13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt

I have to make a confession: this review post is a year late! I do have a really good reason though, on Halloween last year my daughter was two days old and everything that I had planned to do went out the window in the run up to (and after) her birth so to Leo I do apologise, this has been weighing on me since then as 13 Days of Midnight is a truly excellent book and creepy as hell!

It was one of the few books I broke my ban on reading non Carnegie & Kate Greenaway books for last year and I have no regrets! It worked as a chilling break and I loved it!

Seriously if you want a book to keep you up all night and give you chills down your spine then 13 Days of Midnight is it!

Seriously how can you read this:

When Luke Manchett’s estranged father dies unexpectedly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a collection of eight restless spirits, known as his Host, who want revenge for their long enslavement. Once they figure out that Luke has no clue how to manage them, they become increasingly belligerent, and eventually mutiny. Halloween (the night when ghosts reach the height of their power) is fast approaching, and Luke knows his Host is planning something far more trick than treat. Armed with only his father’s indecipherable notes, a locked copy of The Book of Eight, and help from school outcast Elza Moss, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic and send his unquiet spirits to their eternal rest—or join their ghostly ranks himself.

…and not want to read the book itself!

There is a sequel out already titled 8 Rivers of Shadow and, the third book 7 Trees of Stone is also on the way!

So grab a digital copy and start your Halloween reading tonight or find a bookstore and get a physical copy and maybe you can start reading it on Dia de Muertos!

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