Oct 21, 2013

"The Creeps" by John Connolly

Title: The Creeps

Author: John Connolly

Series: Samuel Johnson Tales/Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil, #3

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Publication date: October 22nd, 2013

My rating: 5 of 5

(Book read on October 16th, 2013,  from an eARC received from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.) 


In this clever and quirky follow-up to The Gates and The Infernals, Samuel Johnson’s life seems to have finally settled down - after all, he’s still got the company of his faithful dachshund Boswell and his bumbling demon friend Nurd; he has foiled the dreaded forces of darkness not once but twice; and he’s now dating the lovely Lucy Highmore.
But things in the little English town of Biddlecombe rarely run smoothly for long. Shadows are gathering in the skies; a black heart of pure evil is bubbling with revenge; and it rather looks as if the Multiverse is about to come to an end, starting with Biddlecombe. When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known, not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves.
The latest installment of John Connolly’s wholly original and creepily imaginative Samuel Johnson Tales, The Creeps is humorous horror for anyone who enjoys fiction at its best.


My Thoughts on the Book:

The Creeps was absolutely amazing, and the perfect finale to this hilarious trilogy.

I read both The Gates & The Infernals over 2 years ago, and I loved them both (although I loved The Gates more between them), and I've been waiting for the next book since then, and John Connolly absolutely delivered & the waiting was so worth it, because The Creeps is definitely the best one among them, and as I already said, the perfect ending for these characters that I absolutely adore!

That being said, even though it's recommended for you to read the previous 2 books before you read this one, it's not necessary, because the author in his witty way does explain what happened in them, but believe me, you don't want to miss reading them for yourself.

The story was fun, horrific, hilarious & adventurous, and I loved every second of it, and once again I absolutely loved all the characters, and once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I finished it. And even though for most of the book I laughed at loud so many times, the author also managed to make me cry a lot at the ending, and that was so unexpected, but I don't think anyone will be able to stop themselves if they love the characters as much as I do.

And the writing style as always was amazing & addicting. There's just something special & unique to John Connolly's writing style, he brings all of his characters to life, and you wouldn't want to say goodbye to any of them, both good & bad. So, yeah, although I'm really happy with the ending that all the characters got, I can't help myself but wish for more stories featuring them, even though I know this is the end for them. but, at least, there's always re-reading, and I love re-reading my fav books, and The Creeps as well as the whole series has confirmed its place on my alltime favs list, and I can't recommend them enough to everyone, from children to adults, because I know that everyone would enjoy them!




  1. Great review. I keep hearing good things about this series, I will have to check it out.

  2. This series does sound quite interesting.