Honey Moon Shiver
by Joyce Magnin
Publisher: Rabbit Publishers
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade | Action Adventure
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Reviewed by Megan
Linked For: Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday
I really enjoyed this book. Being middle grade, it was a nice, light read for me, a pleasant change from some of the heavier books I’ve read recently.
Just because this is a middle grade book doesn’t mean there isn’t any substance to it. The majority of this book deals with Honey Moon and her mother’s lost locket. She took the locket without asking, showed it off to her friends, and then it goes missing! Of course, Honey suspects her friends right away, ignoring the fact that the necklace wouldn’t be missing if she hadn’t taken it first. Then it’s a race against the clock to find the necklace before her mother discovers it’s missing.
Honey Moon – she’s the main character. Seems like a decent girl, though she won’t admit there would be no problem if she had just left the necklace alone. Of course, none of it can be her fault.
Shiver – I liked her character the best, really. To be honest, she reminds me of the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time . . . well, if she hadn’t been evil.
Normally, I don’t notice much about the setting when I read. Not saying that they aren’t intriguing or well-built . . . I just get invested in the characters. But how can you not comment on a town that’s stuck in Halloween. Sleepy Hollow’s mayor is an
evil annoying little twit who has trapped the entire town (magically, of course!) in a never-ending Halloween! How cool is that?
Bottom line? I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more about Honey and her brother, Harry the magician. I have Wand-Paper-Scissors sitting on my bookshelf right now and managed to snag a copy of the newest Harry Moon book (that releases in August) on NetGalley 🙂
I received a complementary copy of Honey Moon Shiver via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. the gifting of this eARC in no way influenced my review and all opinions expressed within are entirely my own.
Have you read any of Honey or Harry Moon’s books yet? This is my first dip into the magically Halloween pool that is Sleepy Hollow but I can’t wait to get back. So, for today’s Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday, let us know what your favorite middle grade book is! Let’s chat in the comments below and, as always, thanks for reading!