Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Twilight Darkness #22 Haunted Dollhouse, #23 The Warning, and #24 Amulet of Doom
The prologue is quite effective in setting up a spooky atmosphere for the story.
One scene almost caused me to have a panic attack. It was similar to something very bad that happened in my life last year, and I began to get upset anticipating and fearing the same result. Fortunately, the scene in the book has a happier conclusion, so I was able to calm down and enjoy the rest of the book.
This is an excellent book.
Ronnie is an obvious abusive boyfriend. He is manipulative and calls Lois "honeybunch." Yuck. He gets angry when Lois does not do what he wants, but Lois is oblivious to his faults. I hate reading books where the protagonist is so clueless. However, the story does accurately depict how someone like Lois would act while in an abusive relationship.
The boyfriend situation is tied to the warnings that Lois types during her typing class. The mystery behind who is possessing Lois's hands is quite surprising. The culprit cannot possibly be guessed until the reveal.
This is a very good book.
While this is a good story, I did not care for it. This set features two books written by Bruce Coville, this book and Spirits and Spells, and both books are centered around magic and fantasy with characters who appear from another world or via time travel. They don't fit the premise of the rest of the set, and I did not like them very much. They don't mesh well with the other stories, and that's my issue.