Dead Voices Book Review

August 23, 2019 / 0 comments

Dead Voices Book ReviewDead Voices by Katherine Arden
Published by Penguin on August 27th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
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aving survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to settle for hot chocolate and board games by the fire.

Ollie, Coco, and Brian are determined to make the best of being snowed in, but odd things keep happening. Coco is convinced she has seen a ghost, and Ollie is having nightmares about frostbitten girls pleading for help. Then Mr. Voland, a mysterious ghost hunter, arrives in the midst of the storm to investigate the hauntings at Hemlock Lodge. Ollie, Coco, and Brian want to trust him, but Ollie's watch, which once saved them from the smiling man, has a new cautionary message: BEWARE.

With Mr. Voland's help, Ollie, Coco, and Brian reach out to the dead voices at Mount Hemlock. Maybe the ghosts need their help--or maybe not all ghosts can or should be trusted.

Dead Voices is a terrifying follow-up to Small Spaces with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story.

Angie’s Thoughts:

What a great follow up to Small Spaces! I loved it just as much as I did the first. I’m so excited to see where book 3 will take us!

This story was more about Coco. It still had Brian and Ollie. It wouldn’t be as good if it didn’t. This was about her stepping out of the shadows and becoming stronger and believing in herself. It showed that she would do anything for her friends and nothing was going to be on her way.

I read this book straight through. It took me a little over an hour to finish and instead of being sad I was happy and pleased and so proud. I love this trio and I’m so happy that my daughter will read these books. I can’t wait to discuss them with her and see if she feels the same.

Katherine Arden knows how to spin a tale. One of malice. Spookiness. Thrills. Twist and Turns. Friendship. Trust. Love. There are so many words I could use to describe this book. I really can’t wait to see what new adventure awaits Ollie, Coco, and Brian. I know it’ll be just as great as this book.

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About Katherine Arden

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent a year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crepes to guiding horse trips. Currently, she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know.

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