Published by Katherine Tegen Books on July 24, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Scary
Source: Book Box
Alex has loved scary stories his whole life.
He never imagined he be trapped in one.
When Alex sneaks out in the middle of the night, he becomes imprisoned by the witch Natacha in her magical apartment. Another child in the apartment, Yasmin, assures Alex that she’s already tried every means of escape. Only Natacha holds the bonekeys that lead back to their world, and she’ll never part from them.
But Natacha likes stories. And Alex’s only chance for survival is to keep Natacha satisfied by reading her one of his own hair-raising tales each night. But Alex is running out of time—and original stories—and he’s desperate for a way out of this twisted place.
I wanted to love this book. I did think it was a cute and the stories in the book are really good but the overall story just wasn’t my cup of tea. Not sure why I just feel like it was taking too long. The stories the boy had to write were so good, I actually wish the book had more of those short stories, I just wasn’t connecting with the overall story like I had hoped.
I think it was just taking a long time to get to the point and half way in I decided to spend the rest of the time skimming the pages and reading the stories. I wanted it to be interesting and love it but I think it would be better for middle grade kids. I think they would enjoy this story more than I did.
Overall it might not have been for me but I think others might enjoy it.
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