viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Halloween Nightmares (Harry Moon)

 +Digital copy gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

Halloween Nightmares 

by  

Mark Andrew Poe


200 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Rabbit Publishers (first published September 16th 2015)
ISBN:9781943785
Edition Language: English
 BLURB: While others his age are trick-or-treating, Harry Moon, the wizard of eighth grade, is flying on a magic cloak named Impenetrable. Harry speeds past severed hands, cauldrons, and graveyard witching rituals for it is Halloween night in Sleepy Hollow. Before the spookiest night of the year can end, Harry must unravel a decade old curse or the good people of Sleepy Hollow will fall under its dark spell at the annual Halloween Bonfire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

  My shelves: netgalley, for-kids, teen-protagonist, magia, magos-magicians,  art-illustrated, fantasia-urbana


“What all boys and girls are destined to become if they simply believe.”
Mary looked questioningly at the stranger with the periwinkle eyes.
“They become magic,” he said with a smile.

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Harry Moon has turned 13 and has a destiny ahead serving the Great Magician; he lives in Sleepy Hollow, where by a commercial agreement they celebrate Halloween every day, but where he actually fights against the evil Mayor and the darkness.


In a sutil coming-of-age storyline, but still heavily supported by motherly counsel, this teen with a magician mentor and a Harlequin rabbit as companion, apparently is the only one with the 'special vision' to see what's going on in his town. The Mayor is working with demons and witches to fool people in his evil schemes (that sounds like Halloweentown, innit?)


This book -and the series, I think- have a christian message, in a mix of magic and religion deliver in a less subtle way that the narnian books. (Though the 'deep magic' is a telltale directly from Aslan himself). Is a all Good versus Evil story.

The Prince of the Air may rule the world, but last I checked the Great Magician still owns the place.

{*por si acaso el Principe del Aire es uno de los nombres de satán}

In that view, is very confusing. Some things like the stealing of the light from the altar bother me. And later when in the story Harry is called 'a man' (is b/c some 13 y.o. stuff? like Bar Mitzvah or something?), sorry but a 13 y.o. for me is just a kid or a child not a 'man'.

In a instance for parents and children to discussing things, family values, siblings, believe in 'voices' than no one can hear , and things like it, maybe it works. About gifts and destiny, and acting for what one believes is right, at the risk of appearing to be not normal (although Harry does not seem to have that problem).

Yeah, confusing review, my bad.
No lo odié :P
After all, Do Not Evil is a good motto.

Every chapter have a few illustrations.
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Reto Popsugar #38: Un libro en torno a una festividad que no sea Navidad.

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