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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
12:44 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Curse of the Boggin blog tour. On my stop I have a spotlight, review, random things post, and giveaway.
Enter the Library, where no one knows how the stories end . . . and finding out will be terrifying.
There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories—stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out.
It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in thislibrary, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.
Marcus O’Mara is a 13 year old guy at a crossroads. He constantly finds himself in trouble at school, with his friends, and with his adoptive parents. Marcus doesn’t believe things can get any worse for him…until they get worse.
He begins seeing strange and impossible visions; gets thrown into paranormal danger and is haunted by a mysterious ghost with a singular goal: to give him a key.
It’s a key that opens the door to a mysterious library. When that door opens, the incredible adventure for Marcus and his friends begins as they learn the truth about Marcus’ past and uncover the strange world of unfinished stories that are found on the shelves of the Library.
I love reading books that have a creepy factor to them especially around Halloween so I was excited to read DJ's new book and let me t ell you he did not disappoint me at all. This book has a little b it of everything from things under the bed, creepy boggin, ghost librarian, great cast of characters, and the spook factor. I was hooked from the first line of this book and couldn't stop turning the pages until I was done. I am really looking forward to reasing more of this series. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.
He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm; engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.
His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.
D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.
D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.
Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.
In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.
D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.
D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.
10 Random Things Post:
1) I lived near a felt factory that manufactured Civil War uniforms. (Not when I lived there)
2) I nearly drowned…twice. Hopefully things don’t really happen in threes.
3) I grew up in a haunted house.
4) My favorite movie is “The Guns of Navarone”.
5) My favorite meal is turkey with all the fixings.
6) I hate beer.
7) I don’t usually read the kind of books I write. (It’s hard to read them objectively)
8) I play the guitar, mediocrely
9) I am a long-suffering (is there any other kind?) fan of the New York Jets.
10) My golden retriever is a therapy dog.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to DJ for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
- Sabrina Ford