Monday, December 2, 2013

"Sugar Creek Stakeout" by Eddie Jones

About the book:  The good news is...vampires aren't real. The bad news is...you can't believe the news. After solving the Deadwood ghost story, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, a website on paranormal disturbances. When the editor sends Nick to investigate a murder, Nick finds a corpse sporting fangs, bite marks and a gaping hole in its chest, courtesy of a wooden stake. Will Nick unravel the truth behind the 'blood covenant, ' or will his new job suck the life out of him? Nick Caden has a 'supernatural' knack for finding trouble. He's a normal fourteen-year-old who attracts ghosts, vampires, and the undead---or so it seems. But Nick's relentless search for truth leads him into worlds of darkness with grave consequences, where the dead, dying and deranged walk... on really hot coals

Review:  Skull Creek Stakeout by Eddie Jones is an intriguing adventure that keeps you wanting to read and see what happens next.  This story incorporates the much interesting topic of werewolves and paranormal activity that is such a draw to young people today.  Nick is a delightful character that is easy for other children to relate to.  He has a desire to make a name for himself and he goes about it in an unusual way.  The development of the characters in this book is wonderful.  The characters relate in a realistic and loving way as Nick discovers the importance of family and relationships.  Each chapter leaves you wanting to continue reading to see what will happen next.  I would definitely like to see more from The Caden Chronicles. (rev. C.Delorge)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Skull Creek Stakeout was provided by Zonderkidz to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

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