J.R. Park has written one of the most painfully twisted books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I loved it!
Upon Waking starts off slowly, you can sense something big is brewing…but what? Suddenly, the reader is thrust into a rollercoaster ride of some of the most squirm-worthy scenes I have ever read. The torture and senseless mutilation does not stop. I honestly had a hard time sitting still while reading. I think that the best comparison is like watching a medical show on the Discovery Channel, where they are performing an eye surgery (I am not an eye guy).
In 160 pages, there is a collection of characters who all suffer at the hands of Cassie. The story left me with only one question. Why Cassie, why? I read one particular passage to my wife, and now her balls ache too!
If you like a book that will shock and disgust you, you really need to read Upon Waking.*5 Stars