This novella was a lot of fun! Picture it as a B-grade movie-one of the Friday the 13th movies, maybe. You don't spend a lot of time getting to know the characters because you know what's going to happen to them in the end. Perhaps, you'll let yourself get attached to one of them, if you think that might be the one that survives.
The villain in this book was pretty cool and I would be interested in learning more about his backstory, his store, and his powers.
If you go into this with that B-movie mindset, I think you'll enjoy this tale. It's not exactly literary, but not everything has to be. Sometimes you're just in the mood for some bloody, not too serious entertainment, and this story fits the bill perfectly.
I recommend this novella if you're in the mood for some B movie massacre fun!
*I received a free eARC from Net Galley/Darkfuse in exchange for an honest review. This is it!*