Book Review: The Invocation by Carl Alves

Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Genre: Supernatural Thriller

Book Blurb:

A séance gone wrong. A demonic crook unleashed. Who can stop the callous carnage?

Book Review

I saw that this novel is a cross between Stranger Things and The Exorcist and I was excited to read it. I haven’t seen The Exorcist yet, but I have seen the movie, Stranger things and it was interesting. I was delighted to read  this  book when the author offered. 

Kenna Trigg and her friends decide to have fun in the basement and play with her brother’s Ouija board. But everything does not turn out as expected. What do you think will happen when a spirit bent on unleashing evil on those who  have wronged him returns from the dead? Will Kenna and her friends be able to stop  him in time?

I absolutely enjoyed this book. The opening chapter was really creepy, and it got me hooked. It has a great storyline, with interesting and realistic characters. Themes of forgiveness, love, loyalty, were interwoven by the author as the  story progressed. The character development was solid, and the book makes for an easy read. My favorite character was Jake, Kenna’s  brother. Despite all he’s been through, doing time in prison, he tries his best to bring  his family to become stronger together. He also focuses on fixing his  mistakes. He is a strong rock to his younger sister Kenna. I so much enjoyed his cage fighting and his awesome fighting skills and martial arts in the ring. The author has done a great job in giving a detailed description for the enjoyment of readers who enjoy good martial arts.

Although there are trigger warnings of possession, graphic violence and drugs but it all added to the originality of the story. The Invocation is well-written, professionally edited and a little bit predictable but very intriguing. I highly recommend this amazing work of fiction to lovers of the supernatural and thrillers. I want to appreciate Carl Alves for gifting me a kindle copy and for making my apocalypse experience a little bit bearable. 🙂

About the Author:

Carl is the author of five published novels which span the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres in no particular order. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and the two most awesome boys you have ever met. When not feverishly conjuring stories about monsters, aliens, and things that go bump in the night, he works as an engineer for a medical device company. Find out more about him by visiting his website at

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