Monday, April 13, 2015

Bibliophile's Corner

Witherwood - Reform School
by Obert Skye

Flap copy Description:
After a slight misunderstanding involving a horrible governess, oatmeal, and a jar of tadpoles, siblings Tobias and Charlotte Eggars find themselves abandoned by their father at the gates of a creepy reform school. Evil mysteries are afoot at Witherwood, where the grounds are patrolled by vicious creatures after dark and kids are locked in their rooms. Charlotte and Tobias soon realize that they are in terrible danger—especially because the head of Witherwood has perfected the art of mind control.

If only their amnesiac father would recover and remember that he has two missing children. If only Tobias and Charlotte could solve the dark mystery and free the kids at Witherwood—and ultimately save themselves.

My Thoughts:
While middle grade novels featuring quirky, and even frightening, schools abound, Mr. Skye's Witherwood - Reform School just might be in a class of its own. Right from the very first chapter of this dark fantastical novel I was hooked by its creepy secondary characters and humorous dialogue. The mischievousness of the siblings, Tobias and Charlotte, might just be what helps them escape the mysterious school. However, readers won't discover if they do until the release of Book 2 in the series: Witherwood - Lost and Found. I highly recommend Witherwood - Reform School to readers aged nine & up.

Click here to learn more about the author, Obert Skye.


  1. Great cover, and it sounds like a book kids would really enjoy! (and maybe some adults too). Thanks for the review.