Sunday, October 7, 2012

Spooktacular Sunday review: more Poison Apple books

Book description:

Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!

Marisol and her mom move from the city to rural Montana for a few months, and stay with family friends and their twin children, Jack and Hailey. Marisol loves looking at the stars so far away from city lights, but she feels creeped out by the woods right by their house. She's even more scared when her new friend Lily warns her about the wolves there -- wolves that are most dangerous around the full moon. When she notices Hailey disappear several times late at night, Marisol starts to wonder...could she be friends with a werewolf?

Jenny's review:
Marisol and her mom are going to be moving to Montana for a while.  Her friends are sad she is leaving, but she is actually looking forward to it. When they get to Montana, Marisol finds out that her mom’s friend has twins that are the same age as she is, and one of them is a cute boy.  Marisol is able to fit into school quickly and make new friends because of her outgoing personality.  But when rumors about wolves roaming the forest at night and Haley (one of the twins) acting so strange Marisol is starting to wonder if there are werewolves in the forest.  She sets out to solve the mystery and finds out a lot more than she bargained for.
If your tween is looking for a great werewolf mystery this is the book for them.  I thought that it had the perfect amount of social interactions of tweens and the added benefit of trying to find out if werewolves were real.  I also likes how Marisol was a strong character that showed that meeting new people is hard but very doable.  Great book for the middle school reader.

Book Description:

Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!

Zoe’s never been superstitious, so when she and her best friend Mia have their fortunes read at a carnival, she doesn’t take it seriously. In fact, Zoe mocks the fortune-teller. But the woman gives Zoe a necklace to seal her fortune, and as soon as Zoe puts it on, unexplained things begin to happen to her. Her bike spins out of control, a fire starts in the oven when it isn’t on, and Zoe begins receiving threatening texts and emails. The necklace must be cursed! But when Zoe and Mia return to the site of the carnival, it’s gone! Can they break the curse before something terrible happens?
Jenny's review:

Zoe and her friend Mia have their fortunes read one day at a carnival. While Mia gets a great fortune, Zoe gets a really creepy one. And just like that strange things start to happen to her.  She has an incident on her bike, her dinner catches on fire, and the boy she has been talking to suddenly says he is getting phone calls from her and strange emails. Zoe decides to go down fighting and tries to figure out who is behind these strange things. Mia and Zoe determine it is because of the fortune teller and the strange gift she gave Zoe, so they set out to find her and get rid of what they think is a curse.
Great read for any tween.  This book as the elements of suspense as Zoe tries to figure out just who is out to get her.  Zoe and Mia show that working together can help solve many problems and that maybe getting your fortune told might be a bad idea. I liked the characters in this story for their determination.  If you like suspense and curses this is the book for you!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My daughter hates to read but loves this series. I was glad we found it so I could get her to read something for school.