Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Book Review - The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

About the Book

Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home.

One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in Willowweep. It certainly looks like the setting of one of her favorite books: A stately manor. A sinister housekeeper. Three brooding brothers. There’s even a ghost.

Except Willowweep is not what it seems. Its romantic exterior hides the workings of a pocket universe—the only protection our world has against a great force of penultimate evil, and its defenses are crumbling. Could cruel fate make Haley the heroine that Willowweep needs?

My Take on the Book
Christopher Baldwin is a great author and thus, I have been excited to see this hit the market. That being said one of the things I loved about this is the story. The book has a great story with great characters that you really get to know. This is the type of book that definitely has some aspects of horror that is still appropriate to middle-school readers. The book itself was a ton of fun and something that really was an engaging read. I know that my daughter and I read this together, and we did not want to put it down!
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