Monday, April 05, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 66 each
Series : #1-3 Screm Street Series
Format : Children's Fiction, Vampire, eBook
Reason for Reading : 666 Challenge in 2009, 10 10 10 Challenge, to continue with the series

The first 3 books in the Scream Street series introduce us to the main characters Luke Watson (werewolf), Resus Negative (vampire) and Chloe Farr (mummy tomboy). Luke was a normal boy growing up with his parents when one day his whole family are transported into Scream Street by the mysterious Government Housing of Unusual Lifeforms (G.H.O.U.L.) movers. There Luke makes friends reluctantly while trying to find a way to go back home. He begins to settle in, but his human parents are having a very difficult time getting used to the strange characters and their supernatural abilities.

Luke and his two friends set out on a quest to regain all the original artefacts of the towns founders. In the first book they much find a fang of the original vampire, the second a vial of the witches blood and in the third the heart of the mummy who founded the town. They are guided by an author who trapped himself in his own book and are chased at every step in their journey by evil landlord Otto Sneer.

These are a fun read and can be enjoyed by older readers too. The illustrations are great and it have just the right amount of bite in them. It looks like another great children's Liverpool (go scousers!) writer is on the scene.


Tommy said...

Thanks for the great review! There will be 13 Scream Street books in all - so there's plenty more action to come from Luke, Resus and Cleo!