Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mini Review: Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Title: Long Lankin
Publication: July 12th 2012 by Candlewick Press
Format: Hardcover, 484 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Horror
Source: Borrowed from Carmel (Thanks!)


In an exquisitely chilling debut novel, four children unravel the mystery of a family curse - and a ghostly creature known in folklore as Long Lankin.

When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Byers Guerdon, they receive a less-than-warm welcome. Auntie Ida is eccentric and rigid, and the girls are desperate to go back to London. But what they don't know is that their aunt's life was devastated the last time two young sisters were at Guerdon Hall, and she is determined to protect her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. Along with Roger and Peter, two village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries - before it's too late for little Mimi. Riveting and intensely atmospheric, this stunning debut will hold readers in its spell long after the last page is turned.


Long Lankin is quite slow paced but even though it is, I fell addicted to the story. The way Barraclough wrote this book was impressive. I was impressed by everything about this book. The plot, characters, and cover was simply amazing.

This book has multiple point of views and I like that though they were some parts that were totally unnecessary to the story. The beginning was really good but then it felt boring. I couldn't quite express my feelings for this book. I love the book but I expected more. With the horror elements, I expected more of it. I wasn't really scared, to be honest. I'm like;"Okay, yeah. Whatever."

I did enjoy reading the book but as I said, I expected more. I would recommend this book but don't get your hopes so high.


That's all for today. Enjoy your weekend!

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