Book Review: Witherwood Reform School + Giveaway

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Witherwood Reform School + GiveawayWitherwood Reform School by Obert Skye
Series: Witherwood Reform School #1
on March 3rd 2015
Pages: 240
Goodreads

After a slight misunderstanding involving a horrible governess, oatmeal, and a jar of tadpoles, siblings Tobias and Charlotte Eggars find themselves abandoned by their father at the gates of a creepy reform school. Evil mysteries are afoot at Witherwood, where the grounds are patrolled by vicious creatures after dark and kids are locked in their rooms. Charlotte and Tobias soon realize that they are in terrible danger—especially because the head of Witherwood has perfected the art of mind control.

If only their amnesiac father would recover and remember that he has two missing children. If only Tobias and Charlotte could solve the dark mystery and free the kids at Witherwood—and ultimately save themselves.

thoughtWitherwood Reform School is a tale of two siblings who are a bit rotten to their mean nanny and end up running her off with a terrible prank. For punishment, their father drives them up and leaves them in front of Witherwood Reform School. Although he means to come back for them, a terrible accident delays him and Tobias and Charlotte find themselves welcomed into the school.

They are attacked the first night and convinced to stay since their father is no where in sight. The employees of the school seem to think that they are meant to be there, but Tobias and Charlotte don’t understand what is really going on. There are many secrets at Witherwood and strange happenings. To make it even worse, they are used as basically servants to do work and don’t even get a pillow at night.

I loved the creepy factor of this book, with all the mysterious night creatures, the crazy hypnotist and more. Tobias and Charlotte may be pranksters, but they are smart and wily because of it. They seem to be on their own as their own father cannot remember anything after his accident and will not be saving them anytime soon. The characters at the school lean slightly towards evil, but there is some purpose to this school that has yet to be revealed. I’m looking forward to finding out more in the next book.

Verdict:

A great start to a creepy new series for younger readers.

 

Obert Skye Author photoObert Skye is the author and illustrator of the Creature from My Closet series: Wonkenstein, Potterwookiee, Pinocula, and Katfish (forthcoming September 2014). He has also written the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage. He currently lives indoors and near a thin, winding road with his family. Visit him online at abituneven.com or follow him on Twitter at @obertskye.

After a slight misunderstanding involving a horrible governess, gravy, and a jar of tadpoles, siblings Tobias and Charlotte Eggars find themselves abandoned by their father at the gates of a creepy reform school. Evil mysteries are afoot at Witherwood, where the grounds are patrolled by vicious creatures and kids are locked in their rooms. Charlotte and Tobias soon realize that they are in terrible danger—especially because the head of Witherwood has perfected the art of mind control. If only their amnesiac father would recover. If only Tobias and Charlotte could solve the dark mystery and free the kids at Witherwood—and ultimately save themselves.

WitherwoodReformSchool BlogTourBanner

 giveaway

Thanks to Macmillan, I am able to host a giveaway for one finished copy of Witherwood Reform School. US only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Witherwood Reform School Tour Stops:

2/18: Little Red Reads

2/19: A Reader’s Adventure

2/20: Stories & Sweeties

2/23: The Hiding Spot

2/24: Bumbles and Fairytales

2/25: Manga Maniac Café

2/26: The Book Monsters

2/27: Mundie Kids

3/2: Milk & Cookies: Comfort Reading

3/3: Green Bean Teen Queen

Latest posts by Kristen (see all)
Divider

3 responses to “Book Review: Witherwood Reform School + Giveaway

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.