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My son brought home Supernatural Places from the library. I put it up on the shelf because I didn’t want my younger kids finding it; some of the illustrations are rather spooky. It looked quite compelling, so I perused it one evening once the kids had gone to bed.
This is a non-fiction reference book, which gives you a short blurb on many different supernatural locations around the world. It covers everything from haunted houses to ancient ruins, people groups to natural spaces. One page is devoted to each location, and includes a photo and basic information. The sections include: Haunted Places, Vampire Haunts, Witchcraft and the Dark Arts, Sacred Places, UFO Hot Spots, and Myths & Legends.
I found this book utterly fascinating, and definitely spooky! I’m not into horror, so this is about as macabre as I like to go. Some of the entries are icky–such as the cannibalistic clan in Scotland during the 17th century. Most of the entries are not gory, but be warned that there are a few. The photos are wonderful–I love reference books with good photography!
This book is a great teaser for many interesting places and events throughout history. It’s good as a jumping off point, if you want to do more research and a fuller study of some of these fascinating places. It would also make a great coffee table book.
I would recommend this book for older teens to adults because of the mature subject matter.
- occult themes
- sexual themes
- gory elements
- general scariness
Rating: 4 Stars
Until next time…