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Book Review - The Pit by Christian Yarnall

Updated: Jan 11, 2023




Book Review - The Pit by Christian Yarnall


Are you looking for a new read with atmospheric and sensory detail galore? Then look no further! Today I have a book review all about obstacles and endeavors after a kidnapping occurs by something called the pit.


We meet our main characters right off the bat which is super important to any story. Here we have Lauren, an ambitious and great with strategy character, alongside Matt who is the focal point in the turn of events that occur throughout.


From the jump we as readers receive a well thought out and intricate world and setting, from the metaphorical twist on lightning to the landscape the characters are dropped in on page one. It is super important for me as a reader to get in the midst of action and engage with a novel through a big hook if it is going to deal with challenges like the characters in this novel face.


From the initial kidnapping to the duelings to the end, we are presented with new encounters constantly, keeping readers on their toes.


One of these interceptions is a person named Jaime, who quickly becomes an obstacle in plain sight for Lauren. But not in an obvious speed bump way, but rather, a tricky situation of whether to keep and grow this connection of disregard it.


The writing style of this book is so unique. We read this as if it is a case file of an investigation woven into story form. And it is fascinating!


Marty is another character who we just scratch the surface of but get enough to understand that this is a gatekeeper of what’s to come. I will not spoil it, but little amounts of characters and setting twists help develop these tiny interceptions of clues as to what is to come.


I need to make sure I point out a disclaimer and warning that this story is dark at times, but if you enter with the headspace of thematic viewings of perseverance and stamina within the environment and personal connection, those dark moments do see the light in one way or another.


Overall, this is a really good read and definitely one I am glad to have connected through Twitter to pick up. Unique and a new taste for genres I do not usually dip my toes into the water for. Give this a shot! Here is the Amazon link!



See you soon,

Olivia Brooks.





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