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Trapped in Room 217 (Haunted States of America) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

September 3, 2018 - 6:51 pm No Comments

Trapped in Room 217 (Haunted States of America) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Published by North Star Editions on 30th August 2018
110 pages

Jayla and Dion were on break from school. When their dad had to work in Colorado they thought it would be one great adventure. Little did they know that they were staying at the Stanley Hotel, one of the most haunted hotels in the area.
Jayla and Dion were typical children they were curious and looking for adventure, so when a ghost made an appearance in room 217, they were up for investigating. Plus, if it got Jayla out of maths homework than that was even better.
This story is perfect for children and adults who want a gentle ghost story, with its atmospheric feel to it, you got instantly drawn into the story. As I was reading this, Jayla and Dion reminded me of my own children and I did wonder what they would have done in that same situation.
A special touch was this hotel and room exists and if I lived in the Colorado I would definitely pay a visit. This was a quick read and I read it in one sitting. I am curious where this author will take us on his next haunted visit.

Willow Woods Academy for Witches: Blood Moon Coven by RL Weeks and Skylar McKinzie

November 12, 2017 - 6:48 am No Comments

Willow Woods Academy for Witches: Blood Moon Coven by RL Weeks and Skylar McKinzie
Published 12th November 2017
171 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Willow Woods Academy, Harvest Moon Coven’s institute of education has known its problems. 10 years before it was attacked by students of the Blood Moon Coven. Not aware of the history, Katarina(Kat) and Angelina(Angie) defy their parents and run away to enrol at Willow Woods Academy. Now trouble is brewing, will history repeat itself.
Kat and Angelina were BFFs and in most friendships, you always get the one who knows best. Angie was the headstrong one, the friend who knows what’s best. Kat went with the flow, not wanting to upset anyone and would see the good in people. But this relationship worked, you could feel the love for each other. Whilst they had a strong friendship, there was the odd disagreement, and whilst reading this story, I had the sense that there will be more major disagreements as the series continues.
Just like any school, Willow Woods had all the same group of students, “It” girls, smart ones and even the slightly strange and I hope I get to know these characters more as the series continues. Having 4 houses with a magical theme, helps you distinguish what powers the students have.
The story is descriptively written, and scenes can be instantly imagined. Knowing both author’s work, I could not tell who wrote what as the story flowed seamlessly. The school and the student’s past were explained in detail, which helped tell the story.
This is a book for any age group who love magical stories. A good start to the series