The Suffering

Seventeen year old Tark knows what it is to be powerless But Okiku changed that A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she s groomed Tark to destroy the wicked But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan s suicide forest, Okiku s justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price
The Suffering Seventeen year old Tark knows what it is to be powerless But Okiku changed that A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger she s groomed Tark to destroy the wicked B

  • Title: The Suffering
  • Author: Rin Chupeco
  • ISBN: 9781492629832
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Library Binding
  • 1 thought on “The Suffering”

    1. I don't think I've ever read a horror book that affected me as much as The Suffering did.Jesus Christ, I swear I was on the verge of peeing my pants in sheer horror and thrill. Chupeco maintained the epic, horrific descriptions from the first book, and you're going to imagine every. Single. Detail. It's gore-y, it's scary as fuck, and it's delicious. I mean, come on--it's a JAPANESE HORROR STORY. Talk about epic. My heartbeat LEGITIMATELY sped up along with Tark's--okay, maybe even twice as ofte [...]

    2. THIS IS THE DA BEST YA ASIAN HORROR BOOK EVERRRRR!!!! This book seriously left me flabbergasted - and in a good way. I loved The Girl from the Well - it was scary and legitimate, it felt legitimate, and it really captured the thoughts of a ghost really well. I mean, of course I don't know how ghosts think, but the thoughts of Okiku in that book felt more realistic and so out there and so vengeful and lonely in such a ghost-ly way. That's why I was so wary of picking up the second installment be [...]

    3. An amazing sequel for Girl from the Well. The plot is better and scarier than the first book. I was up on a rainy night and seriously gave me goosebumps. Rin Chupeco's way of describing each scene gives an eerie ambiance and the ghosts really scared the batshit out of me! Tarquin / Tark is a great hero and I love how it's told in his perspective.He and Okiku shared this bond, together they hunt bad people to give justice to unrested souls and gave them peace. Okiku is my favorite ghost. Despite [...]

    4. 4.5 starsI'm a wuss. No, really. I have never seen a horror movie in my life, and every time I come across something gory or particularly scary, I flee like Snape before shampoo. I tend to stay away from the horror genre like the plague. Books, movies, doesn’t matter; if there’s gore and manslaughter involved, it’s not for me. Still, I’ve been feeling like I wanted to branch out a bit, and try some things I normally wouldn’t, which is why I requested The Suffering. It wasn’t until I [...]

    5. The problem with doing a review for an amazing book is that you feel so inadequate that you keep on deleting the review that you were writing.Thus pissing me off.But I'll do try my best to give justice to this book. This is one of those books that raises those tiny hairs in my neck while I was reading this and makes me avoid reading this horror novel in the middle of the night.I don't want to imagine this kind of thing creeping in my house, thank you very much.The Suffering iswonderfuL. I don't [...]

    6. I read The Girl from the Well last year and I also reread it this year. I enjoyed it so much both times and I couldn't wait to read The Suffering. I really had no doubt that I would love this book as much as the first and I wasn't let down at all.The Suffering is everything you would expect if you've read the first book. It's just as weird, creepy, and amazingly written as the first book. The characters were all really well written. I think that's what impressed me the most, how well written the [...]

    7. Having loved the richly dark and creepy Japanese lore from the first book, it was without a second thought (other than if the lights were on, it was daylight out, and someone else was home with me) that I picked up The Suffering.I was so ready to be on that scary roller coaster ride with Tark and Ki once again and couldn't wait to strap in, hang on tight, and get the ride of a lifetime, or at the very least, be scared silly by the thought of the creepy possessed dolls and monsters that seemed to [...]

    8. melissa413readsalotThis second installment of The Girl From The Well is even better than the first. I loved it! There is still a lot of creepiness going on, but now Tarquin and Okiku (the girl from the well) are teamed up, as you know if you read the first one, and taking out the bad people and ghosts. The beginning of the book starts out with a bang. Tark and Ki have to exercise a ghost and it's not as easy as it sounds :) And after all that fun stuff Tark has to go to school by day, he's still [...]

    9. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoLast year, I read and adored The Girl from the Well but for some reason, it completely slipped by me that The Suffering wasn’t a new standalone, but rather the sequel to The Girl From The Well. Given that it had been some time since I had read the book, it also took me some time to catch on but when I finally realized that this was a sequel, my memory was awoken and I started remembering things from The Girl from the Well and became even [...]

    10. This was better than the first one; we find out more about the characters, the plot is more complex, the suspense at some point get so high that you forget to breathe, action packed and the ending so lovely.My only problem with this book, or duology, is the writing style. To me it seemed so flat, plain, monotone. I felt nothing because of it and it diluated so much the story. Compared with the characters, the plot and the idea of this series, the writing style is mediocre or just ok and that bot [...]

    11. The Suffering is the perfect example of how much an author can grow and learn between books, how experience can be a wonderful teacher if the person is willing to develop and work their craft. About a year ago, The Girl from the Well left me feeling disappointed. It showed promise and was a decent debut novel as a whole, but there was potential wasted and it ended up being a slightly underwhelming novel. So it was with no small amount of apprehension that I approached The Suffering. As it turns [...]

    12. [I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]Like the first novel in this series, I find this one hard to rate, as I liked quite a few things in it, while sighing at others. Probably my main issue with it was that it introduced plot lines, but didn't really follow them. All the while, the main story *was* a grabbing read nonetheless.This time, the whole narrative is in Tark's voice, which probably was for the best: I liked the weird prose in the first book [...]

    13. I really enjoyed The Girl from the Well and was excited to see that there was going to be a sequel to that book. I got a copy of this book to review from NetGalley. This ended up being a very well done and creepy ghost story with a lot of Japanese mythology throughout. I enjoyed it a lot.It’s been two years since we left Tark and Okiku. Tark and Okiku have continued to work together hunting down child murderers and releasing the innocent souls of the children bound to them. It’s been a solit [...]

    14. YAY!!! 3.5 starsI absolutely love that this was in Tark's POV. I have nothing against Okiku but I just wasn't impressed with her either. Like I said in my review for the first book, Tark is absolutely hilarious and I loved being in his head a million times more. His emotions were more genuine to me and I had no problem being sympathetic to him. This book is definitely my favorite out of the two! Especially since the setting is in the Suicide Forest which is one of the places I am dying to visit [...]

    15. Find this review and others on Book YAbber.Wow, wow, wow! Rin Chupeco has done it again! I loved everything about THE SUFFERING! It was a creepy ghost story that left me absolutely terrified. The story is set in the Suicide Forest, which is located in Japan. While reading about a story set in this forest, a spark was ignited and I researched the Suicide Forest. I like the Rin’s books incorporate Japanese culture that spark my interest which results in hours of research. Expanding my mind, whil [...]

    16. I'm so sad. I love The Girl from the Well and I was expecting to feel the exact way with The Suffering. But, I’m afraid it didn’t worked out. It has its moments and some cute stuffs, but it wasn’t enough. With that being said, this wouldn’t deter me from buying Chupeco’s future works. Mini review to come.

    17. Actual Rating: 3.5I received an eARC of this book from Sourcebooks via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.“Everybody knows a killer,” I say, “even if they don’t know they do.” The Suffering by Rin Chupeco published last September 8, is the second installment to the first spooky novel, The Girl From The Well which had been released last year. The two books are like retellings of Japanese folklore. This is me branching out a bit, keeping diversity alive in my book pile. Although [...]

    18. “The Suffering” is the perfect book for any young adult (or adult, for the matter) fan of horror, suspense, or Japanese folklore. While it is a companion to “The Girl from the Well”, please know that it can be read as a standalone. All that you need to know is covered throughout the book in a way that doesn’t interrupt the flow.I absolutely love the character development of Tark and the water ghost, Okiku. I don’t know how the author, Rin Chupeco, does it, but somehow a ghost of a gi [...]

    19. Y’know, I’ve been seeing 5 star ratings pop up all over for this book. While I think it’s a worthy sequel, I honestly liked the first one more. While I found a lot of aspects of The Suffering did improve upon its predecessor I preferred the intensity and mystery of the first one.The biggest difference between the two is that instead of being narrated by Okiku, our favorite murderous ghost, we have Tark, sarcastic teenage boy, narrating instead! I felt like that was actually a better choice [...]

    20. Another great book in The Girl from the Well series. I am such a fan of Rin Chupeko now. She has such a knack for joining fiction with Japanese history and coming up with a story very believable and very creepy. I read a lot of horror and would definitely say she can really creep me out!This book continues to follow the story of Tarquin 2 years since he was exorcised from the evil spirit that haunted his life. And it continues the friendship he now has with another spirit, Okiko. So much has hap [...]

    21. ONE OF KIND! AWESOME! ^_^ I'm gonna effin miss Tarquin-kun and Okiku!:)Pretty obvious that I loved these series!Yayy! More wonderful adventure than the first one! At times I laughed-out-loud because of Tark's humorous-sarcastic-kickass-attitude! I love him and Okiku. Sometimes I wished that I have a best buddy like Ki! The ending is spontaneous! Yayy! I love every bit of this story! Storyline was outstanding. Also the characters. Whoah! READ IT!!!!!!^__^ Highly recommended!

    22. Looking for a creepy read? Then you have to check out The Suffering by Rin Chupuco. It's starts out pretty mild, but once Tark, Callie, and Okiku get to Japanlook out. Loved this good and would highly recommend it to YA horror fans.

    23. This story is the perfect example of how a sequel can sometimes be better than the original. Its creepiness was prolonged throughout not only with ghosts, killings, murders, but also with the bitterly repugnant ritual sacrifices and sufferings of the women and young men in Aitou. The Japanese traditions and spiritual beliefs add a great deal to this story as well, which I REALLY enjoyed, but some of the words and character names can be difficult to distinguish if you are unfamiliar with the lang [...]

    24. Over the last year I've gone against faceless women, disfigured spirits, and grotesque revenants. Some people keep dangerous hobbies; skydiving and driving at monster truck rallies and glacier surfing. Me? I cast my soul into the churning waters of potential damnation and wait for a bite.It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down th [...]

    25. I didn't realize this was the second book in the series -- which means the author did a great job connecting events in book 1 with what happened in book 2, creating continuity without being boring or redundant. That's a hard thing to pull off.Anyway, I liked this book. I liked the creepy dolls and strong pull on Japanese folklore. I was transported and once or twice even felt a shiver going up my back. AND most amazingly that was done with only pure writing skills, and not by blood, guts, or oth [...]

    26. The Suffering takes a few years after The Girl From the Well ends.One thing is clear from the start: there is so much character growth in Tark. We don’t know what happened in those years between this book and the last. It’s like Tark’s matured a lot and I really like him now, to be honest.I was told that The Suffering is considerably creepier than The Girl From the Well, and they were right!! Holy crap, did this book ever creep me out. I actually had to stop reading this book due to its cr [...]

    27. My ReviewThis novel was another solid entry in The Girl From the Well series by Rin Chupeco! I am loving the vengeful ghost thing! The Suffering is told from Tark’s point of view as he navigates having Okiku as part of him and helping her continue her murderous justice against those who harm children. There is more discord between the two concerning the morality of the killings, which I found really thought-provoking. However, the exciting part didn’t truly begin until they were both headed [...]

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