Review - Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Title: Don't Breathe a Word
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Publish Date: May 17, 2011
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Paperback, 464 pages

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I'll be completely honest here, I usually do not under any circumstances pick up a book that I know will keep me awake at night, but this cover had me at Hello. It scared the bejeezes out of me and I KNEW I had to read it.

I was not disappointed.

Ironically, I started the book late in the afternoon on a day off and ended up reading until 230am because I could not go to sleep until I finished it and knew what happened. It didn't matter how tired I got and how much my eyes wanted to close and my body ached to turn in, my mind would not turn off. I was so much caught up in the fairies and the shadow man who came up from the trap door under the bed. HOLY COW!! The four year old in me was up in arms. If I was still living with my parents I probably would have been laying between them trying to read it.

I really enjoyed this book. It got my blood flowing and my mind whirling from the first moment Phoebe was shown the six fingered glove in the middle of the woods. There were some moments where I was completely confused, like when the crazy lady in the woods came in their cabin and then ran out and they chased her. It went in a direction I could not follow. But all in all it was a very fun and exciting book. Great imagination.

A must read, even for those of us who cannot stand to be scared!

Summary -
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.

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1 comment:

Sarah said...

I loved this book. Definitely creepy creepy, but in an awesome way.

My review: http://www.workadayreads.com/2011/05/dont-breathe-word.html