When I received the request to review this book, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like it at all. But I took a chance (because I hardly ever read horror/suspense type books).
I’m so glad I did.
I really enjoyed this book. The beginning was kind of a summary of things that were happening, but it worked for this book and I understood why Black wrote it this way. I was creeped out for most of the book (Score!), and I even laughed some. Because I didn’t read too many reviews before reading this book, I was pleasantly surprised when the true plot was presented to me. I won’t be the one to spoil it for you, but The Nightmare Stone is the spooky tale of how one of our most beloved classic fairy tales came to be. I won’t tell you which one so hopefully you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as me when you find out.
I found most of the characters likable, but my favorite was old lady Simpson and when I found out her background story, I liked her even more. There were parts of the book that seemed to drag for me and sometimes the dialogue and conversations ran a little long. Near the end of the book I felt the dialogue kept interrupting the action and that got a little frustrating, but the ending made up for it. Though kind of sad, it made me smile when I realized what it all meant.
I recommend this book to fans of suspense and horror, but also fantasy and fairy tales. It’s definitely not a book for kids or even young teens because of the language, but older teens and adults would probably really like this book. I know I did.
DeeJay's Rating: (4/5)