Updated: Oct 10, 2021
Dust & Grim by Chuck Wendig
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publishing Date: October 5, 2021
Miss Peregrine meets The Graveyard Book in this middle grade adventure about rival siblings running a monster mortuary—written by bestselling author Chuck Wendig.
Thirteen-year-old Molly doesn’t know how she got the short end of the stick—being raised by her neglectful father—while Dustin, the older brother she’s never met, got their mother and the keys to the family estate. But now the siblings are both orphaned, she’s come home for her inheritance, and if Dustin won’t welcome her into the family business, then she’ll happily take her half in cash.
There’s just one problem: the family business is a mortuary for monsters, and Molly’s not sure she’s ready to deal with mysterious doors, talking wolves, a rogue devourer of magic, and a secret cemetery. It’s going to take all of Dustin’s stuffy supernatural knowledge and Molly’s most heroic cosplay (plus a little help from non-human friends) for the siblings to figure it out and save the day… if only they can get along for five minutes.
Bestselling author Chuck Wendig’s middle grade debut is equal parts spooky, funny, and heartfelt—perfect for Halloween and year-round reading!
About the Author:
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, Wanderers, and the upcoming Book of Accidents (July 2021). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games, film, and television. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his books about writing. He lives in Pennsyltucky with his family.
Every couple of weeks I go through anticipated releases on amazon and the last time I did that I saw Dust & Grim and added it to my ever growing wish list as it sounded so perfectly creepy for the soon to be dark evenings. So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I saw TBR Tours & Beyond were running a blog tour I knew that I wanted a place on the tour.
I am not going to spoil anything about this book but to say that I found it an incredibly dark and comedic Middle Grade which is perfect for this time of year and I know that anyone who likes a little bit of a spooky vibe will eat up this book. I do hope we get to see more of Molly and Dustin as I really liked them as characters and thought that them being the polar opposite of each other really made the story and I actually felt sorry for Molly and the predicament she was in. Then you had the side characters who kept me entertained like I never knew a Vampire could be called Dave until Chuck had written his book. One thing that did enthral me were the descriptions of the forest were so atmospheric I thought I was actually there.
Finally before I give my rating I would like to thank TBR Tours & Beyond for allowing me a place on this tour and to the publisher for sending me an Ebook arc via Netgalley. So for all these reasons Dust & Grim are awarded 4 stars