Title: Carnival Of Monsters (#2)
Author: Andrew Beasley
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Genre: Middle Grade, Paranormal
POV: 3rd Person
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Publisher: US Bourne
Roll up, roll up, if you dare, to Doctor Vindicta’s Carnival! Gasp at the dancing ghosts! Grimace at the creepy clowns! It’s all harmless fun and frights… until a young boy disappears and his sister swears he was snatched by a monster. Only the bravest detectives can detain a demon: send for supernatural investigators Billy Flint and Charley Steel!
Beware the monster of the night,
that feeds on vengeance, hate and fright.
It searches far, it searches near,
it sniffs you out and smells your fear.
So when the sun comes out to play,
all the boys have gone away,
Taken swiftly in the night,
when the Hobb-Hound takes to flight!
Dr. Vindictas carnival is in town with the dancing ghosts and the creepy clowns. Ofcourse they aren’t real. Or are they?
It’s all fun and games till a young boy named Arthur goes missing and her sister Bunny swears that he was snatched by a monster. But local police does not seem to believe in such things and claims that Arthur is just a run away. It is when the S.C.R.E.A.M squad steps in.
Billy Flint and Charley Steel, the top-secret investigators of Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies and Mysteries aka S.C.R.E.A.M , immediately feels that there is something very very wrong in the Hobb’s End. And thus the hunt begins.
Carnival of Monsters is spooky, mysterious and fun. It is such a smart read and is perfect for children of ages 10-14 and for elders (like me) who enjoy ‘middle grade’ genre.
Setting of the plot and its development is praiseworthy. It keeps you hooked to the mystery throughout. Also, it is not too complicated to follow and will definitely keep the child intrigued.
There are few additional details that make this a good children book. Like the chapters are kept short and the font size is large which definitely help children to stay with the read. The pace of the book is also quite fast which I think is a must to engage young readers.
I quite enjoyed Carnival of Monsters, the second book in the S.C.R.E.A.M series. This spooky read combined with humour, action and mystery is a definite recommendation from me.
My Rating: 5/5
‘Carnival of Monsters’, available in e-book and paperback.