School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6-9-When 15-year-old Rachel Stone's wealthy parents purchase a stable in Ireland, complete with a 400-year-old house, the family goes there to look over the property. Immediately, mysterious events begin to occur. Occasional glimpses of shadowy creatures let readers know that something horrible and dangerous is lurking in the wings. As the plot unfolds, Rachel learns that a clan of ancient werewolves seeks to pass their curse on to her family on Halloween. Cliff-hanging chapter endings contribute to the suspense. The horror is intensified because the true nature of the attackers remains somewhat vague through much of the story. Characters are not particularly well developed. Rachel is brave and plucky in a manner reminiscent of Nancy Drew. The police are conveniently skeptical, and everything is a bit melodramatic. However, the action moves along at such a brisk clip that none of this really matters. A clever, ironic ending saves the story from being too pat. A sure bet for readers who like their adventures scary and on the gruesome side.-Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
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This is a great book. I read it when I was in eighth grade. At the time I wasn't into reading. I think it was the fist book I actually read and finished on my own. Now I read most of the books I see. Like I said before this is a great book.