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Oct 14 2013

The house of memories by Benjamin Hulme-Cross

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Dark Hunter series. A & C Black, 2013. ISBN 9781408180518.
Highly recommended for boys aged 10+. Dark Hunter - The House of Memories is the first book in this new series about ghosts, monsters and demons. Readers step straight into the story on the first page where they meet Mr. Blood, Edgar and Mary. Mr. Blood leaves the children at the old house where they meet a scary old woman who seems to know a lot about them. What does she want? Will Edgar and Mary finally learn things about their past? Will they come out alive?
At 55 pages long with half pages of text, Dark Hunter is a quick moving story with a spooky climax sure to make anyone squeal but it is over quickly - this could be good for those more reluctant readers but disappointing for book lovers who just want more! Highly recommended for boys aged 10+, especially if they like to be spooked!
Kylie Kempster

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