The concept behind Carnival of Fear is cool and innovative. A mysterious horror carnival arrives in an upstate New York town. Naturally the high school kids in town feel the need to check it out. Little do they know that all of their worst horrors are there to greet them. The cast of characters are fairly typical. You got your jocks, your stoners, your cheerleaders, your brainy, nerdy types, and then there is JD, the all American, all around good guy, and his girlfriend. Inside of the carnival is a haunted castle containing rooms with all different kinds of horrors, each one a different challenge for our cast. There are werewolves, a Salem type town conducting with trials, zombies, vampires, aliens, and just about any kind of nightmarish monstrous scenario, including a trip to hell in the finale. In order to get out alive, the kids have to enter each of the room and defeat the enemies that await them. The end result is a real page turner where I kept wanting to find out what was going to pop up next, or how JD and company were going to get themselves out of the next situation. JG Faherty is a highly skilled writer and he managed to artfully guide the reader through this carnival of terror. This is a book worth reading.
Carl Alves - author of Two For Eternity