MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House


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After their mother’s death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult in this thrilling YA mystery

Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His mother and his sister Murphy try to keep him grounded in the real world. But when his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and Murphy flee to their grandmother’s ranch, which they’ve only heard about in stories. But is there a reason why their mother never brought them there? And what horrid truths lurk behind Lee’s haunting visions? Thrilling, twisty, and poignant, Minor Prophets will keep readers guessing until the final page.

Out September 2019

368 Pages Approx.

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

At first I wasn’t sure I liked the cover, but once in my hands… it’s actually very clever!

Creepiness at its best. A kid who has visions, hallucinations… is bad enough. But those visions are enough to give you chills and say: “That’s just… wrong!”

This isn’t a book I’d recommend to everyone. You have to like the bizarre horror, not the guts and gore type, but the kind that leaves a bad taste in your mouth after you reel back from what you’re reading and screw up your face. Once there, if you feel all dirty and nasty, like you rolled in vomit… then you’re at the spot perfect for reading this book. You’ll love it!

Secondary character, Murphy, is a delight and not about to let her brother get all the spotlight attention. She’s strong and outspoken and a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Southern bizarre keeps you turning pages finding out more and more about this family’s history. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, the two kids flee from one bad situation into another and in doing so, learn more than they cared to. There’s a reason for the MC’s visions and what’s going on at Grandma’s will give you the creeps and twist you up in knots!

Loved this book.

I gave it:

5-Star-Logo-2

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