Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks

Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks

by Robert Gray

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Overview

Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463765668
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

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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Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this is the kind of book I would have loved as a kid--and I love now, as a big kid. It you're looking for some creepy fun, this book will deliver. I will be happy to return to Gravesville anytime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING I LOVE THIS BOOK. Hope to see more of your books. can't wait for the second one. I really want to see a movie version of this book.
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CompulsionReads More than 1 year ago
Eve Hallows is an adopted human living in the world of Gravesville, where monsters walk the streets and humans are mythic creatures whose goal in life is to hunt down the people she loves in mobs of torch wielding farmers. Then why would her shape shifter father, gorgon mother and ghoul brother decide to move to the human world? There are killers on the loose, and as a member of the Undead, Reanimated, and Nocturnal Service, or URNS for short, her father has volunteered his family for the task of gathering information about the murders. Eve is about to meet her fellow humans and learn that friends can come in all shapes and forms as she tries to unravel the mystery of “The Source” so that she can go home.  Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks is an entertaining read filled with clever characters like triplet zombie pirates, were-pigs and blood thirsty fairies. This delightful story will have you smiling until your cheeks hurt as you get into trouble with a human-fearing teenage girl who just wants to get back to the world that she knows and loves. Author Robert Gray hit the nail on the head by bringing up all the issues teenage girls face, from clothes to boys and the ever present mean girls.  My one issue with the book, and this is minor, is the use of the word “adorable” to mean horrible. I understand the artistic reasoning behind it, but every time I came across the term I had to remind myself it wasn’t a typo and that what Gray meant was “horrible”. Towards the end of the book I barely noticed the hiccups any more.  Overall, this book is an amusing ride in the life of a teenage girl, and I would highly recommend it to preteens, teens and anyone else who would rather not deal with the real world. Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks is sure to give you a great break and leave you begging for more. (This book was provided to Compulsion Reads for review by the author.)
Dranea More than 1 year ago
Gravesville: wandering zombies, sea monsters, werewolves ghouls, gorgons... all blending together with one sore thumb, a human named Eve. You wouldn't think that a human would be a big deal, there are vampires roaming about, right? Wrong. Humans are pitchfork-wielding terrors who live under a sun that will melt your skin and eat disgusting things like bacon and eggs. Who can live off that stuff? Although some of Gravesville's inhabitants still look at her with a wary eye, Eve loves nothing more than surfing the grave fog and drinking her hot pumpkin drink. So when she learns she and her family have to leave this paradise for the human world, Eve is nothing more than distraught. Monsters are being killed. And her family may be next. They must escape to the human world for some answers. Answers that could save all of monsterdom. I really enjoyed this book, although I will say I wish we could've stayed in Gravesville a little longer. I loved the whole world, and wanted to stay there as long as possible. I hope in book two we will be visiting it more often, because I will be reading book two. This book is appropriate for all ages, has a fun environment, a plot that will keep people turning pages and hints to help the young and young at heart glimpse into what may happen in the future. But beware, you may not be right. I liked Eve a lot. She has spunk to her, and I really felt like the story was coming from a 14-year-old girl. In so many MG/YA books, they are told from a younger persons point of view, but it always sounds or feels older. It's not the case in this book. The author did a great job at establishing her voice and it stayed that way through the whole book. The supporting characters in this book vary greatly. It is nice to have such a wide variety of characters, but it isn't done in a way that it is overwhelming.
Erlessard More than 1 year ago
I love books that turn cliches upside down.  What’s good is bad and what’s bad is good in this fun paranormal story.  Eve is a human living in a world very similar to Halloween Town.  She’s the only one of her kind, but it is the human world that scares her.  When her family moves to New Jersey (hey, that is a pretty scary place – at least on the highways) Eve starts out determined to be miseable and hate every human she meets.  What she learns instead is that it doesn’t matter if a person is human or monster – its what’s inside that counts. This book is not only fun, but relevant   Eve struggles to retain her own individuality despite the bullying and pressure to “fit in”.  Her cultural differences (in that words “we” think are derogation are compliments where she grew up) play a huge role in the plot, instead of being a cute quirk.  Not only that, but even the minor characters play recurring important roles in the book.  There’s not one person who shows up as a filler and with all the colorful characters, its quite a feat to make each one uniquely important to the story. I like how Eve does her own thing.  She’s not afraid of adults – which is a rare thing to find in books for this age group.  She follows her head and her heart no matter how unorthodox her solutions to the problems that arise. Not only is the book fun, but the splashes of humor and mystery make it a non-stop read.  Had I not been sick, I would of instantly picked up the sequel to read after finishing Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks.  Since I love Halloween, monsters, and paranormal, I think that this book is my favorite MG of the year.  I recommend it to kids, teens, and adults! (I received a copy of this book as part of a blog tour in exchange for my honest review.)
KtTurner More than 1 year ago
Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks was such a fun read. It has an easy flow and humorous story that I couldn’t put down. The world building that Mr Gray created was fantastic and the characters all loveable. The unique zombies, pirates, werewolves, ghouls, vampires, gorgons and all other paranormal creatures imaginable were hilarious in their creation and so enjoyable. Where horrible means adorable and adorable means horrible, it is an adventure not to miss. Fourteen year old Eve Hallows was orphaned and taken in by a gorgon and a shapeshifer; her brother is a ghoul and they have a pet called wolf, which is a werepig. Living in Gravesville, a world where monsters are normal people and everyday appears to be Halloween. For breakfast Eve has chocolates and donuts and pumpkin juice. Going to school her lunch is chocolate and donuts and pumpkin juice. Halloween is like Christmas and the biggest celebration of the year. But before she could even get to celebrate, murders have been committed and in fear for their safety, her parents decide to move into the human world. Adapting in the human world and a human school is not what Eve expects. Her Mother takes her shopping and asks some teens dressed up walking down the street where they got their clothes from. It turns out they were attending a Halloween party and were wearing costumes, but Eve’s Mother didn’t realise and they bought “horrible” clothes for school. Eve’s first day of school couldn’t get any worse. Everybody is laughing, staring and pointing. The principle is not happy with her either; so her first day is disastrous. The mean girls turn up and almost fall over laughing at her because of the trick they played. Her Dad has to run a pizza shop and after school Eve has to help out at Ghoulicious Pizza. The murderer’s calling card was left at the pizza shop and now they are worried. Eve is determined to find out more about THE SOURCE somehow and gets the opportunity when she is suspended from school. Eve starts investigating and finds all sorts of things but can’t piece them all together. Will Eve work out who is behind the murders? Can she overcome the mean girls at school? Will she ever see her friends again at home in Gravesville? What is The Book of Shrieks and where can it be found? Follow Eve on her journey of self-discovery, new school cliques and social status, secret societies and betrayal. I really enjoyed this adventure story and can’t wait to get into book 2, Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago