05. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Mystery

The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki , 336 pages, read by Angie, on 02/04/2013

This book is a bit of a hot mess. The premise and the cover are intriguing but then comes the actual story. Timothy and Abigail are being haunted by nightmares (daymares?). They discover that a magic jawbone has cursed them, along with a couple other people. The jawbone is from an old murder committed by a local professor. Abigail’s grandma just happened to be involved in the case and a series of children’s books were written about it and her. Timothy’s nightmares are about his brother who was injured in Iraq. Abigail is being haunted by a couple of girls from her old school (who aren’t even dead!). There are monsters, ghosts, dragons come to life, a psychopath, secret codes, secret rooms; you name it and it was probably in this book. I think the story would have been better served if Poblocki had stuck to one idea and not tried to stuff every horror/monster/ghost story motif into this book. By the end of the book I just wanted it to be over and I really didn’t care how that was accomplished.

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