I received this book for free from Leap Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors by Shannon Delany, Kelly Hashway, Richard Ankers, Jessica Bayliss, Ty Drago, Judith Graves, Patrick Hueller, Ally Mathews, Laura Pauling, Boyd Reynolds, Medeia Sharif, Andrea Stanet, Lea Storry, Dax Varley, Jacqueline Horsfall
Published by LLC on November 30th 2015
Genres: Christmas, Holidays, Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories
Source: Leap Books
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It's the most wonderful time of year...or is it?
Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they're not the least bit jolly or merry. Let's just say some presents are better left unopened.
‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more!
This Christmas, be careful what you wish for...
I was going to sit and write a short review for all 13 stories in the book but after reading it I realized that the stories are rather short and I would give to much away so I will review this as a whole instead. Well, I will be skipping Christmas this year…just kidding…I still love Christmas even though this book pretty much scared the stockings right off my fireplace. This was 13 pretty creepy stories and how they were written gave you just enough to creep you out and the end of each story gave you just enough to REALLY creep you out. I can’t really pick a favorite but they all had me wishing I read this book more during the day than at night.
. For those that might not be a fan of Christmas this is the perfect book for you and for those that love Christmas this book is a fun (and by fun I mean in a scare you into keeping the fireplace lit on Christmas Eve, sort of way) read to remind you that Santa is always watching and you better be good, for goodness sake. Plus NEVER, I mean NEVER open a video game before Christmas and don’t bring home creepy nutcrackers from antique shops.
This is listed as middle grade but it does have some pretty scary stories, so if your kids are into horror this would be perfect for them but if you have a middle grader that scares easily you might want to read the book first before giving it to them.
I highly recommend for anyone that is looking for a good horror Christmas book with 13 amazing stories by some pretty awesome authors. I actually really enjoyed this and was a nice change from all the cute, fluffy Christmas stories. Something different to get you in a Christmas mood…well….sort of. 😉This book pretty much scared the stockings right off my fireplace! Click To Tweet
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