Saturday, September 11, 2021

What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie

Welcome to the decrepit Woodmoor Manor…where something in the woods is always watching. From the author of Scritch Scratch comes a chilling middle grade story about a creepy mansion and sinister creatures in the woods

All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to relax. But when Ginny's father—a respected restoration expert in Chicago—surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren't staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they're staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures that escaped a mad scientist over a hundred years ago. And some say campers routinely disappear never to be seen again.

When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: there's more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren't after campers.

They're after her.

Format320 pages, Paperback
Expected publication: September 14, 2021
by Sourcebooks Young Readers
4/5 stars

This book was wacked out spooky in parts.  I started reading in the dark when insomina hit, well I definitely couldn't fall back to sleep for a while.  

The whole book isn't always spooky but rather a great mystery with a ghosty presence and a 12 year old Agatha Christie fan.  Ginny didn't want to spend a month in this house when her plans for the summer included a writing class and hanging out with friends back home.

This is my my first time reading Lindsay Currie and I enjoyed the ride. It was descriptive, setting the vibe for an old mansion with secrets and red herrings.  With a small town setting, new friends - both real and not, this book is  geared for a middle grade audience. It's a story of family and friends, sacrifice and acceptance with closure.  

What Lives in the Woods releases in a couple days.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Kids for a digitial ARC (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review.


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