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When twelve year old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town he finds the owner Lord Foxglove odd and unpleasant But he and his mom need the money so he takes the job. eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley All opinions are my ownI liked the premise for this one and the cover is a bit spooky and cool at the same time There are things that I enjoyed and then there were other parts that were a bit confusingLet s start with the good I liked the friendship between Rory and IsabellaIzzy She is always there for him and will help in any way she can even if that means freeing the town from evil Rory is a brave kid and does what he must to keep the house his mom and him live in It s nice to see a kid take on responsibility Although getting a job leads him into some troubleThe plot was interesting and creepy It has you wondering what will happen next and if their luck is about to run out I liked the plot twists that were involved and it was cool to see how it would all play out I wasn t expecting the ending and that is where it got confusing I am sure it was made for another book to come maybe but at the same time it just came out of nowhereAnother part that I wish was said about was the evil We got a bit of backstory but there were still things that were left unsaid and I just wanted to know why it existed and happened to plant itself in this town Maybe if there is another book there will be backstory for itOverall I think this was a good read and if children love books about fighting evil with a dash of creepy then they will certainly enjoy this one

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Anyway Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange he’s not even human and he’s trying to steal the townspeople’s shadows Together Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover. I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very fast read that I think I would have enjoyed a lot when I was younger It s got an interesting magical mystery two strong characters and some fun plot points The writing and plot were pretty simplistic but still conveyed a good story This isn t among my favorites of the children s books I read as an adult category but I did enjoy the book

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Exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the wor. 35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion called Foxglove as a means to help out his mother who is financially struggling Rory thinks the job should be easy until he uncovers that their may be something sinister going on at the manor Rory finds out that his new employer is a shadowy figure who likes to steal people s shadows he s not even human Rory and his new friend Izzy must stop the crazy cultists of Foxglove Manor before people potentially lose their shadowsThis book was a lot of fun and I uite enjoyed it It definitely has a spooky Harriet The Spy vibe floating through the narrative and Rory and Izzy make for fun investigators to follow I sort of wished the big bad in this story felt like a real big bad but I appreciate the effort that went into this book for understanding that cultists might in fact be hard to pitch to a middle grade audience The friendship between Izzy and Rory is easily the book s strongest element especially as they are trying to uncover the big bad but I just wish that the big bad and it s reveal had been strongerI do think this is going to be a great book to recommend to middle grader fans if only because it moves at such a uick pace and the mystery element is good even if the payoff isn t as strong There is a lot of fun and uirkiness in this story and I truly enjoyed my time reading it


10 thoughts on “Gloom Town

  1. says:

    This was such an amazingly creepy read Full of seafaring mythology magicloved the friendship bn these 2 characters so much the love of familyThe story was so uniue weird wonderful I seen it described on google as “Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Greenglass House with a hint of Edward Gorey thrown in” yup I

  2. says:

    eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley All opinions are my ownI liked the premise for this one and the cover is a bit spooky and cool at the same time There are things that I enjoyed and then there were other parts that were a bit confusingLet’s start with the good I liked the friendship between Rory and IsabellaIzzy She is always there for him and will help in any way she can even if that means freeing the town

  3. says:

    I'm of two minds about this bookOn the one hand I like the characters and setting I want to read adventures with them I want to see

  4. says:

    I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very fast read that I think I would have enjoyed a lot when I was younger It's got an interesting magical mystery two strong characters and some fun plot points The writing and plot were pretty simplistic but still conveyed a good story This isn't among my favorites of the children's books I read as an adult category but I did enjoy the book

  5. says:

    Rory is a 12 year old who is struggling to help his single mother provide for their humble living in a very Dickensian style town where nobody is cheerful and the weather is always glum His mom works two jobs and Rory feels that he is old enough to work himself so he gets a job at a local mansion called Foxglove

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    In a town called Gloom almost everything and everyone is washed out and dark For Rory this is the only life he's known But when he gets a new job for a dangerous and secretive employer he starts to wonder if life in Gloom was supposed to be that way With the help of his best friend Izzy Rory sets out to unravel the web of secrets and darkness that engulfs GloomI don't know how to describe this book Episodic? Improvised? Unclear?

  7. says:

    As the new valet at Foxglove Manor Rory discovers that things are not what he'd hoped There are unusual guests a

  8. says:

    There are many things which I enjoyed about Gloom Town The main characters are well fleshed out and the secondary characters like Rory’s mom’s friends are a colorful lot I like it when secondary characters are uirky and not just in a book for “fillers”Rory’s strength of character makes him one which I hope the children who read this book will want to emulate He knows he and his mom are in trouble financially

  9. says:

    35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion called Foxglove as a means to help out his mother who is financially struggling Rory thinks the job should be easy until he uncovers that their may be something sinister going on at the manor Rory finds out that his new employer is a shadowy figure who likes to steal people's shadows he's n

  10. says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group for this digital copy in exchange for an honest reviewDescriptionA delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott KingJohn Steptoe New Talent Award winner imbued with magic and seafaring mythology Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Greenglass House with