Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Sarah Oakes

Do Not Open Until HalloweenDo Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about the unexpected. Caitlin does her aunt Petunia a favour by catsitting whilst Petunia is at a funeral. Wanting to ask out a boy, she invites some friends over to pass the time. When things go wrong and rules are broken, will she be able to set it right before Petunia returns home?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Caitlin trying to do the right thing or Dwayne as kind and knowledgeable. Great cast of supporting characters like the eccentric author Petunia or the annoying Justin or the stubborn Merlin.
I loved the dip into the horror genre with the visual detail of the house in its gothic look and overgrown weeds and mysterious shed to create unease which was beautifully done. Also the fantasy with the gnomes and cats as otherworldly and a different take on fairies with the bubbles was a brillaint addition to the genre. Fast paced action and rules waiting to be broken in a shifting magical location made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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