Author: Samuel J. Halpin
Genre: Mystery, Children, Middle Grade
ARC copy sent by USBORNEYA.
This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace…
Poppy and Erasmus are certain there’s something peculiar going on in Suds, and they’re determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darking and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery?
“Across the sky they fly by night in airborne wicker hamper. Once they’ve got you in their sight, there’s nowhere else to scamper.”
Sometimes, book covers and titles deceive you. But the title of this book is not deceiving at all. It’s more like spooky and mysterious. Just as the story line.
It was kind of slow paced but the mystery and suspense was maintained so well throughout the book until the end…when the big revelation came through. The imagination of the author, I could feel it through this story and the characters. This childlike, yet mature imagination was what got to me the most. The setting of the story, the way the author wrote it and created this amazing yet spooky tale of riddling woods was just out of this world.
I am so in love with middle-grade books now. This one is truly worth the read. Erasmus and poppy and Gran were my favorite characters. Also, Marley the dog and Churchill the pig. I just fall in love with the pet animals so much?.
And oh my God! The ending was so gripping like I couldn’t stop reading and worrying about poppy and Erasmus. I was taken aback by the descriptions and all the background spookiness.
I am so thankful to USBORNEYA for sending me this review copy. Ya’ll should definitely read this book. It is not just for middle-grade children. It is a very captivating book and it will surely baffle you. There is this deep lesson about friendship and bravery, which the author portrayed so beautifully.
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