The Bargaining

The Bargaining

The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She?s used to being discussed like a problem, a problem her mother has finally passed on to her father. What she hasn?t gotten used to is her stepmother?especially when she finds out that she?ll have to spend the summer with April in the remote woods of Washington to restore a broken-down The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She?s used to being discuss...

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Title:The Bargaining
Author:Carly Anne West
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1442441828
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:407 pages pages

The Bargaining Reviews

  • Gisbelle
    Aug 11, 2014
    My thanks to Simon Pulse & Edelweiss Point of View: Single (Penny Warren) Writing: First Person | Present Tense Setting: Phoenix/Seattle Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy/Horror In general, I thought it was quite a nice read since I found it kind of creepy and all that. Ho...
  • Crystal
    Jun 18, 2014
    This was CREEPY!!! Like The Ring, The Conjuring, and Children of the Corn creepy and I loved every minute of it! I have been on the look out for a book that puts the creepy first and everything else on the backburner and The Bargaining does this flawlessly! Penny having just been s...
  • Dark Faerie Tales
    Jul 01, 2016
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: How lonely are the woods? Opening Sentence: The first thing I should see is Pop with his belt. The Review: This is why I do not like horror stories. They creep the hell out of me and give me nightmares for days (or nig...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jul 23, 2014
    I picked up this book because of the woods theme. For whatever reason, creepy dark forests that have a mind and story and life all of their own, just appeal to me. I love the dark rich atmosphere, the creepiness and of course the mystery behind them. Who wasn't afraid to go into the...
  • BookLoversLife
    Jul 26, 2014
    I had to put this aside for a while. Its definitely creepy but I just can't get into the story. Hopefully I can pick it up again before it releases. ...
  • April Sarah
    Feb 26, 2015
    This story is such a creepy, convoluted, mind-trippy read that I couldn't help but enjoy every minute of it. There is something enthralling for me, when a book doesn't spell things out and leaves you a bit dazed and confused at the end. You are forced to think for your self and try...
  • Sarah
    Jul 27, 2014
    It was good but I'm still so confused. ...
  • Lisa Cronkhite
    Apr 06, 2015
    I loved the premise which is why I wanted to read the book. There was some interest there, enough for me to finish the book. But the ending just sucked. There was no resolution to the mystery. It just left you wondering even more. And since this is not a series, it's not a standalone t...
  • Janie Johnson
    Mar 07, 2017
    I picked this one up on a whim because I was mostly drawn to the cover and then of course the synopsis. I liked the pacing of the book which kept it moving and I loved the creepiness of the story which kept me engaged. I found that there seemed to be a lot more to the story than the sy...
  • Rayne
    Aug 01, 2014
    The Bargaining is quite possibly the most terrifying book I've read in a while. I might be in the minority in this one, but I quite liked the author's YA debut novel, The Murmurings, so I expected The Bargaining to be creepy, but this one surpassed each and every single one of my exp...
  • grieshaber.reads
    Jan 13, 2016
    The Bargaining is the best YA horror I?ve read in a long time. The descriptions, pace, creepy house and surroundings, and sense of wrongness reminded me of The Shining. What better compliment can I give a horror novel than to compare it to one of Stephen King?s? Here?s the deal: ...
  • Susana
    Jan 02, 2015
    3.5 stars Arc provided by Simon Pulse through Edelweiss Release Date: February 17 What it felt like reading this title: Uncovering layer upon layer of truths tightly wrapped in different time dates, never knowing exactly who was going to present them, and what I was ...
  • Liz
    Feb 11, 2019
    Penny is sent to live with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother. She ends up spending the summer with her stepmother, as her mother works on flipping an old house in the woods near a small town. Bad things have happened in that house, in those woods; the locals give them prob...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    Jun 30, 2014
    ***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato This book is far from perfect but I absolutely adored it. When I first dived into this book, I pretty much had no idea what it was about, I remembered reading the blurb and being intrigued but the only concrete detail I rememb...
  • Liz's Book Bucket List
    Sep 26, 2014
    {I recieved this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review} I really, REALLY wanted to like this book. I mean, look at how gorgeous that cover is and the synopsis is super creepy, but I was extremely disappointed. I HATED the first 65% of this book! It was confusing and t...
  • Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
    Mar 20, 2015
    Not bad. Not bad at all. I probably would've given this another star but the ending was a bit unbelievable. Not the actual events so much as the trade itself. And then you get that last chapter that was just weird. It wasn't a twist or anything. It just ... was. It felt utterly random ...
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Jul 26, 2014
    I received a free copy via Edelweiss. First Impression: The Bargaining was a riveting, if not a little slow paced, gothic novel. The atmosphere is fantastically creepy and Carly Anne West has done an excellent job. Nevertheless, I think the slow pacing kept this from getting four st...
  • Courtney
    May 04, 2016
    I can see why this title was nominated for the 2017 HS Sequoyah list. While several reviews stated that this story was slow going in places, I did not find that to be true for me. I read through it in just a few days and could not wait to find out what would happen to the characters ne...
  • Aliam Sunshine
    Apr 15, 2015
    I'm so glad I found this book on our local bookstore and took the risk of buying it on hardcovers because well, look at the cover! And the color. It's so intriguing and beautiful. I scare easily, really, but it doesn't stop me from liking scary stories/movies and this book.. This book ...
  • Anisaa
    Oct 13, 2015
    3.5 Stars! Just to start off, I'm a major horror junkie! When it comes to books, the creepier and gorier the better! When I read the blurb for the book and found out two people were going to be staying in a creepy cabin?deep in the woods in a small town, I got so excited. It sound...
  • Emily Crow
    May 14, 2016
    Creepy things happening in the woods... Say no more, that's always a story I will want to read. In this case, the creepy woods are in Washington State, where children periodically go missing. Penny, a troubled teen, is forced to spend a summer renovating a dilapidated house in the midd...
  • Chrissy F.
    Apr 24, 2015
    Well, honestly giving this book four stars may be a little too nice of me. Three for sure though. It was a good and captivating read BUT, lots of unanswered things. Such as, the ending! The last two chapters grabbed my brain and flipped it around, and not in a good way. It was like tho...
  • Sara (Freadom Library)
    Oct 21, 2016
    Actual rating 3.5 stars (May be subject to change BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO RATE IT) ...
  • Darby
    Mar 31, 2017
    UGH well that was completely terrifying. Probably because I read most of it while home alone ...
  • Anna (Enchanted by YA)
    Aug 12, 2014
    ***I received the ARC eBook free as a review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*** Did not finish at 75%. I simply could not get into this book. From the second I saw the cover and read the synopsis I thought it was something I?d like or ...
  • L. C. Julia
    Sep 01, 2018
    3.5/4 This was better that I thought, but it kind of fell flat in the end. Pros: -The protagonist was good. She is hard sometimes, but she knows it and try to be better. Also, she had nice comebacks. -The relationship between her and her stepmother and stepbrother was interes...
  • Izaiah Moore
    May 11, 2015
    Everyone has regrets they must live with. Penny has some certain regrets many people can relate to. One of these being her friendship with a girl named Rae, who has influenced who Penny is now. Penny, along with April, will be out in the woods for the summer. Her only solace is Miller,...
  • Svetlana Boyle
    Apr 11, 2018
    This kept me really entertained the whole time. ...
  • Nicole Mazzocca
    Apr 28, 2018
    This book isn?t very good. The plot is decent, and reading it COULD have been a creepy, atmospheric experience, but it just wasn?t. It felt very juvenile - and yes I realize it?s a YA novel so I shouldn?t be dissing it based on this - but that doesn?t mean it has to be whiny ...
  • Ilonita50
    Jun 28, 2015
    I received this book for free via Simon&Schuster ebook subscriber read. Thank you! The story is thrilling, horror, brings fears & make your hair stand up. But there is more than the introduction says - you might find out the "horrible" stepmom is a person you had no idea abo...