Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Mothman's Curse by Christine Hayes
Author: Christine Hayes
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
Published: June 16, 2015
Hardcover: 320 pages
FTC FYI: Received a hardcover copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
When Josie and her brothers uncover a haunted camera, the Mothman legend becomes a terrifying reality that threatens their entire town in this spooky and action-filled novel. Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.
Another sensational middle grade book! The story was intriguing, very fun and spooky at times. I loved Josie, Fox, and cute little Mason. Aunt Barb was also great. I loved how ambitious and smart the main characters were. Josie and Fox both were fantastic. Their love and concern for their family and especially each other, was very enduring and what drove them to figure out their problem(s). I don't want to spoil what happens, but it is big and not only involves them, but thousands. I loved the background of the auction house, and how Fox would peddle leftover items as "haunted". The Mothman legend was eerie and how John Goodrich was involved also made for a great story.
5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait for more from this author.
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