3/15/2013

My Review Of Pitch Green By The Brothers Washburn

Synopsis:

Two teenagers try to discover why children in their little town keep disappearing, only to uncover an evil presence lurking in a old mansion that will kill them if they cannot discover its secrets. Trona is a small, smoggy, mostly insignificant town in California. Besides a booming chemical plant, the only thing that characterizes this dismal town is dirt, sagebrush, and an enormous abandoned mansion.

The mansion is, admittedly, the only notable addition to Trona, but it’s something everyone tries to avoid due to its creepy facade. Everyone except for Camm Smith, who is obsessed with the need to get inside. Seven years earlier, as Camm herded a pack of little trick-or-treaters past the mansion, her young neighbor, Hughie, disappeared, becoming one of the many children who have vanished from Trona over the years without a trace. Now a senior in high school, Camm is still haunted by the old tragedy, and is sure the answer to the mysterious disappearances lies hidden somewhere in the decaying mansion.

Joining forces with her best friend, Cal, who also happens to be Hughie’s older brother, Camm naively begins a perilous search for the truth. As things spiral quickly out of control, and others die, Camm and Cal discover it will take all their combined ingenuity to stay alive. An unseen evil lurking deep within the bowels of the mansion is now hunting them. To make matters worse, they become entangled with hostile federal agents, who will do all they can to keep old secrets permanently hidden.

Left with only their wit and seemingly ineffective firearms, Camm and Cal know time is running out. Unless they can make sense of the few pieces of the puzzle they manage to unearth, their lives are in danger, and like so many others before them, they may also disappear without a trace.


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My Review Of Pitch Green:

Pitch Green is a very fast paced YA horror story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, you will not want to put it down. Introducing Cammy, and Cal, they have been next-door neighbors and best friends since the 3rd grade.

When Cal was eleven and Cammy was ten, they were going trick-or-treating and taking the younger kids with them and were to keep an eye on them. Cal’s little brother Hughie was among the group of kids they had to watch. Cammy dreaded it when they had to pass the old haunted Searles Mansion to get to the other street where Cal already was.

Hughie wanted to go as a ghost but he refused to wear the store bought costume he wanted to do it the old-fashioned way with a sheet. Cal was upset with him because Hughie had to keep stopping to pull the sheet up so he would not trip, then move the top of the sheet so that he could see. Cal just kept going on and left Hughie behind so Cammy stayed back trying to get Hughie moving, which she felt was unfair since after all Hughie was Cal’s younger brother he should have been watching him.

Things got out of hand and Hughie fell down and bloodied his nose, and before Cammy could get back to him she was shocked by the squeal of skidding tires, she whirled around to see little Ruthie the youngest in the group running out into the street in front of a car. After Cammy got Ruthie to safety, she turned around to get Hughie but she could not see him, and she had seen him fall in front of the old ugly Searles mansion.

She went up and down the street looking and Cal told her “oh the big baby probably went back to the car with dad”. Cammy went back, picked up Hughie’s candy bag in front of Searles Mansion, and caught up with the other kids to finish trick-or-treating. Hughie did not go back to the car with his dad, he did not go home, and no one could find Hughie. Cammy told the police the last place she had seen Hughie was in front of the old Searles mansion…. Eight weeks later Hughie’s picture showed up on milk cartons.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I recommend this book to all lovers of YA horror; Pitch Green is one of those books that are very hard to put down because you want to know what is going to happen next. I would like to thank Kirk from Jolly Fish Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review Pitch Green.





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About The Authors:


Title: Pitch Green
Author: The Brothers Washburn
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press, LLC
Trim: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback
Pages: 310
(HC) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-1-8
(TPB) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-2-5
(E-Book) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-3-2
Retail Price: (HC) $24.99, (TPB) $14.99, (E-Book) $7.99
Genre: YA Horror/Suspense
Region: US, CAN, UK, AU
Wholesaler: Ingram
Publication Date: March 16, 2013
Berk and Andy Washburn, aka "The Brothers Washburn," are both lawyers by profession, writers at heart. They grew up together roaming the wastelands of the Mojave Desert, where most of the series is set. Both brothers returned from lengthy and successful careers in the wastelands of the law to write YA horror stories based on the wastelands of their youth. They currently live north of Denver, Colorado. The Dimensions in Death series is merely the beginning of the ingenious and spine-tingling world of the Brothers Washburn. Be on your guard, people, there is a new Grimm in town.

Blog: thebrotherswashburn.blogspot.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TheBrothersWashburn
Twitter: @BrosWashburn


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Jody. I think this is the kind of book my son would enjoy! :) Have a beautiful day!

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