Thursday, May 4, 2017

Book Review: The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim by Shane Peacock

I stumbled upon The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim as a recommendation because of some other books I've read with my daughter. We both thought it sounded awesome so we gave it a go. Autumn finished first and you can find her review her awesome review here.

The book starts out strong, with an excellent premise about a kid who can literally immerse himself in a story and consequently is plagued by terrible nightmares of monsters he's heard about or read about. It's a rather brilliant concept and the execution was passible. There could have been a little more character development and it felt choppy at times. Still, it only took me a few hours to finish it and I wasn't disappointed.

The Verdict on The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

We will definitely be seeking out the sequel. This book paid homage to classic horror tales and despite a fair lack of character development, offers stunning descriptions and a unique take on teen horror/fantasy.

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