Horseman By Christina Henry

First of all I would like to thank Lydia at Titan Books for being so kind and sending me a copy of this book in exchange fore a fair and honest review.

Horseman by Christina Henry centres on (official blurb): “Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt’s grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that’s just legend, the village gossips talking. Twenty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play “Sleepy Hollow boys,” reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the sinister discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?

I honestly don’t know where to really start with my thoughts about this book. Other then the fact I absolutely adored it! It was the perfect autumnal spooky read I was looking for and to top it all off it also had a grandfather and grandchild storyline which was everything! (We all know at the point I’m a sucker for a good grandfather and grandchild storyline!)

Horseman by Christina Henry is a dark, intense, atmospheric and jaw-dropping sequel to Washington Irving’s classic horror story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Henry’s Horseman is set many years after the ending of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and we now follow the story of Bram Bones and Katrina grandchild, Ben. Not only does Ben have a slight obsession with playing “Sleepy Hollow Boys” but Ben also seems to question everything the adults have ever said about the story of the Horseman and Sleepy Hollow. After all the horseman could really exist and Ben may just have a special connection to him!

Whilst reading this book you could generally feel the magic that was woven throughout not only Christina Henry’s writing but also throughout the Legend of Sleepy Hollow itself. The whole of the village of Sleepy Hollow seemed to be seeping with magic.

Horseman was such a mesmerising, creepy and poignant sequel to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that at times left me with so many emotions and most definitely broke my heart multiple times. It wholeheartedly deserves the hype and has definitely become one of my favourite reads of the year!

But you don’t really want to be a farmer just like him anymore, do you? You want to ride through the woods under the starlight.

Horseman, Christina Henry

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