Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Review: Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird - Hell Hound Curse by Eleanor Hawken

Publisher: Quercus
Format: Paperback
Released: August 1st, 2013
Rating: 7.5/10

Amazon summary:

To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business - investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!


Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Hell Hound Curse is the first book in this series that I've read, but I'll definitely be going back and getting the first two. It made me laugh all the way through and is weird and wonderful - just how I like my children's fiction!

In this third instalment, Sammy, a cryptozoologist extraordinaire, discovers that his friend Mark has been cursed by a hell hound and it must be found and defeated immediately. With the help of his friends Donny and Red, a Mongolian death worm and a rather grumpy troll, Sammy sets out to get rid of the hell hound and cure Mark once and for all.

Hell Hound Curse is a mad story with lots of laughs and fantastic illustrations by John Kelly - in all honesty, I've never seen a Mongolian death worm look so friendly! It's one of those fun children's books that is completely fantastical but one you wish could be real. I'd love to visit the Feral Zoo and see all these cool creatures. I'm looking forward to catching up with this series and I hope the first two books are as good as this one!

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