This book was like stepping back into my childhood and reading Goosebumps under my blanket with a flashlight.
The Doll Maker by Majanka Verstraete isThis book was like stepping back into my childhood and reading Goosebumps under my blanket with a flashlight.
The Doll Maker by Majanka Verstraete is the kind of book that has you getting very nervous for these boys that come across theses weird dolls. The depiction of them reminded me why I am VERY picky about dolls and had more stuffed animals than them.
A little bit twisted Pinocchio, a little bit Chucky for young kids (I hate to use that analogy but it's the only one aside from The Doll House movie that I can think that describes that so much!) it was a fun read and a relief in a good way to figure out what happens in the end.
I loved that Verstraete captured that R.L. Stine feel with out being too scary and still very enjoyable. My favorite part is where Derek and Jamie figure the whole thing out and try to confront the bad guy very nonchalantly. It was great! I can't wait for the rest of the Weirdville series to come out!...more
This debut novel by Tyler had me engulfed in a beautiful world that even though there was a war going on, I wanted to be a part of.
The main characterThis debut novel by Tyler had me engulfed in a beautiful world that even though there was a war going on, I wanted to be a part of.
The main character of Serafay, is a part Sualwet, part Erdlander girl who has the classic struggle between two worlds syndrome going on, but the way Tyler creates this wonderful sea side tale it seems different. While encountering the surface she meets an man, who we later learn name is Tor, who at first appears to be a mute, but with a little encouragement from Sera re-learns to speak again.
Soon the Erdlander/Sualwet war reaches our two protagonists, Sera must hide in fear they discover what she is.
I absolutely love the way Tyler sets up the plot and the beautiful world that Sera and Tor live in. I'm a sucker for stories like this. The only downside is that it is a serial novel that was left on a HUGE cliffhanger! So we have to wait until January for part two....more
The first of this beautiful , paranormal world that is emmersed in Southern culture is ridiculously amazing!
From the inside cover:
There were no surprThe first of this beautiful , paranormal world that is emmersed in Southern culture is ridiculously amazing!
From the inside cover:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave.
Ethan Wate thought his sleepy town of Gatlin, South Carolina was nothing less than boring. That all changed when the town's recluse niece moved into the town. Nothing was ever the same.
This series is just amazing! And being from the south and from the kind of family that are described in these books, makes me laugh even harder at the unfortuantely true things about small southern towns. Plus you get this awesome paranormal romance story that oozes greatness!!...more