Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

The Glass Casket

"Tom Jumped when he felt a hand on his shoulder, but he turned to find it was only his brother. "Over there," Jude said, pointing to a journal that lay open on the table, a pen set neatly beside it. Leaning down, Tom brushed the dusting of snow form its pages to find tow words scratched below: It's starting."

The Glass Casket was good, I didn't love it, but it was entertaining, rich in description, and full of dark secrets. I am not use to YA being dark, but this story does have a dash of a classic gothic story. There are also little hints to some fairy tales we all know and love. 

Rowan Rose, Tom Parstle, and Jude Parstle know that the King's soldiers passed on through to set up camp outside of town, and they know those soldiers never made it back alive. Rowan is in for a surprise as a long lost relative resurfaces, Tom finds love instantly with this stranger, and Jude is out hunting a beast that no one can prepare for. These three lives are interwoven and secrets from the past will bind the town's fate from the beast that is ripping each town member apart, one by one. 

3.5 stars. Thank you Edelweiss.

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