Saturday, October 5, 2013

"The Ghost of Graylock" (a phantom Lexi review)

Ah, Readers,

Today, Ash, my little brother, and I went to Dallas's Fan Days, which is pretty much ComicCon at a different time of the year. Tomorrow, (we did 3-day passes) is taking pictures with Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in "Harry Potter") and John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, Desperate Housewives, etc.)!!!!! We're both so excited!!!!!

Now, to today's book!!! The ghost story called The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki!!!

Summary: "Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting?

Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall.

It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods.

As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back.
Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . ."

The back story was good, the mystery great, but it was too predictable for me to give a high rating to. It's a good novel, and the characters were okay, but it didn't hit me like the book Project 17 did. These characters weren't really easy for me to relate to, even though I've been in some of the same situations in life. I think that it was a great idea, just not as thoroughly executed like it had the potential to be. I wanted it scarier, more tense, and waaaay creepier for a novel about a haunted (abandoned) asylum.

In Conclusion: Eh, skip it.


3/5 ghostly mists

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