Anyone who frequents Clues and Reviews knows that I am completely obsessed with Ania Ahlborn. Her novels always keep me glued to the pages, holding on to the edge of my seat and looking over my shoulder. Really, what more does anyone want in a horror novel, am I right?
I am especially pleased when Ahlborn publishes a novella. It really helps to give me my fix until another one of her novels publishes. And, since Ania Ahlborn is an “auto-buy” author for me, I didn’t even pay attention to what her newest novella, I Call Upon Thee, was about until after I had already downloaded it to my Kindle. Once I realized that it had an Ouija board at the core of the plot, I had to take some time to mentally prepare myself. Ouija boards TERRIFY me.
At 246 pages, this novella packs a serious punch. Using a back and forth narration between the present after our protagonist, Maggie heads home to help after the death of her sister and flashbacks to her childhood, Ahlborn weaves a terrifying tale. Even small details (creepy niece, anyone?) had me on edge while I was reading. That is one of my favourite things about her work; she is able to take regular, everyday occurrences and flip them into my worst nightmare.
Now that I have finished, all I have to say is YIKES!
If you like a little fright in your reading, then I would say pick this one up! I loved it.