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The Nightmarys 05/10/11
I took a break from reading off my wishlist to read The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki. I was drawn in by the cover of these twin girls standing at the edge of a bed. They look like a mix of grudge ghosts and the twins from The Shining. Add to it that they are on the cover of a tween horror book, I had to read it!
The book opens with Timothy worried about his brother who was injured while serving in Iraq. Frustrated with his best friend, he ends up volunteering to working with the new girl, Abigail. That's when things get strange. His nightmares seem to be coming to life and later she explains about her flight from the Nightmarys.
The book though isn't a simple grudge ghost story. There's more of a mystery behind the horror that crosses generations. Dan and Abigail have to work through the clues laid out in an old book and other places to stop the source of the nightmares and, of course, save the world.
There's lots of mixing of reality and illusion, making for some great horror scenes. Although I'm an adult, I found the book creepy and nightmare inducing. There's some hinted violence and gore but mostly things are left to the imagination.
Comment #1: Wednesday, May, 11, 2011 at 04:21:16
I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds really good .. and creepy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Comment #2: Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 20:14:42
It's definitely both. I hope you get a chance to read it.