Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick
Genre: MG Horror
Length: 304 Pages
Publishing: 31th March 2022
Turn the lights on. Lock the door. Things are about to get SERIOUSLY SCARY!
The brand new must-read middle-grade novel from the author of super-spooky Crater Lake. Perfect for 9+ fans of R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps
It's basically the worst school detention ever. When classmates (but not mate-mates) Hallie, Angelo, Gustav and Naira are forced to come to school on a SATURDAY, they think things can’t get much worse. But they’re wrong. Things are about to get seriously scary.
What has dragged their teacher underground? Why do the creepy caretakers keeping humming the tune to Itsy Bitsy Spider? And what horrors lurk in the shadows, getting stronger and meaner every minute…? Cut off from help and in danger each time they touch the ground, the gang’s only hope is to work together. But it’s no coincidence that they're all there on detention. Someone has been watching and plotting and is out for revenge…
About the Author
Jennifer Killick is the author of Crater Lake, the Alex Sparrow series, and middle-grade sci-fi adventure Mo, Lottie and the Junkers. She regularly visits schools and festivals, and her books have three times been selected for The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge. She lives in Uxbridge, in a house full of children, animals and Lego. When she isn't busy mothering or step-mothering (which isn't often) she loves to read, write and run, as fast as she can.
This is my first ever blog tour with The Write Reads and I want to say a big thank you to them for giving me a place and to Farshore who gave me a Netgalley Arc.
This is my second time that I have read a book written by Jennifer as I had read Crater Lake which was okay but I think Dread Wood is far far better.
Here we meet Angelo, Hallie, Naira and Gustav who you would probably see together let alone in detention and I love that premise it was a really good hook.
But what gave me the total creeps were the caretaker and his wife who incessantly sung a certain song which I am not going to mention as I don't want it playing in my head as I shall be going to bed soon. And don't get me started on what the creatures were they actually made my skin itch a bit as this girl is not keen one bit.
While this was all going on we began to learn something about each character which gave each of them an insight into one another which helped them working as a team and yet there were some lol moments which did the lighten the mood.
Now let me tell you have much I enjoyed the reveal which I was not expecting and love the fact that the chapters were short too which kept the action going. So when I have to give a rating I have decided to go for 4 stars and will definitely picking up the sequel when it comes out