The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones

Book - 2019 | First Saga Press paperback edition.
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"When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is packed to the gills with useless garbage. That would be horrors enough, but there's more. Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather's journal, which at first seems to be the ravings of a broken mind. Until she encounters some of the terrifying things he described herself. Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse has to confront a series of impossible terrors--because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they're looking for you. And if she doesn't face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Saga Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2019]
Edition: First Saga Press paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781534429567
Branch Call Number: FIC KINGFIS
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm


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Delightfully creepy! A woman and her dog are forced to confront unknowable horror when she finds a mysterious journal. Kingfisher writes with humor and charm, but that doesn’t stop her novel from sending a chill down your spine. Suggested by Hannah K.

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Jan 20, 2020

I really enjoyed this! Almost read it in one sitting. Creepy and Fun.

JCLHeatherC Nov 06, 2019

I was seriously creeped out by this book but I couldn't put it down. The relationship between Mouse and her dog Bongo is so sweet and funny, it was a nice break to the creepiness.

Oct 29, 2019

This book was a slow burn but a good one. Like the title suggests you think the plot is headed in one direction when it twists into something else. This is a pretty good rainy day read and actually has a bit of humor.

May 26, 2019

I got an advanced reader copy of this and gobbled it up in about 24 hours! My expectations were set by the dark and creepy cover, so I was surprised when a lot of the book was almost... lighthearted? Don't get me wrong; this is definitely horror, and it goes deliciously weird in the end. But for much of the book the low-key snark of the narrator keeps the tone lighter and less oppressive than I would have anticipated. Overall, though, I found that the book was super engaging and had a great pay-off!


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