|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Page Count: 296
Fiction Genre: Horror, Fantasy, YA, Humor, Supernatural, Urban
Dates Read: May 12-15, 2015
Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe. A gap in which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out...
Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it?
I found this a bit disappointing. I was such a fan of Connolly's The Book of Lost Things that I was hoping this one would be just as good. Maybe it's because this was a YA reader, and is written like it is for a middle school student. It's a good story for a younger age, but I felt pretty bored with it. I am wanting to read Connolly's books, but I will not be finishing out the Samuel Johnson series.
2 out of 5 stars