A novel by Tracey Baptiste
When a girl discovers the malevolent monsters mentioned in Haitian folklore are very real, she must fight to save her family, friends and her island home. But is love enough for the battle she's about to face?
Corinne is a young girl who loves her father with all her heart. But her heart also aches for the mother she lost so long ago. But when a woman comes into her father's life, looking to take over, Corinne enlists the help of her friends and the local White Witch. But when the woman, Severine, gives Corinne information that shakes her entire existence, she's got a decision to make, and a fight to prepare for.
This book was one of the novels on my shelf for homeschool reading. I didn't expect to become engrossed the way I did, finishing the book in 24 hours! Not completely straight through, but in the course of a day and a half- I read it cover to cover!
The creatures described, and the ones I later looked up, where nightmarish and fascinating. The story built up over a course of time that allowed you to care for all involved, but never with lag. The story is very well written and the chapters are broken perfectly, leaving me with a strong curiosity of book two and if it picks up where this one left off. If you enjoy reading with your child, or just a good book on the lore of other countries, this is one for you.
I'm off to the next read. Cheers!
Middle Grade, ages 9-12
Algonquin Young Readers (April 28, 2015)
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