Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
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Series: Gustav Gloom


Released: April 18, 2013

"A die-cut cover scene and Margiotta's chapter-head views of huge-eyed gamins posing in canted settings add to the pervasive air of strangeness, but it's still a slog. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In a sequel that cycles around the same track as the opener, Castro sheds light on the past and nature of the aptly named Gloom mansion and the saturnine lad who lives there alone with armies of animate shadows. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The author leaves much to be explored and explained in future episodes, but fans of Unfortunate Events will be willing to wait. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this promising series opener, a homicidal maniac stalks two children through a spooky old house that's far larger inside than outside. Read full book review >