#BookReview of Spine Chillers by Q.L Pearce #booksirens

Posted January 27, 2019 by Zoé in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Spine Chillers: Book One: Hair-Raising Tales by Q L Pearce
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on November 30, 2016
Pages: 106

The town of Saltlick Bluff is famous for an urban legend. Does the spirit of a young girl wait on a misty cliff-hugging highway for her ride to the prom? In the house on Beech Street a terrible tragedy occurred. Now neighbors won't look at the place as they pass. Those who live nearby draw their blinds and shutter their windows after dark. What are they afraid of? Hale Hallow Woods seems sinister and menacing even in the light of day. Does a thirst for revenge beat near its dark heart? The answers lie within these pages, just waiting to send a chill up your spine!

My Review

So this is my first book from Book Sirens and I thought I would start out with a short novella to get started. Something a bit spooky I thought would hit the spot.

In this book we have six short stories to read, each taking about 10 minutes to read. They are the sort of stories you could hear around the campfire. The urban legend type of stories. Now before I get on with my review I did enjoy this, it was quick to read and some of the stories were interesting all with a message. I won’t go into detail about each story but just highlight two I enjoyed!

The first story about a haunted house was just creepy! Like I say these are snappy, so things happen quickly. Two boys want a tour around a notorious haunted house where a mother committed a massacre. Spooky sightings causing the boys to run away but something followed them.

The other story was another urban legend type and was about a Prom date. Legend had it a teenage girl haunts the cliff waiting for her date to take her to the prom, but the date was killed as his car careered off the cliff. Present day and a spurned girlfriend wants to trick her boyfriend with the legend…but things do not go to plan! The screams may just stay with me.

These two stories stuck with me because they are the type of stories I would have told when I was young to scare my friends. There was just enough creepiness in them to give you goosebumps and leave feeling slightly unsettled for sure. Those endings!!

The other four stories were interesting, one was just horrific. You could imagine these all being made into a horror/ghost film, particular by Rob Zombie!!

Being a collection of stories you do wish that you could have more to sink your teeth into and to have them as full stories would be awesome! I enjoyed the writing by Ms Pearce and some of the stories had messages in them. Thinking about how you treat people, you reap what you sow, and well that Karma will get you! All hidden in the stories.

If you want a quick fix on spooky stories this is a good one to start! Plus I love the creepy cover!

Until next time xxx

With thanks to Book Sirens and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review.

About Q L Pearce

Q.L.Pearce is the author of more than 120 books for young readers, from picture books to YA, as well as film tie-in books for the Fox animated film Titan AE and the Universal animated series Land Before Time.

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala Sa (Carolrhoda Books, with co-author and illustrator, Gina Capaldi), received several awards including a Carter G. Woodson Book Award gold medal from NCSS and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award gold medal. Her fiction includes the popular middle grade series, Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs italisize (Price, Stern, Sloan).

Q believes strongly in the value of scary books for young readers. When asked what credentials she has which qualify her as an expert in this area she replies, “I was a child once. That was very scary.”


(Taken from Goodreads)

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