I'm so so thrilled to have the Eve Hallows and the Book of Shivers Blog Tour stopping by today! I lovelovelove this spooktacular middle-grade series! Author Robert Gray is here to share a fun Top Ten List and you can enter the awesome giveaway...
EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHIVERS
by Robert Gray
So far, Eve's summer vacation has been uneventful, but when her grandparents—traveling all the way from the monster world known as Gravesville—appear at her doorstep, she learns that the URNS Director has gone missing. Worse, a new director, bent on destroying humans, has taken over URNS. Eve and her family are no longer safe in the human world, and as they race to escape this new threat, Eve stumbles into a trap, which forces her back to Gravesville along with her family and friends. But once there, everything goes adorably wrong, and her best chance to get out of this mess is to seek out The Book of Shivers and the elusive author Sedrick Creach—the only creature who knows the secrets of the Nightmare Books. Unfortunately for Eve, searching for Sedrick and the next book in the series will reveal uncomfortable details about her own murky past. Once again, Eve and her friends find themselves on an incredible adventure—one that involves underground battles with bloodthirsty creatures, a lightning-fueled train, and some unexpected new allies. Hilarious and bone-chilling, this third book continues the story of an unlikely hero trying to save not one, but two worlds … This time around, though, Eve's not sure she can even save herself.
Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks:
"Move over, Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK … make room, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS … you’ve got company and competition for shelf space!" -- THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
"WOW! What an absolutely horrible book (horrible meaning fantastic!) ... This book was laugh out loud funny. I loved when Mom accidentally turned people to stone. Dad's crazy attempts at running a pizza store were just hysterical." -- KIDS 'N' BOOKS
"This is the perfect book to be read aloud, read at night under the covers or simply devoured in one sitting. Robert Gray’s Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks simply shines with all of its fun creepiness, compelling characters and stellar writing. A MUST read for any MG fan!" -- WORD SPELUNKING
"Eve Hallows is highly imaginative without being too complex for its target audience. Fall in love with Eve, her friends and her family of adorable monsters. Lose yourself in a light read that will remind you of those days when your English teacher just want you to read something, anything. This book is it. The one that you wish you read when you were in grade school." -- JOYOUS READS
"Overall, this book was fantastic. It presents an admirable role model as well as a strong family unit which will benefit young readers. When so many books right now have presented teens in a not-so-flattering light, it is so wonderful to find a book like this one." -- BOOK COVER JUSTICE
EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHADOWS (BOOK 2) Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring! So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn't be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve's beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn't what it's cracked up to be.All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows....
Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows
"This book was perfectly horrible! Horrible meaning amazingly awesome, of course. Eve's world once again sucked me in and would not let go until this part of Eve's story was finished" -- LILI LOST IN A BOOK
"I love love love Eve. She's a strong, awesome, female character that I would be delighted to recommend to any little girl. (No sexism at play here, boys will love this book too!)" — MUST READ FASTER
"I absolutely love this series and cannot wait to keep reading the fun adventures of Eve Hallows. Mr Gray has such a fantastic style of writing and his books are such fascinating tales, that everybody should read them for the fun factor. The topsy turvy lingo, adorable creatures and imaginative Gravesville, make one horrible book." — TURNER'S ANTICS
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I love everything about Gravesville, so I just had to ask Robert what the top ten horrible (awesome!) things to do or see in Gravesville are....
Top Ten Horrible Things To Do or See in Gravesville
I'm not much of an expert on Gravesville, so I asked Eve to share some of her favorite things to do and see there. Here's her list:
1) I don't care if you're six or six feet under, you can't come to Gravesville and not spend some time at the graveyard. It's like the biggest and most horrible place in any world. Period.
2) One of my personal favorite things to do at the graveyard is fog surf. What you do is grab a possessed board, wait for a thick layer of fog to creep in, and then ride it out. It’s so much fun.
3) After your romp through the graveyard, you’ll probably be hungrier than a vamp at a blood bank, and nothing cures hunger pains like Treats n' Treats. It's an all-you-can-eat candy buffet. Do I really have to say more?
4) A tour of Gravesville would not be complete without a visit to the shopping village. There's a whole mess of restaurants and stores like Bobbing Bones and Hottentots. The place definitely has something for everyone.
5) While in the shopping village, be sure to stop by Books & Brimstone, too. With its dusty shelves, charming proprietor, comfy couches, and the creamiest hot pumpkin you'll ever have, it’s a mandatory stop for the avid reader.
6) When you get tired of walking, take a carriage ride. It’s the easiest way to travel in Gravesville. Hold on, though. Those skeletal horses can move fast.
7) For lunch, head over to the Ogopogo Grill. Make sure you order a frosty mug of pumpkin soda. It's to die for! Then just relax and watch the lake monster chase away annoying zombie tourists.
8) If you're more of the boating type, then I'd highly recommend a visit to Port Carta Marina. Avoid the zombie pirates, though. They smell funky and have a bit of a brain fetish.
9) For the adventurer type, take a riverboat trip through the swamps. You might even get lucky and spot some rare creatures.
10) Once the full moon comes out, head over to the Howling Woods, where the real party animals live. Yup, the werewolves here are all about having fun. Oh, and be sure to ask for my best friends Sally, Pia, and Stephinica. Tell them I sent you. They'll take horrible care of you.
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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