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  • unicornbrain
    unicornbrain's book review was featured in The Deadly Daylight.
    Have you ever wondered if the people who live in a funeral home were scared or eldritchly? Ash Harrier’s “The Deadly Daylight” will clear up all of your misconceptions as she introduces you to Alice England, a precocious twelve-year-old girl, who lives with her father in a funeral home, and her unwonted clique. Though the unlikely threesome of Alice, Violet Devenish, and Calvin Lee seem harmless enough, the Zombie Queen, Ultraviolet, and Cal’s friendship manifests under the haze of a mystery. Nothing interesting happens in Damocles Cove. Ever. Until the untimely death of Violet’s uncle George. But is his death really a mystery? Alice believes there is more to his death. But why? Harrier’s witty writing of Alice’s attitude to her temporary guests normalizes being surrounded by death and sadness daily while she works with her father in the funeral home. Alice never knew life without dead people whom she always treated with respect. Alice finds solace in working alongside her father and finds she can connect with the temporary house guests. These strong intuitions propel Alice to investigate Violet’s uncle’s death. Unwillingly Violet tags along with Alice in her search for the truth which later becomes an obsession. Would the obsession destroy the new friendship? Was George’s death really related to his health? Was it an accident? Murder? Everyone is a suspect, including his niece Violet, maybe even Cal. The chapter book is an easy read. Comical interactions between Alice, Violet, and Cal keep you entertained as they hang out at school, the funeral home, and some unseemly gatherings at the pier and wharves on the Australian coastline. Alice’s over-the-top vocabulary and keen investigation skills make the mystery fun. But how can it be fun with a rare genetic allergy, illegal exotic animals, and a funeral home all part of the plot? Well, you have to read the book to find out! I would recommend the book for kids ages 13 and older. And grab a thesaurus when you read the book!
    18 days ago
  • unicornbrain
    unicornbrain added a book review.
    Have you ever wondered if the people who live in a funeral home were scared or eldritchly? Ash Harrier’s “The Deadly Daylight” will clear up all of your misconceptions as she introduces you to Alice England, a precocious twelve-year-old girl, who lives with her father in a funeral home, and her unwonted clique. Though the unlikely threesome of Alice, Violet Devenish, and Calvin Lee seem harmless enough, the Zombie Queen, Ultraviolet, and Cal’s friendship manifests under the haze of a mystery. Nothing interesting happens in Damocles Cove. Ever. Until the untimely death of Violet’s uncle George. But is his death really a mystery? Alice believes there is more to his death. But why? Harrier’s witty writing of Alice’s attitude to her temporary guests normalizes being surrounded by death and sadness daily while she works with her father in the funeral home. Alice never knew life without dead people whom she always treated with respect. Alice finds solace in working alongside her father and finds she can connect with the temporary house guests. These strong intuitions propel Alice to investigate Violet’s uncle’s death. Unwillingly Violet tags along with Alice in her search for the truth which later becomes an obsession. Would the obsession destroy the new friendship? Was George’s death really related to his health? Was it an accident? Murder? Everyone is a suspect, including his niece Violet, maybe even Cal. The chapter book is an easy read. Comical interactions between Alice, Violet, and Cal keep you entertained as they hang out at school, the funeral home, and some unseemly gatherings at the pier and wharves on the Australian coastline. Alice’s over-the-top vocabulary and keen investigation skills make the mystery fun. But how can it be fun with a rare genetic allergy, illegal exotic animals, and a funeral home all part of the plot? Well, you have to read the book to find out! I would recommend the book for kids ages 13 and older. And grab a thesaurus when you read the book!
    18 days ago
  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9s's book review was featured in The Deadly Daylight.
    They always say “Dead men tell no tales.” Which is obvious. They really can’t speak at that point. Or can they…? Alice English works at her father’s funeral home, where the personal belongings of the dead tell her the corpse’s life story. Working at said funeral home has earned her the horrible nickname “Alice in Zombieland” by her classmates. But when a new body comes in, George Devenish, who died of a rare sunlight allergy, Alice suspects there might be foul play. She teams up with his niece, Violet, to solve the mystery! Was George really murdered, or was it all an accident, like the death report says? This mystery will hook you in. Really enjoyed it, and it improves your vocabulary, double bonus! Would recommend this to anyone 10-15.
    About 1 month ago
  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9s added a book review.
    They always say “Dead men tell no tales.” Which is obvious. They really can’t speak at that point. Or can they…? Alice English works at her father’s funeral home, where the personal belongings of the dead tell her the corpse’s life story. Working at said funeral home has earned her the horrible nickname “Alice in Zombieland” by her classmates. But when a new body comes in, George Devenish, who died of a rare sunlight allergy, Alice suspects there might be foul play. She teams up with his niece, Violet, to solve the mystery! Was George really murdered, or was it all an accident, like the death report says? This mystery will hook you in. Really enjoyed it, and it improves your vocabulary, double bonus! Would recommend this to anyone 10-15.
    About 1 month ago
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  • unicornbrain
    unicornbrain added a book review.
    Preposterous! With every possible hair-raising-horror cliche on every nail biting page, this is one book that will either spawn you to jump at any obscure sound and cause you to look over your shoulder…twice, even in broad daylight; or compel you to double over in laughter! Stalking the unexpected reading is a page turner of events unraveling in small town USA. New Rotterdam, can you think of a more fitting name, is a heavily fogged coastal island town that has a reputation that ranks as high as the eerily haunted New Orleans and Salem. So high that it has its own wiki site filled with countless tales of creatures terrorizing the coast line, objects of unbelievably ill-fated consequences and neighbors- young and old - poof, vanished without a clue. Doomsday Archives by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos hedge in the reader as your heart leaps into your throat following the tri-, Nick, Hazel and Serena- on what starts out as a haunt to uncover and report on the weird, but true, monsters that have riddled the town into a tourist spot for horror legend seekers. While investigating one story, the trio find themselves turning from reporters to being the story! So if you are hungry, like really hungry, then read Doomsday Archives. Maybe monsters are real. Absurd, right? I would recommend it for readers fourteen and older.
    4 months ago
  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9s's book review was featured in The Doomsday Archives: The Wandering Hour.
    Scary stories are often told around a campfire, preferably with some s’mores. But what happens when that story you tell to scare your friends turns into a real issue? New Rotterdam, an eerie place well known for its monster legends (it even has its own wiki!) is no place to grow up. Emrys, a young boy who happens to enjoy various items of the horror variety, absolutely loves this place. He is an admin on New Rotterdam’s wiki, helping upkeep the many articles of the fabled monsters of the town. When he and his friends, Hazel and Serena, run into a talking book that used to be their neighbor (Yes, talking book. You read that right.) they learn that maybe the legends aren’t so fun and games after all… They’re very real. The End is here, and it’s hungry. Lock your doors. Not big into horror, but while I don’t recommend reading this before bed, the plot line was very good. It keeps you tied in and ready for the next book in the series. I would recommend to any Horror enjoyer.
    4 months ago
  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9s's book review was featured in The Doomsday Archives: The Wandering Hour.
    Scary stories are often told around a campfire, preferably with some s’mores. But what happens when that story you tell to scare your friends turns into a real issue? New Rotterdam, an eerie place well known for its monster legends (it even has its own wiki!) is no place to grow up. Emrys, a young boy who happens to enjoy various items of the horror variety, absolutely loves this place. He is an admin on New Rotterdam’s wiki, helping upkeep the many articles of the fabled monsters of the town. When he and his friends, Hazel and Serena, run into a talking book that used to be their neighbor (Yes, talking book. You read that right.) they learn that maybe the legends aren’t so fun and games after all… They’re very real. The End is here, and it’s hungry. Lock your doors. Not big into horror, but while I don’t recommend reading this before bed, the plot line was very good. It keeps you tied in and ready for the next book in the series. I would recommend to any Horror enjoyer.
    4 months ago

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