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The Darkling Curse (Something Wickedly Weird #4)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  123 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Stanley's claim on Candlestick Hall (the old house that his Great Uncle Bart left to Stanley in his will) is being seriously questioned by a creepy family named the Darklings. They are obviously up to no good, and Stanley knows it, but how can he prove that Candlestick Hall is truly his?
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by Roaring Brook Press
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Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
Oh my god, THE DARKLING CURSE is made out of adorableness. I don't usually pick up children's books but my 7 year old brother was reading it and he absolutely loved it - which is a lot coming from a kid who hates fiction books (he prefers to read history books - no I'm not kidding).

Though, admittedly THE DARKLING CURSE has a lot of flaws, I adored it. It's like Mould put all the things I love in children's lit in THE DARKLING CURSE - creepiness, morbid descriptions, and very very weird pictures
Oct 28, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Stanley and Daisy face the Darkling family, who make a claim on Candlestick Hall and move in. Stanley has to prove legal ownership before the dastardly Darklings kill him!

Another entry in the Something Wickedly Weird series, this one opens with Stanley and Daisy discovering the secret to the Silver Casket and it's contents. They are all ready to begin their next adventure when a knock at door brings them face to face with the Darkling family. We don't learn any more about the silver casket or it
May 13, 2013 Go rated it liked it
I liked the mysterious Darkling family. They were creepy and devious, even the little children. Upon their arrival I liked how the crows darkened the mood at Candlestick Hall giving it a sense of foreboding. My favorite line in the book was by Victor Carelli in regards to the Darklings trying to redecorate the house with their belongings. While ownership of the hall was in dispute Victor told them they could not make changes; he said “I’m afraid you’ll have to take the picture of the little dog ...more
I was a little disappointed with the quality of the writing overall in this instalment of Something Wickedly Weird. I know it is written for children but some of the word usage was just wrong and overall it was merely OK. What redeemed it was the change in focus so that The Curse of the Wolf didn't involve ghostly gruesome pirates but a legal battle for the ownership and residency of Stanley Buggles' beloved Hall on Crampton Rock where we are in doubt ourselves about Stanley's entitlement. There ...more
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Mar 05, 2016 Robin rated it liked it
Mystery and foul play continue when the sinister Darkling family lays claim to Candlestick Hall.
Miss Ryoko
Aug 30, 2011 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it
This one was a bit more slower paced than the others, but I still enjoyed it! The ending was pretty fun. I was at the edge of my seat for about the last 40 pages or so. Once again, fantastic writing and illustrations by Chris Mould!

On to the next! I can't wait!
Jul 29, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing
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Stanley's claim on Candlestick Hall is under question. The mansion was left to Stanley by his Great Uncle Bart. Stanley and Daisy have a mystery to solve to save Candlestick Hall.
Nov 16, 2010 Rosie rated it it was ok
It was a little confusing to me since I hadn't read the other books in the series. I thought the story was a little thin, without much substance or character development. Nothing special.
May 13, 2011 Heidi rated it it was ok
Shelves: tween
I still like this series, but each installment seems to contain less story than the last. It took me an hour to read it, and I don't feel a need to pick up the next one.
Ruben Valdez Escobedo
Of all the five books in this series, this is the one i enjoyed the most. Bought it for my eldest kid but found it somewhat interesting
Jun 24, 2013 Emma rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kids 7 and up!
Shelves: read-in-2013
I really liked the book. The Darkling Curse, because it was a mystery.
Jan 10, 2011 Hayley added it
Fun read with my six year old who loves things mysterious and spooky.
Feb 07, 2013 Mindy rated it really liked it
Seth and I are completely caught up in this series!
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Chris Mould is the illustrator of Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party, written by Lucy Coats. Chris went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing-up. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on
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