Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Black Heart Crypt by Chris Grabenstein
If you want a good Halloween read for your young adult, this book fits the bill!
Random House sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). This is part of the "Haunted Mystery" series and is the first book I've read by this author. The book is currently available at your local bookstore.
This tale starts when Zack makes the mistake of following his dog into the graveyard. Unbeknownst to him, there's been a family feud going on for years and the demons in the crypt want to kill him...
Halloween is coming and that's the time of year when powerful spirits can walk the earth again. Zack's Dad decides it's time to get his aunts to visit. They are witches and have powers to fend off the demons. They are also the reason the ghosts from the past are incarcerated in the crypt.
This story has lots of action, the demons are mean, and horror rides the night at Halloween. This one will hold the young one's attention and will give them all kinds of ideas on how they would have ended it. Why not have them write an alternative ending?
Here is a link to video about the book to further entice you:
Another idea: Why not give this book as a trick or treat gift to a family member? It will last a lot longer than candy...