Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 336 Pages

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 978-0-375-84256-6

My Rating: 5/5
Timothy July has a secret. And it's giving him nightmares.
Abigail Tremens has a problem. Her nightmares are haunting her...while she is awake.
When they team up for a school project, they don't realize that Abigail's past and Timothy's present are making them the target of a terrible curse. A curse that turns their worst fears to reality.
But their fears are just the beginning. The curse steams from a strange artifact that gains strength by devouring a human soul. And it needs to feed again.

It's refreshing to read a book that's not part of a series. Especially one that held my interest so well and freaked me out along the way. I'm a sucker for scary things. Horror movies, books, whatever! Poblocki did an amazing job of creating a spine-chilling novel! It was completely freaky throughout. I mean, who isn't scared of creepy figures in your room at night watching you?

'The Nightmarys' is a story told through Timothy. He was partnered up with the new girl in his class, Abigail. Things seem to be normally strange for Timothy but after Abigail is in his life, it goes from strange to bizarre. They suddenly find themselves on a quest to rid themselves from these nightmares that happen whether they are sleeping or not! It was definitely creepy! Poblocki doesn't reveal too much info about the characters so it leaves a lot to imagination. And I love that! I love that I can read about a character and just being able to picture what I think they look like from head to toe.

Poblocki's other novel, 'The Stone Child' is definitely being added to my "To Buy" list. If it's half as good and creepy as 'The Nightmarys' I know I'm going to love it! Poblocki definitely delivered with 'The Nightmarys.' As usual, this was another book I was holding off from and it turns out, I loved it! haha. Can't wait to read 'The Stone Child.'

1 comment:

  1. I agree- it is refreshing to read a book that's not part of a series sometimes. Anyhow, I've been looking for a good scary read so I think I may pick this one up. Thanks for the review!