Friday, March 4, 2016
Review: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
Author: Chris Priestley
Ebook version, 240 pages
Middle Grade, horror short stories
Edgar's Uncle Montague lives in a big, dark house all alone. The boy likes to walk through the woods to his uncle's house to hear his stories, even if the tales are a bit unsettling. During this visit, Edgar's uncle tells him 10 stories, with the best and most frightening saved for last, of course. Each story is dark and creepily told, and woven in and around descriptions of Uncle Montague's house and its secrets. From trees that should never be climbed to evil picture frames, each story is intriguing and unique.
I loved this book! The stories are well written, and creepy-cool. Written for middle-grade age children, the content was age-appropriate but still interesting and enjoyable for adults, too. Priestley is an excellent storyteller, weaving his crafty, creepy tales with precision. I loved how he wove the stories in between snippets of conversation between Uncle Montague and Edgar or descriptions of the Uncle's weird creepy house.
All in all, a fun read. I would recommend it for any middle-grade child who likes ghost stories or scary tales.
My Rating: 8/10