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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
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Dec 28, 13

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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