The Sacrifice is a young adult thriller that jumps right into the action and doesn't let up. I was drawn into the story as Diwata immediately shows power by moving plants around, manifesting people from the production crew's lives and showing them exactly what they came for, including corpse trees. The mystery builds as we learn the history of the island with stolen treasure, deaths, sacrifices, cults and local lore. Alon's character was amazing and a mystery himself. I was intrigued by his communication with Diwata and his acceptance on the island. I loved that he and Chase formed a connection and that Diwata was interested in it. Throughout the entire story there was a constant feeling of 'what's next?' and 'that can't be good!' that kept me in suspense. Overall, a great blend of Philippine folklore, suspense and horror.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.