The Shuddering



[Read] ➲ The Shuddering By Ania Ahlborn – E17streets4all.co.uk Ryan Adler and his twin sister, Jane, spent their happiest childhood days at their parents mountain Colorado cabin until divorce tore their family apart Now, with the house about to be sold, the Adler Ryan Adler and his twin sister, Jane, spent their happiest childhood days at their parents mountain Colorado cabin until divorce tore their family apart Now, with the house about to be sold, the Adler twins gather with their closest friends for one last snowboarding filled holiday While commitment phobic Ryan gazes longingly at Lauren, wondering if his playboy days are over, Jane s hopes of reconciling with her old boyfriend evaporate when he brings along his new fianc e As drama builds among the friends, something lurks in the forest, watching the cabin, growing ever bolder as the snow falls and hunger rises After a blizzard leaves the group stranded, the true test of their love and loyalty begins as the hideous creatures outside close in, one bloody attack at a time Now Ryan, Jane, and their friends must fight tooth and nail, bullet and blade for their lives Or else surrender to unspeakable deaths in the darkened woods.The Shuddering

Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door She d spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal shareAuthor of nine novels, Ania s books have been lauded by the likes of Publisher s Weekly, The New York Daily News, and The New York Times Some titles have been optioned for filmHailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ania currently lives in Greenville, South CarolinaForfrom Ania, visit her site, or connect via social media on Facebook and TwitterWeb aniaahlborn.

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  • Paperback
  • 283 pages
  • The Shuddering
  • Ania Ahlborn
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 1611099676

10 thoughts on “The Shuddering

  1. says:

    Intense Ryan and Jane are brother and sister and they want to have one last hurrah up in their father s cabin in the mountains of Colorado Together with three friends they kick off their party very well But little do they know that something is lurking deep in the dark woods Creatures beyond imagining Creatures with a thirst for blood and a taste for human flesh This book was not scary per say but it was very intense and thrilling It was very well written and easy to follow the storyline in Intense Ryan and Jane are brother and sister and they want to have one last hurrah up in their father s cabin in the mountains of Colorado Together with three friends they kick off their party very well But little do they know that something is lurking deep in the dark woods Creatures beyond imagining Creatures with a thirst for blood and a taste for human flesh This book was not scary per say but it was very intense and thrilling It was very well written and easy to follow the storyline in most parts I had a little bit of trouble in the beginning but not much.The monsters are scary in such a way that the author leaves a lot to the imagination when she is describing these creatures She definitely describes them and does it well, however I still don t have an exact print out in my head of what these monsters look like Which to me is great because I love that the author left it up to us to decide what they truly look like It makes for a scarier story.the characters are truly believable and the love triangle was perfectly written in such a way that you are wanting so badly for the book to end a specific way and I will not tell you whether it does or does not Ania Ahlborn is obviously a very gifted writer I must confess this was my first book read by this author and she did not disappoint I look forward to readingof her other books some of which I have sitting on my shelves I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good horror thriller read.You can also watch my review on YouTube here

  2. says:

    After reading all of Ania s novels I was certain that she has that something A certain spark that promises good reads in the fold of the velvet curtain covering the opening of each mysterious plot she plans, each idea is so distinct and worth the reader s time that I can t wait to see what else she can come up with The Shuddering did something different for a change, it made the monster second in place of the characters that were so unbelievable that I stopped, gasped and cringed as I read Ev After reading all of Ania s novels I was certain that she has that something A certain spark that promises good reads in the fold of the velvet curtain covering the opening of each mysterious plot she plans, each idea is so distinct and worth the reader s time that I can t wait to see what else she can come up with The Shuddering did something different for a change, it made the monster second in place of the characters that were so unbelievable that I stopped, gasped and cringed as I read Even the food in the book was good, when the clan in the cabin was treated to a Boeuf Bourguignon Burgundy Beef, a French wine stew I had to go to the store on Saturday half way through reading, buy my ingredients and make it the next day as I finished, and the sauce is one of the best ever, matches the writing and I can taste the story on the back of my mind This is a tale of love and loss, and with a no hold barrel monster that promises to take prisoners until your bones ache This story could take off as being another fantastic tale but the roots are so well grounded in who is in it Jane, Ryan, Sawyer, Lauren, April and Oona the dog are spending their last get together at a snowed in luxury cabin, only this time their vacation has planned a detour, one that might take them right out of this world There are unresolved love triangles, pain and betrayal and conflicts that run colder than the icy snow raining on the cabin as something dark and hungry surrounds it.This book reads like a Game of Thrones story, I didn t see many things coming, it made for one of the best book in bed weekend s I ve had in a while, a nice cold glass of beer didn t hurt, I was seriously worried and sweating bullets for the characters as things went from bad to worse I really liked the pacing for once, so many books get that wrong, and the interaction between the characters was priceless, I wasinterested in who was in love with whom than being busy worrying that this was a horror book so watch out as lives are pulled away faster than one can turn the page I sincerely hope that the author is working on a new story or I will be sadder than a kid who got coal in his stockings, or whatever rocks your misery boat Kasia S

  3. says:

    Five young adults in a cabin surrounded by a dense forest, in the midst of a snowstorm that is burying everything in sight Food is scant, cell phone reception is nil, and the power is flickeringand now out.The trees appear to be shuddering, raked and disturbed by the frigid winds, and teeming with something else They are out there all teeth and skin and claws, joints grotesquely askew, limbs contorted at impossible angles They are hungry, and they are hunting.Although I did not like Five young adults in a cabin surrounded by a dense forest, in the midst of a snowstorm that is burying everything in sight Food is scant, cell phone reception is nil, and the power is flickeringand now out.The trees appear to be shuddering, raked and disturbed by the frigid winds, and teeming with something else They are out there all teeth and skin and claws, joints grotesquely askew, limbs contorted at impossible angles They are hungry, and they are hunting.Although I did not like this nearly as much as Brother or The Bird Eater, it was a decent read view spoiler I really liked the ending, which was reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock s movie The Birds hide spoiler

  4. says:

    This is my first full book by this author I say that because I started to read The Devil Crept In once and it was a sample of the book, and the club ended up not reading it Something like that So The Shuddering isn t like what I pictured from what I knew of it, which was just the title I am not sure if it is better kept that way or if you know a little something about it beforehand Looking back, in some ways, I wish I would have known I listened to audio and read the book at the same time This is my first full book by this author I say that because I started to read The Devil Crept In once and it was a sample of the book, and the club ended up not reading it Something like that So The Shuddering isn t like what I pictured from what I knew of it, which was just the title I am not sure if it is better kept that way or if you know a little something about it beforehand Looking back, in some ways, I wish I would have known I listened to audio and read the book at the same time up to a certain point The men s voices were good but the women s to be frank one of them sounded like Michael Jackson She was supposed to be white and full of humor but all I kept hearing was a very serious MJ The Wayans brothers in the movie White Chicks kept popping up in my head and I kept laughing bc they crack me up every time I kept imagining the character Lauren looking like a disguised Wayans brother.., ahem.The other female s voice wasn t far off Cough Trust me it was hilarious So, then I just went with the reading part There was a lot of drama So much drama So many whispered conversations and half conversations that started but never went anywhere the kind where one of the characters would blurt out something and then stop awkwardly with their thought unfinished only for the other to huskily go, I know There is supposed to be a terrifying force at work here but what are we focused on Old drama Mmhmm 20 year old drama Come on Just say it or move on already If you can t say it, that s what email is for Yeah Maybe Or a blog I kept wanting some of them to die bc they were so annoying Some of them, okay one of them, was genuinely funny, and actually smart Honestly if a lot of this human drama had been taken out and we d seenof the scary stuff instead of the scary, icky, old relationship mess then this would have been so much better The end was a doozy but I m good with it I think it was good writing except for all of that pointless dialogue When you finally get to humanity vs other is where it got good 3.5

  5. says:

    A Solid 3.5 Stars for the prowling, creepy man eating skeletal creatures, and my favorite kind of wicked ending, hehehe. They only come in the snow.so Beware, they re hiding out there and it is NOT safeWonderfully frightening start and great remote setting out in the middle of nowhere land in a frozen south western Colorado cabin mc mansion. One last fun filled trip is under way with five adults, one an outsider and OONA the Husky when there is dissension among the troops and a A Solid 3.5 Stars for the prowling, creepy man eating skeletal creatures, and my favorite kind of wicked ending, hehehe. They only come in the snow.so Beware, they re hiding out there and it is NOT safeWonderfully frightening start and great remote setting out in the middle of nowhere land in a frozen south western Colorado cabin mc mansion. One last fun filled trip is under way with five adults, one an outsider and OONA the Husky when there is dissension among the troops and a massive snow storm hits making it impossible to stay.or leave with the monster pack of demons threatening attack and awaiting their kill. THE SHUDDERING is my third Ania Ahlborn read and while not quite as imaginative as SEED or BROTHER still enjoyed it as a fan of horror

  6. says:

    THE SHUDDERING, by Ania Ahlborn was a novel that I had a great deal of trouble in deciding upon a rating for On one hand, the writing is strong and fluid a style that I would easily describe as fast paced The problem, for myself, was that I didn t feel any connection with any of the characters They were stereotypical , in that the author attempted to portray them as the opposite of what we d expect emotionally Example The great looking rich boy that actuallycares too muchabout hur THE SHUDDERING, by Ania Ahlborn was a novel that I had a great deal of trouble in deciding upon a rating for On one hand, the writing is strong and fluid a style that I would easily describe as fast paced The problem, for myself, was that I didn t feel any connection with any of the characters They were stereotypical , in that the author attempted to portray them as the opposite of what we d expect emotionally Example The great looking rich boy that actuallycares too muchabout hurting those around him Honestly, this just wasn t believable to me especially as she did a version of this with almost ALL of the characters, making them out to be mentally the opposite of what their personalities stations would indicate The beginning aside from the characterizations started out strong, and with a healthy dose of comical sarcasm thrown in Is watching movies about monsters stalking through an icy tundra while in an icy tundra kind of masochistic, or is it just meThe novel did flow quickly unfortunately about 2 3 of it seemed to be expressly about their romanic obsessions, and flirting amongst the other characters This felt too forced to me, especially when Ahlborn went out of her way to reiterate how some of the characters just wouldn t fall in love , and then all too conveniently start thinking about it constantly.Eventually, the real action picked up, and I was thoroughly enjoying the book Then, the end. If the first 3 4 of the book had been as riveting as the last 1 4, this could have been amazing As it is, I really enjoyed the concept of the creatures and the writing style, but the characters were very forgettable in my mind we think we re safe until we re deadA decent read, but one that I wouldn t consider for a re read

  7. says:

    I downloaded The Shuddering for free as part ofSamsung monthly deal, and was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into a gory, riveting horror It started off very strong, intriguing Sending shivers down my spine by the gore and unexpected savageness A local resident out for his morning walk in the snowy Colorado Mountains in search for firewood, is surrounded and brutally attacked by unidentified, ghastly creatures We are then introduced to four long time friends, vacationing i I downloaded The Shuddering for free as part ofSamsung monthly deal, and was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into a gory, riveting horror It started off very strong, intriguing Sending shivers down my spine by the gore and unexpected savageness A local resident out for his morning walk in the snowy Colorado Mountains in search for firewood, is surrounded and brutally attacked by unidentified, ghastly creatures We are then introduced to four long time friends, vacationing in a cabin for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding, later find themselves trapped in the cabin, watched and then hunted down Unfortunately my level of interest quickly diminished I found that I was reading for the sake of completion There were no twists to the plot, no surprises it was the same predicable scenario of attacks over and over again I wanted to know what these creatures were, and where did they come but received no clear answers Sadly this book lacked substance for me But credit to the author for her rich, atmospheric setting and vivid description of the creatures it was well detailed

  8. says:

    So good Entertaining Update i have changed it from 4 stars to 5 stars since i find myself still thinking about this book 5 months later.

  9. says:

    I never ended up picking this up over Thanksgiving vacation so resolving for now Maybe Christmas vaca will besuccessful for reading Original What s oneSure, I am currently reading SIX other books but seriouslyI love to read horror when I travel.So excited to finally be picking this one up I never ended up picking this up over Thanksgiving vacation so resolving for now Maybe Christmas vaca will besuccessful for reading Original What s oneSure, I am currently reading SIX other books but seriouslyI love to read horror when I travel.So excited to finally be picking this one up

  10. says:

    They only come when it snows Creature features can be hit or miss with me I really love some, and am not crazy about the rest, so take my review with a grain of salt I think the setup of The Shuddering was intriguing, but I had a tough time connecting to the execution of the story I think The Shuddering may have worked better as a novella for me there was so much whining and banter, and there was less focus on the creatures than I expected The creature moments were definitely promising, They only come when it snows Creature features can be hit or miss with me I really love some, and am not crazy about the rest, so take my review with a grain of salt I think the setup of The Shuddering was intriguing, but I had a tough time connecting to the execution of the story I think The Shuddering may have worked better as a novella for me there was so much whining and banter, and there was less focus on the creatures than I expected The creature moments were definitely promising, but it wasn t enough to thoroughly hold my attention through the rest of the book There s a serious insta love plotline, and it was hard to take seriously It felt much younger than the other Ahlborn books I ve read this isn t necessarily a bad thing, just not what I was expecting Even though I wasn t crazy about the plot, Ania Ahlborn still makes a story flow well Everything worked out with the alternating storylines, and the story moved along smoothly That s really what made this a 3 instead of a 2 for me I do want to say that the intro to this book was so good, and I wish I would have felt that intensity through the rest of the story The introduction characters wereintriguing than the ones the book was actually about I thought the ending was okay, but I just feel like some of the horror was missing I may have felt differently if I was attached to any of the characters since we spent so much time with them, but it didn t work for me

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