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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
Heat Rises by Richard Castle
The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker
How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Listen to my Trumpet by Mo Willems
Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Rise of the Evening Star (audio) by Brandon Mull
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Southernmost Cat by John Cech
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 04 by CLAMP
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 05 by CLAMP
The Watchlist edited by Jefferey Deaver
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
xxxHolic 11 by CLAMP

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Comments for Enter, Night

Enter, Night: 08/26/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Enter, Night by Michael Rowe weaves a tale of a Canadian town in decline and besieged by the curse of the wendigo. All of this plays out as Christina Parr, recently widowed is forced to move back to Parr's Landing with her daughter and brother in law.

Mrs. Parr, matriarch of Parr's Landing is by far the most evil creature, far more so than the ever hungry wendigo. She can't abide the fact that her favorite son left her to marry a woman she doesn't approve of. Nor can she accept that her other son is gay.

Enter, Night tells the tale of the wendigo (sort of new world vampire) in a similar fashion to Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (review coming). Both cover a lot of history and numerous points of view. Enter, Night comes close to a dozen points of view.

It is these multiple points of view and multiple eras that is the weakest part of the novel. The present day tale of the Parr family coming apart at the seams while the wendigo returns after a decade's long absence is the most compelling and hair-raising part of the book, but it gets lost in the flashbacks.

Read via NetGalley

Three stars

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