I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Black Moon Rising by D.J. MacHale
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Also by this author: Curse of the Boggin
The next fast-paced, thrilling adventure from bestselling author D. J. MacHale! Check out a book and fall under its spell . . . literally.
Marcus is an agent of the Library--a place filled with tales that don't have an ending. Mysteries that won't be solved until Marcus and his friends Theo and Lu step in to finish them. Before it's too late.
Because mysterious accidents are disturbing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Most of the students think they're just having a string of bad luck, but Marcus suspects something a lot more dangerous. Something like witchcraft. When the black moon rises, this story must come to an end . . . one way or another.
Kids love Surrender the Key (The Library, Book 1):
"A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can't wait to hear what adventures they have next." --A.J. H., age 11
"I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week." --Michael C., age 10
"A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures." --Madeline H., age 12
"Couldn't put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!" --Ben H., age 11
So when I was asked if I wanted to be a part of this tour I hadn’t realized it was book two. So they sent me book one and I read it and then forgot that my review was so early in October and had Curse of the Boggin originally set to post on the 5th, but thought that would be strange to have book one after book two so I decided to post them both on the same day. So if you think this one sounds cool check out the review for book one that was before this one on my blog! 🙂
Middle School isn’t supposed to be dangerous.
Here is what I thought
This takes place a little over a week since the what happened in the first book. Marcus has been doing his best to pretend that it was all a bad dream, though his friend Theo seems kind of anxious to go back to the Library, but that is cause he think it might help him with his own story.
All of a sudden the key around Marcus neck gets warm while his parents were talking to him and he runs up to see what is going on and goes through the door using the key. Everett wanted to get Marcus back to the library because there is a disturbance in a school that is happening now and not something in the past. The spirits have been writing it down in a book. He goes to check it out and can tell right off that something is not right.
He comes back to get his friends Lu and Theo so they can all try and figure out what is going on and who or what is causing the disruption. Marcus is pretty sure he knows who is causing it when he sees something happen and then he follows her into the woods and things get a bit scary. Back in the Library he finds out that it all involves witchcraft and some bad things are going to go down on Halloween if Marcus and his friends can’t stop it.
Marcus and his friends are pretty good characters. They are pretty brave children to go into the library and take on the job of finishing someone’s story. Some of these stories are pretty intense and scary but they handle things pretty good. Each character brings their own special kind of attitude to the table that makes them a pretty good team.
Since this takes place around Halloween I think it’s a great book for young readers to read in October! It’s not real scary but has some intense moments and some great atmosphere at times. Perfect for this time of the year!
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