Sunday, January 01, 2012

Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow by Katy Towell

Nothing has ever been the same since the Storm arrived in Widowsbury.  Anything odd or weird is seen as dangerous to the villagers; even scary children like Adelaide Foss, Maggie Borland, and Beatrice Alfred. They are three girls that attend Madame Gertrude s School For Girls, and they are harassed because of their special talents. Adelaide has traits of a werewolf, Maggie is super strong, and Beatrice claims to see and talk to ghosts. Some of the townspeople begin to disappear, and the girls want to get to the bottom of this mystery when their new friend disappears as well. With the help of the cook's son,  the girls try to figure out who, or what, is behind the disappearances. Will they be able to get everyone back, or will Widowsbury become a ghost town?
Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow is a novel by Katy Towell. A little slow at first, Skary Childrin gradually steals your heart as more and more people get taken away. The characters and their stories are amazing. I love how the pieces all clicked together at the end of the story. The characters were fantastic, and I think that the world needs more heroes and heroines like Adelaide, Maggie, Stephen, and Beatrice. Even though it is doubtful, I hope to see a sequel to these books with the eventual ending of the Widowsbury curse. I recommend this book to all ages, especially those who like skary stories.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fresno, California USA