Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review: Mojo


Title: Mojo

Author: Kris Sedersten

Genre: Paranormal Thriller


When Scottie Brown, a New Orleans college student, is aggressively haunted by nightmares and daytime apparitions, he begins a search for answers; unwittingly putting himself and those closest to him in a confrontation with evil.

To defeat the energy that torments him, he recruits a team of paranormal investigators, friends from high school, and a psychic medium.  Together, they pursue the ghosts of Scottie’s ancestors in a haunted plantation deep in the Louisiana countryside.  They uncover dark family secrets and the spiritual energy of a malevolent patriarch who projects an unholy prophecy that has deadly consequences for all mankind.

The power of an elusive mojo amulet becomes central to fighting Scottie’s demons as the journey through the haunted mansion, filled with twists and turns, takes on a life of its own against time

*I was sent a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.*



The book I get for review often tend to surprise me. Mojo once again succeeded to do so.

Right from the very first page, Mojo picks up the pace and tells the story of Scottie who is haunted by nightmares and the ghosts of his family and never slows down for one minute before it comes to a very action packed and scary end. What starts out as nightmares soon turns out to be nothing less than life threatening. As Scottie, his best friend C.J and his girlfriend Aimee along with a team of paranormal investigators set out to unravel the mystery of Scotties haunting, they also discover things about Scottie´s family that will make you shiver.

You never know if the ghost who is permanenty  telling Scott to find “mojo” is something good or bad. There is also a plot twist concering said “mojo” that gives the story a whole new direction I hadn´t seen coming.

The atmosphere Kris Sedersten creates in her book Mojo is very dark, scary and there are a few rather gory details. However, it all feels very authentic. Especially all the scenes taking place in the house of Scottie´s youth are sometimes downright creepy (maybe I´m also just a wuss. Ghosts tnd to creep me out!). With great attention to detail, Kris Sedersten creates a mood that couldn´t fit the book any better.

Mojo ends with a scene that leaves you wondering if our crew of paranormal investigators can really close their case and st least left me curious whether there would be another book about Scottie and his family from hell.

There were a few things about Mojo that I wised would have been dofferent.

I felt Scottie´s conclusion that the haunting must have something to do with his family  (he thinks that every early in the book) rather surprising, since there was nothing hinted in this direction before. I also felt that sometimes I would have liked to know more about the characters´ backgrond.

Overall, I would recommend Mojo to everyone who likes to read books that give you the creeps ,keeps you on the edge of your seat and out of breath for the whole time. But be warned, you might want to sleep with your lights on afterwards! Smile


My Verdict:

Kris Sedersten´s “Mojo” gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. It was a great read that keep me well… frightend. Winking smile I will keep my eyes open for

Kris Sedersten´s books from now on!


Blodeuedd said...

Nice review :)
Though can't say if the book is for me, hm, something is not pulling me in

Celine said...

Great review! I have a weak spot for books that creep me out, even if that means I can't sleep afterwards. This might be something for me (:

Midnyte Reader said...

I love anything that takes place in New Orleans so I'm adding this one. Thanks for letting me know what you didn't love so I am forewarned.