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Crooked Hills Extended Preview Edition (2012)

by Cullen Bunn(Favorite Author)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 2
Earwig Press
review 1: I don't read many Young Adult books, but I'm glad I gave this one a try. Right off the hop I got caught up in the plot and the characters, and kind of forgot it was a YA novel.Before becoming a fan of Cullen Bunn's work, I'd never heard of a haint or a fetch, nor did I know that blue jays fly to Hell on Fridays to get their orders from the Devil. Cullen frequently laces his fiction with elements of southern gothic horror. Somehow he manages to make the small towns he creates seem quaint and charming, not just dilapidated. In this case he does it through the eyes of big-city kid who must come to terms first with life in the country, then with an evil witch and her malevolent minions.Though it's absolutely age-appropriate, Crooked Hills is anything but childish. I'd recommen... mored it to older children, young adults and even semi-grownups, like me.
review 2: Charlie and Alex move to Crooked Hills with their mother following the death of their father. Along with Marty, their cousin, the brothers begin to explore their new surroundings. Marty takes them to Bleeding Rock, a place rumored to be the location of the death of an evil witch, and that's where the story really begins. Spooky, but at the same time fun, Crooked Hills is a great read for the middle grade age group, though I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Maybe it's cuz I'm such a kid at heart. :) less
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Good in some parts, but blah in others. Had high hopes for this one. Sadly, it didn't meet them.
My oldest read this book and enjoyed it tremendously. He said it was good. :-)
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
All around a great spooky young adult story.
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