Thursday, April 29, 2010
Morpheus Road: The Light by D. J. MacHale
Release Date: Available Now from Aladdin
Source: From Publicist
Marshall Seaver is being haunted.
It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character who only exists on
the pages of a sketchbook—a character Marshall himself created.
Marshall has no idea why he is being tormented by this forbidding creature, but he is quickly convinced it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who has gone missing. Together with Cooper’s beautiful but aloof sister, Sydney, Marshall searches for the truth about his friend while ultimately uncovering a nightmare that is bigger and more frightening than he could ever have imagined.
Number one New York Times bestselling author D. J. MacHale launches his eerie new trilogy with a story so packed with chilling suspense, readers will want to sleep with the light on.
I enjoyed this book, but it took me a little while to get into. Once I got into it though, I couldn't stop reading. The premise is great and there are some truly spooky, creepy moments.
I really like Marshall, but I like his friend Cooper even more. I also think Sydney is a great character, even though sometimes I just wanted to smack her. You do get a lot of back story on the characters which is wonderful, because it helps the reader to buy into the story. You end up really caring about what happens to these kids.
I though this was a good read. I usually give up if something doesn't grab me right away, but something told me to stick with this one and I'm glad that I did. I'll definitely be picking up the next book in the series, because it looks like it'll be from another key character's point of view. I don't want to give anything crucial away, so I think I'll just stop there.
If you like ghost stories or are in the market for another great teen horror title, then check this one out.