Monday, January 29, 2018
The Four-Fingered Man by Cerberus Jones (The Gateway #1) and GIVEAWAY
Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am reviewing The Four-Fingered Man by Cerberus Jones (The Gateway #1). It is a book I picked up at an Usborne book party :) To enter the giveaway fill out the rafflecopter entry below. If you don't see it click 'read more'.
Amelia is creeped out by the hotel's caretaker, Tom, a man with only four fingers! As Amelia and Charlie begin searching for clues about Tom, they begin to discover that something strange is going on at the hotel. There are weird guests who hide things, and people who arrive without cars or taxis.
The Gateway hotel is exactly what it is named to be, a gateway, but to where?
This is a fun and easy middle grade read, only about 140 pages long. Kids will love the set-up, an old hotel with falling down parts and creepy pictures. Caretaker Tom is a big mystery, everything he does seems to hint at something sinister, but the author does a great job keeping the suspense going until the end when Charlie and Amelia are ready to confront the secret of The Gateway hotel.
The tension is good for young readers, with just a hint of scariness, but done in an imaginative way. this is the first book in a series and sets the scene for many adventures that will put Amelia and her family in the middle of an intergalactic tug of war. Yep, aliens! It has me intrigued enough to want to jump to the second book, The Warriors of Brin-Hask. I'm giving it 4 stars!
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