like him But what about this guy ISN T THAT AWESOME just casual innocent banter among friends who will support each other come low or high waterAll in all This is one book that is not to be missed It s scary it s intense and it s endearing all at the same time a combination of awesome factors you don t really see much nowadays especially in this genre This definitely sets the bar high

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Shutter by Courtney Alameda review È 0 free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Courtney Alameda Ine exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film She's aided by her crew Oliver a techno whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude who can predict death; and Ryder the boy Micheline has known and loved foreverWhen a routine ghost hunt goes awry Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchainAs the ghostly ch. Micheline Helsing is the last of the line of Van Helsings of monster slaying fame In this version of the tale Micheline slays ghosts and otherworldly beings by capturing their visages on film thereby taking away their power and banishing back to the realms where they belongOne night Micheline and her team has a mission go awry and now because of a curse they are going to die Unless they can find the ghost that caused the sickness rid the world of it and save themselves The clock is ticking Shutter was a Brom Stoker award nominee for Best First Novel That s what drew me to this creepy taleHorror isn t my usual genre and the scary parts of this tale really scared the heck out of me If horror is your thing this one might not be scary enough Reading is such a personal experience you know It s hard to predictAlameda was at her best during the truly terrifying moments which in my opinion were the undead creatures and anything scenario involving a mirror Everybody has mirrors in their homes What if hypothetically these were portals into other worlds and things could come crawling out of them into this one eeeeeekI didn t enjoy the so so character building teen angst or abusive relationship with the father That could be a potential trigger tooMicheline is the type of teen heroine that I met in the Divergent trilogy and wasn t impressed with then not trusting anyone in authority with her problems even though they could potentially help her throwing herself into life threatening situations without proper planning and therefore putting her friends in danger too and pining for the lantern jawed guy with the ridiculously pumped up fighting skillsIf it wasn t for the insanely entertaining parts with the ghosts mirrors strong friendships with her team and tragic back story this would be a two star book instead of a four But I believe that its positive attributes outweighed the negatives Again reading is such a personal trip You may disagree And that s okFor a debut book Shutter is really very good I read the last couple chapters of this in a rush because I was terrified for the well being of the main charactersIf you love young adult horror tales you should give this one a read Some read alikes Jackaby or 13 Days of Midnight Shutter is scarier than either of those but they have similar themes


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    Courtney Alameda ☆ 0 read [E–pub/Pdf] Shutter by Courtney Alameda AUTHOR Courtney Alameda Well that was a nice little creeptastic ride I mean it's not a really huge horror book but it's a nice scary book Micheline Helsing Oliver Stoker yes part of the families and Ryder and Jude are a part of The Helsing Corps They got a call there was some cray going on over at the hospital and no one else could get there for an hour Soooooooooooooooo Micheline takes matters into her own hands and has her and the team show up They are not sup

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Shutter by Courtney Alameda AUTHOR Courtney Alameda Micheline Helsing is the last of the line of Van Helsings of monster slaying fame In this version of the tale Micheline slays ghosts and otherworldly beings by capturing their visages on film thereby taking away

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Shutter by Courtney Alameda AUTHOR Courtney Alameda Courtney Alameda ☆ 0 read I want to thank NetGalley and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for allowing me to read this eARCShutter is a fast paced kick ass ghost storyMicheline Helsing is the descendant of Van Helsing That's right The one that put Dracula in his gr

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