12 Jan If a Book Were a Song #10 ‘The Vampire Knife’ by Jack Henseleit
If a Book Were a Song #10
THE VAMPIRE KNIFE by Jack Henseleit (Hardie Grant Egmont 2017)
Dragged to Transylvania by their academic father (the Professor), siblings Anna and Max find themselves staying in strangely quiet accommodation – The Wild Thyme Inn. Soon after their arrival, scary things begin happening, and Max is stolen into the woods by an unknown figure. Creepy!
Drawing on her bookish knowledge of all things supernatural, Anna, along with the help of her new friend, Isabella, set out to find Max.
Jack Henseleit’s debut novel for children – the first in The Witching Hours series – is filled with tension. He’s kept the story fast-paced and there are plenty of memorable scenes to stick in his readers’ minds. My personal favourite was the river crossing. This series is a fresh addition to fright books that kids will love.
One a side note, check out Jack’s Instagram account (@jack.henseleit). It’s littered with eerie posts that seem to blend in fiction with reality – a spooky story in its own right.
IF THIS BOOK WERE A SONG …
Spooky. Tense. Frightening. Surprising.
‘Fire on High’ by Electric Light Orchestra