Gregory and his little sister Imogen love spending Halloween with their parents. But this year is different. If he proves he can take care of Imogen all by himself, he’ll finally have the allowance he’s dreamed of.
That was before the basement door opened on its own. Before the strange door appeared in the basement and Imogen was taken from him by the monster.
Now everyone in town is blaming him for her disappearance, but no one is listening to his story. Where did the door come from? What was that creature? And most of all, can he find his sister before it’s too late, or will he bury his memories of her along with his parents?
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Gregory has been begging his parents to let him babysit his sister for a while. He gets his wish on Halloween when his parents go out. But things go wrong when Gregory is playing hide and seek with Imogen, his sister and she is taken into a hidden door in the basement. After his parents return home there is the initial search for Imogen but then they start acting like she was never around. Of course Gregory is not going to let the disappearance of Imogen go forgotten and discovers there is a lot more happening in his little town than he ever knew. This is a great horror story that I think mid-grade readers would enjoy. Gregory was a great big brother that just gets the short end of the stick. He truly cares for Imogen and is determined to figure out what is going on and save his sister. Reaper is a short read that left me wanting more. I really liked how the story ended, I was not expecting that. I can’t wait to read more from Jonathan Pongrantz. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
I love the descriptions in this book: the town, the family, the basement, everything. From the fateful Halloween night to the ominous strange door, everything is very well described. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is quite interesting. I liked the concept of the Reaper and the way in which it was attracted/repulsed in the town. However, I feel that the story was cut off short, and the mystery revealed too soon. It was a little sudden and I feel the suspense could have gone on for a little longer. The end hints at a sequel, maybe. The little town is immersed in complete chaos and of course, there’s the nagging suspense of what will happen next. All in all, this book was quite a fun read. If you’re looking for a light, quick read, this book is perfect!