Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Review: My Haunted House by Angie Sage

Title: My Haunted House
Author: Angie Sage
Series: Araminta Spook #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
Genre: Children's, Paranormal

Length: 160 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

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Araminta Spookie lives in a wonderful old haunted house, but her crabby aunt Tabby wants to move. Aunt Tabby is determined to sell their house--Araminta "has" to stop her! 

With the help of a haunted suit of armor named Sir Horace, a ghost named Edmund, and a lot of imagination, Araminta hatches a plot for an Awful Ambush that is so ghoulish, it just might work!

My Thoughts: 
Araminta Spookie lives with her aunt and uncle in a dreary old mansion and she absolutely loves it. She enjoys hunting for ghosts, wrangling Uncle Drac's bats, and switching bedrooms whenever she's in the mood to. When she gets wind that Aunt Tabby wants to sell the mansion and move, Araminta is determined to sabotage Aunt Tabby's efforts. When realtors come to look at the house, she scares them away. But when an odd family shows interest in the spooky old house, Araminta's plans go awry. Will she be able to change their minds and continue living in her beloved mansion?

Araminta Spookie is a fun little read that any young child looking for something spooky without the chance of actually frightening them will enjoy. There's an old rusty suit of armor that harbors a ghost as well as a ghost boy, but they are so friendly that it's almost certain that even a young child won't be overly spooked by this book. Araminta's antics are childish but mildly entertaining at times. 

As this is a chapter book geared towards younger audiences, it is rather easy to read with short sentences and little description but I do think it may be enjoyed by anyone looking for something a bit similar to but more docile than The Addams Family. 

My Rating: 3.75 stars

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