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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
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Jun 12, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: horror, fiction
Read from January 19 to 29, 2012

Plot: A young boy apprentices to the Spook and learns to defend the County and combat the growing threat from the witches.
Good: interesting plot, good illustrations
Bad: no character depth

I have decided to give this book a shot because it is being adapted into a major film. This was definitely a children's book, but the horror element may be too gory for very young kids. The writing was simple. It had an interesting plot, but the characters were under-developed. The book felt more like a summary than a heartfelt story. The illustration at the beginning of each chapter was a nice touch. So, it added some creepiness to a rather clumsy storytelling. However, the ending surely made up for it, as it was done in an amusing and comical way. I think you would like the book for the adventure alone. The plot was interesting enough that I will be reading the next book in the series.
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Reading Progress

8.0% "spooky..."
17.0% "pfft... saw that one coming!"
49.0% "careful, kid."
61.0% "boggarts are amazing creatures"
70.0% "yeaahhh!!"
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Corgin Greddloch (Adrian Winjum) I can see why you say that.

message 2: by Chelsie (new)

Chelsie I can see why you say that, but i have to say that i have read all the books in the series and the characters past becomes more clears further on into the series and they start to have more depth like you wanted. In my personal opinion i loved the whole series so much, i found them interesting and i like the fantasy side added into the story. Although i am definetly not a fan of horror movies or books but i didnt find this series scary at all, it was more thrilling. I would reccommend reading more of the series and if you still share the same opinion then thats okay.

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