Here is the next middle grade round up!
Having survived sinister scarecrows and malevolent smiling man in small spaces, newly minted best friends, Ollie, Brian, & Coco are looking forward to a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Ski Resort. But when a snowstorm hits the resort and strange things begin to happen, the three best friends soon find themselves thrust into a terrifying new adventure. The three along with Mr. Voland, a ghost hunter who arrived at the resort to investigate the haunting. The four of them must reach out to the dead voices and discover that not all dead voices can or should be trusted.
If Katherine Arden wrote a phone book, I would buy it. Her writing is truly magnificent and feels so real. What I love about this particular series is that it’s season themed. Small Spaces had autumn vibes where this book has winter vibes and she does a fantastic job adding that touch to it. You can feel the wintery vibe and I loved every minute of it. I love seeing Ollie and her friends on a new journey and I’ll be reading the third installment for this coming month. A truly great and fun series!!!
Tessa Woodward isn’t thrilled about moving to her new home in Chicago. She already knows she’s not going to like the rainy days and gloomy skies especially compared to her home in Florida. But soon a longing for home turns into fear and anxiety as mysterious events start happening in the house. Tessa’s not sure what is going on but when her brother’s doll starts crying real tears, she’s determined to find out what is really going on. With the help of her new friends, Tessa begins to uncover that not only is something or someone trying to speak to her but what it has to do with her.
What a spooky, creepy, and entertaining read! This is the second book that I’ve read by Currie and I really enjoy her writing as it really sets up the atmosphere and makes you hooked from the beginning.I really enjoyed Tessa as I thought she was a likable character and I loved the relationship she had with her parents and brother. It was very heartwarming and you could tell how much they love each other. This book was a lot of spooky fun that all ages will love!