Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Serafina and The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
This is a creepy-in-a-fun-way supernatural thriller for middle-grade kids! In this pleasantly unique story, 12 year old Serafina, who secretly lives in the basement of the recently built Biltmore estate with her father and has hidden from everyone all her life, decides to come out of hiding when she sees something horrible and inexplicable happen to a young girl in the basement. Serafina has always known she was different from everyone else, although she has never known why or what her differences mean, yet she is willing to risk being seen in order to stop the mysterious man in the black cloak from taking more and more children. The book is creepy and has unexpected plot twists, as well as friendship and a little romance. Serafina makes an unlikely, but very brave hero and the book is a fabulous read. I am sure that kids and adults will enjoy this book. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.