Grimm House by Karen McQuestion
Publication Date: November 12th 2015
Details: Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Nightsky Press
Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 🙂
When Hadley’s parents leave on a cruise and then are reported lost at sea, her perfect world is turned upside down.
In a flash she is whisked away to a new life of drudgery at Grimm House where she waits on not one but two persnickety old aunts. As she grudgingly fulfills their commands of cooking, cleaning, and even after-dinner-dancing, she comes to suspect the aunts are really witches who are scheming to take the thing she loves best.
With only her wits and the help of some unlikely new friends, Hadley makes a plan to escape Grimm House and find her way home before it’s too late.
For ages 7 – 11, or those who are young at heart.
Grimm House was a good read. It wasn’t amazing but I liked it. I gave it three stars because I’m sure I would have really enjoyed this book when I was a kid. I wish I had it when I was seven and was obsessed with Goosebumps, but was wanting creepy books that were a bit bigger. This one would have been perfect.
If you have a kid or know a kid that likes reading books that are a bit dark, I would recommend this one. It’s not scary, but it is a bit creepy. That is the best word to describe this book. Whenever I think about the aunts and their house the first word I think of is creepy.
Overall, probably a two star read for me, but getting three because I’m sure I would have liked it a lot when I was a kid.