Book Review: The Revelation

THE REVELATION | Bentley Little
12.01.2014 | Cemetery Dance Publications
Rating: 4/5 stars


Divine prophecy. Holy terror.

Strange things are happening in the small town of Randall, Arizona. The local minister has vanished and his church has been defiled by blasphemous obscenities scrawled in blood. A crazed woman in her eighties becomes pregnant. Herds of animals are discovered butchered in a field. One by one, the good folks in town are falling victim to the same unspeakable fate. Now, a preacher has arrived spreading gospel of cataclysmic fury. Darkness has fallen on Randall and stranger things are yet to come.

THE REVELATION is my first book by Bentley Little and it’s safe to say it won’t be my last! This book embraced everything I love and adore about old school horror movies. There’s chaos, blood, gore, and all around batshit crazy things happening. There’s a lot of fun moments tucked into this story, so despite the darkness brought to Randall, there are moments of comic relief. 

One of my favorite horror scenarios to read about is when evil overtakes a town. I enjoy watching the author come up with different situations which impact the town folk and Little does just that within THE REVELATION. There’s also a great creep factor that comes from the unknown of evil and what will come next. Fans of old school horror, this one’s for you! 

Fun fact: Bentley Little’s THE REVELATION won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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