Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub


Gloom Town

Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the wor. 35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion called Foxglove as a means to help out his mother who is financially struggling Rory thinks the job should be easy until he uncovers that their may be something sinister going on at the manor Rory finds out that his new employer is a shadowy figure who likes to steal people s shadows he s not even human Rory and his new friend Izzy must stop the crazy cultists of Foxglove Manor before people potentially lose their shadowsThis book was a lot of fun and I uite enjoyed it It definitely has a spooky Harriet The Spy vibe floating through the narrative and Rory and Izzy make for fun investigators to follow I sort of wished the big bad in this story felt like a real big bad but I appreciate the effort that went into this book for understanding that cultists might in fact be hard to pitch to a middle grade audience The friendship between Izzy and Rory is easily the book s strongest element especially as they are trying to uncover the big bad but I just wish that the big bad and it s reveal had been strongerI do think this is going to be a great book to recommend to middle grader fans if only because it moves at such a uick pace and the mystery element is good even if the payoff isn t as strong There is a lot of fun and uirkiness in this story and I truly enjoyed my time reading it

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Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Anyway Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange he’s not even human and he’s trying to steal the townspeople’s shadows Together Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover. In a town called Gloom almost everything and everyone is washed out and dark For Rory this is the only life he s known But when he gets a new job for a dangerous and secretive employer he starts to wonder if life in Gloom was supposed to be that way With the help of his best friend Izzy Rory sets out to unravel the web of secrets and darkness that engulfs GloomI don t know how to describe this book Episodic Improvised Unclear There were parts that I did enjoy and parts I thought were done well but By the end I was frustrated and underwhelmed with the story There didn t seem to be much continuity Things were only introduced when they were needed and the plot felt stitched together with only a few pieces running through the whole thing The tone was also confusing and a little bit all over the place There were elements that felt like horror but it also felt like fantasy and then sometimes magical realism and then other times like a mystery The characters were mostly flat without much depth which did fit the story it was short enough and simple enough to not necessarily need really complicated characters but that fact didn t do the story any favors either If the characters were deeper or personable it might have saved the story Rory was mostly just tense and Izzy has the potential to be sassy or street smart but she was mostly just there to provide information or uick saves Rory couldn t do for himself So all in all it just didn t satisfy the way I hoped it wouldThings to be Aware of Upsetting circumstances a lot but not too bad Rory works for creepy and dangerous people for awhile and he gets captured and threatened than once Violence intense but overall mild I have a pretty low threshold but there were some parts that really creeped me out or were really disturbing Rory is attacked a few times but usually there isn t much gore However the threat if violence and harm is graphic and frightening Death there is at least one death were the characters witness the aftermath of a murder and interact with a dead body It s mostly mild but it is a little gruesome There are other deaths mentioned or viewed and the description of one is gruesome Sexual content little to none

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Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub When twelve year old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town he finds the owner Lord Foxglove odd and unpleasant But he and his mom need the money so he takes the job. I m of two minds about this bookOn the one hand I like the characters and setting I want to read adventures with them I want to see what their next steps are But the narrative has a very odd flowThere are multiples turns to the story It s not that the surprises are too much out of left field But when there s three narrative turns their placement will almost necessarily be awkward The climax and long epilogue make this feel like a prologue to an already existing story rather than a stand aloneMuch of the tension also has an odd balance The protagonists are young And given the rules of the world there s a limit to what they can conceivably do But they should still have some agency over what happens in order for there to be a victory Instead the main plot resolution is practically an accident a trinket ex machina Given their cleverness and how hard they worked I felt the deserved better

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Gloom Town
  • Ronald L. Smith
  • en
  • 09 February 2018
  • 9781328841612

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    Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub This was such an amazingly creepy read Full of seafaring mythology magicloved the friendship bn these 2 characters so much the love

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    Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ronald L. Smith ✓ 9 free download characters Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ronald L. Smith eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley All opinions are my ownI liked the premise for this one and the co

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    Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub I'm of two minds about this bookOn the one hand I like the characters and setting I want to read adventures with them I want to see what their n

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    characters Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ronald L. Smith Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ronald L. Smith ✓ 9 free download I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very fast read that I think I would have enjoyed a lot when I was younger It's got an interesting magical mystery two strong characters and some fun plot points The writing and plot were pretty simplistic but still conveyed a good story This isn't among my favori

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    read Gloom Town Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Rory is a 12 year old who is struggling to help his single mother provide for their humble living in a very Dickensian style town where nobody is cheerful and the weather is always glum His mom works two jobs and Rory feels that he is old enough to work himself so he gets a job at a local mansion called Foxglove Manor which turns out to be than he bargained for His new boss is acting uite suspicious Why are the guests to the hou

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    Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In a town called Gloom almost everything and everyone is washed out and dark For Rory this is the only life he's known But when he get

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    Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub There are many things which I enjoyed about Gloom Town The main characters are well fleshed out and the secondary characters like Rory’s mom’s friends are a colorful lot I like it when secondary characters are uirky and not just in a book for “fillers”Rory’s strength of character makes him one which I

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    read Gloom Town Gloom Town review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ronald L. Smith 35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion

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    characters Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ronald L. Smith Ronald L. Smith ✓ 9 free download read Gloom Town Thank you NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group for this digital copy in exchange for an honest reviewDescriptionA delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott KingJohn Steptoe New Talent Award wi

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