Standalone Sunday : The Jersey Devil


About Standalone Sunday…

Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan @ BookslayerReads where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Please link to your post back to Megan @ BookslayerReads post!🙂


This weeks book is… The Jersey Devil

“Old school horror.” —Jonathan Maberry



Title : The Jersey Devil
Author : Hunter Shea

Published : August 30th 2016
Read : October 22nd 2016

Goodreads Synopsis

Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth…

Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature’s stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth…

It’ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey…

“Shea delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims…An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot…Fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace.”– Publishers Weekly 

Raves for The Montauk Monster

“A lot of splattery fun.”—Publishers Weekly

“Frightening, gripping.”—Night Owl Reviews


I absolutely adored this book. It was definitely reminiscent of the old school horrors!

Have you read this book??
Any thoughts?




18 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday : The Jersey Devil

                    1. 😂😂 yeah I’m really glad that doesn’t actually happen. They’re not too bad, mostly just hide up in their trees. I think like most wild animals they can be aggressive when provoked. Eucalyptus trees apparently work like alcohol for them 🤣🤣
                      It’s actually wombats you have to watch out for over here. You don’t see them often, but they’re aggressive lil shits.

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  2. I’ve not heard of this book, but it sounds really creepy! And according to Susan, it sounds like it may be based on true legend, which is really interesting! Definitely adding it! Thanks, Sam!

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