Thursday, December 13, 2012

~Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Eve Hallows by Robert Gray~


For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible.  She has the most horrible friends.  She lives in a horrible old castle.  Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.

However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful.  And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.

But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville.  Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite ... and for Eve, that's absolutely adorable!

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks:

"Move over, Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK … make room, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS … you’ve got company and competition for shelf space!" -- THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

"WOW! What an absolutely horrible book (horrible meaning fantastic!) ... This book was laugh out loud funny.  I loved when Mom accidentally turned people to stone.  Dad's crazy attempts at running a pizza store were just hysterical." -- KIDS 'N' BOOKS

"This is the perfect book to be read aloud, read at night under the covers or simply devoured in one sitting. Robert Gray’s Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks simply shines with all of its fun creepiness, compelling characters and stellar writing. A MUST read for any MG fan!" -- WORD SPELUNKING

 "Eve Hallows is highly imaginative without being too complex for its target audience. Fall in love with Eve, her friends and her family of adorable monsters. Lose yourself in a light read that will remind you of those days when your English teacher just want you to read something, anything. This book is it. The one that you wish you read when you were in grade school." -- JOYOUS READS

"Overall, this book was fantastic. It presents an admirable role model as well as a strong family unit which will benefit young readers. When so many books right now have presented teens in a not-so-flattering light, it is so wonderful to find a book like this one." -- BOOK COVER JUSTICE

My Review:
What an awful, horrible, terrible book!  By that I mean marvelous, spectacular and superb.  Eve Hallows is the odd person out in her family.  A human in a world of monsters.  Left on the doorstep of a Shapeshifter father and a Gorgon mother as a baby, this is the only normal that Eve has ever known.  Her brother Sam is a ghoul and they even has a pet werepig.  After bad things start happening in Gravesville, Eve and her family must secretly enter the human world and find out who is responsible for all the attacks.
How wonderful (awful) for Eve.  Everyone knows that humans are nasty, disgusting creatures that cannot be trusted.  Trying to blend in, Eve's family opens a pizza parlor and Eve tries the one thing that is scariest of all, HIGH SCHOOL!  And they don't even eat candy for breakfast! 
This book is laugh out loud fun.  It has everything from Zombie pirates to mean high school cliques.  I don't read a lot of middle grade books but this one is well worth it.  I loved every moment of it.   I recommend this book to everyone. 


Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring!  So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn't be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.

With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve's beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn't what it's cracked up to be.

All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows....

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows:

"This book was perfectly horrible! Horrible meaning amazingly awesome, of course. Eve's world once again sucked me in and would not let go until this part of Eve's story was finished" -- LILI LOST IN A BOOK

"This is a perfect combination of YA, Horror, Paranormal and Fun!" -- BOOK LOVERS PARADISE

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My Review:

This book starts where the first one left off.  Eve returns to Gravesville and things are starting to return to normal, right?  Wrong!  Eve is starting to feel unwelcome in her home town.  What is happening to her best friends?  Does someone think she has something to do with what is going on?   She is even banned from going into her favorite stores, for being a human!

Eve is summoned to a meeting by The Grim Reaper, who happens to be the director of URNS and her father's boss.  He has a special assignment for her in New York City.  Armed with her human friends and her Book of Shrieks, Eve goes on an exciting journey.  One that will reveal many things, including who she really is and where she came from. 

My daughters and I enjoyed this book very much.  We enjoy visiting Gravesville, where it is Halloween everyday.  Spooky and funny; we have found a new female hero in Eve Hallows.  I hope there will be many more books to come in this great series.  You have to read it for yourself!

Blog Tour: December 10th to 23rd

Author Robert Gray

Robert Gray is a writer.  If that job description doesn't impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn't get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror's not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title.

Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

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