The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

“And then I hear singing… Before the dragging. Before the screaming.” – Penny, The Bargaining

 I am not a fan of scary, creepy, thrilling, or suspenseful books. I very much prefer books in the Fictional/Paranormal/Young Adult/Romance genre. I am a hopeless romantic who loves fantasy and mythical creatures so those genres call to me, like a siren calling a sailor. However, while browsing in the book section of Walmart one day, the cover to The Bargaining drew me in (though I ended up purchasing it at a Barnes & Noble). The simplicity and detail of the girl in the woods is eye-catching, as well as the fine printed “The North Woods are calling…”