Monday, November 30, 2015

Bibliophile's Corner

Curiosity House
The Shrunken Head
by Lauren Oliver &
H. C. Chester

Flap Copy Description:
Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. When the museum’s Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

My Thoughts:
Step right up, boys and girls! This latest middle grade novel by Lauren Oliver will tantalize, terrify, and take over your imagination. Yes, Curiosity House - The Shrunken Head, is full of freaks, fallacies,  and fun, and will keep you mystified as you attempt to solve its strange string of murders. Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are the truly odd, yet audacious children, who track down the despised and despicable villain. (Aren't those the best kind?) And bonus, this well-written and scintillating story could be the first in a series! If you enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society Series, by Trenton Lee Stewart, you'll love Lauren Oliver's Curiosity House - The Shrunken Head.

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