Reviews for Grimworld - a new children's book by Avery Moray

22/10/19 | By Brynneth-Nimue Brown

Grimworld book cover

Every day, thirteen year old Henry Bats has his usual bowl of Sugar Slugs, helps tend Cobalt Sidewinders at Frank’s Peculiar Pets, and keeps to himself with his comic book collection. Just your typical day in Grimworld, where the sky is always dark and shadows lurk in the streets. What’s not typical is a suspicious Nightspook luring Henry into a cemetery in the middle of the night with the promise of a prized comic book.

The Nightspook steals part of Henry's lifespan with a pocket watch, which begins counting down to his death. Henry is running out of time, and the pocket watch won't stop ticking...

Here's what the reviewers are saying about this spooky novel...

From a review by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite - "Moray excels at the finer details with every aspect from names to food to places that all work together to make up this world of shadows and darkness. You will fall in love with this strange little world that is all things grim and full of everything that is dark and quirky. Around every corner is another strange and lovely aspect of the world which has spooks that go bump in the night and other perfect little details that give this world life. Moray delivers a place you want to visit that’s full of life, spooky things, and charming characters. Grimworld is a stunning read about friendship and hope discovered in a dark little world." - full review here -

"Grimworld is a children’s book set in a strange and slightly creepy place. The world building is great with lots of details. I particularly appreciated that author Avery Moray does not explain why things are the way they are. This is how it is, and you see Grimworld through the eyes of a young person for whom it is totally normal to eat sugar slugs, and for whom having to talk to the worm lady is just one of those regular, unpleasant things. Kids who relish a bit of gruesomeness, will enjoy this greatly." - full review here -

"It was like reading a mashup of Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas. I could perfectly envision the telltale creepy stop animation in my mind of the ever dark Halloween esque town of Grimworld. Simply put, I loved this. It’s clever and original and genuinely creeped me out. For a children’s/middle grade book it did a fantastic job at being age appropriate yet suitably creepy." - full review here -

"Grimworld is a one-sitting book that really captured my attention and has jump-started my excitement for Halloween. If you are looking for a spooky middle-grade novel then I suggest you check out Grimworld you will be impressed. I give this book a whopping 5/5 stars!" -full review here

Grimworld comes out on the 25th October 2019 and is available from booksellers around the world. Visit your favourite bookseller or follow these links...


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