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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Do Not Open Until Halloween By C.A.King is a YA fantasy book. I’m going to be honest and say I wasn’t sure about this book,until I started reading and I was hooked from the beginning till the end. I’ve read other books by this Author and have never been disappointed. Caitlin is a good girl with a kind heart. But what happens when she’s asked out on a date with Justin?She’d already promised her aunt she would house sit.Caitlin handles both situations in a way that has her now dealing with a fairy whom wasn’t invited. She must find her belief in magic in or for the fairy to be saved. I highly recommend this book,and I look forward to reading more from this Author.
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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King is a short, fun read. The story is about Caitlin who is asked to housesit for her Aunt. Little does Caitlin know that life will be getting more interesting very quickly. Like other books by C. A. King this is a good, imaginative read. I read this in one sitting and was glad to get to read this story. The characters are good and interesting, while the story is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy. I look forward to reading much more from this author in the future. I always enjoy the stories.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween- C.A. King

5-stars

I always look forward to diving into C.A. King’s books as they take me on one of a kind journeys and they never disappoint. Just like all of her other books Do Not Open Until Halloween is a must-read fantasy novel! This was a shorter read but it was highly entertaining the whole way through. This fantasy read is action-packed, intense, dramatic, dark and so captivating. I found myself smiling and giggling from start to finish as Caitlin embarks on her very own one of a kind adventure. All of the detail in this story made it so easy to picture everything playing out in my mind, which made it so entertaining. C.A. King has an imagination like no other and I would absolutely recommend this fantasy read to everyone!

I look forward to reading more of her work in the future!

Reviewed by @kaitreview21

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

C.A. King’s Do Not Open Until Halloween is a young adult science fiction/fantasy story. The way the story unfolds is well told and full of magically driven characters. Enriched in details, this story quickly pulls you into the fantasy as the story is told. Creative and imaginative, Do Not Open Until Halloween is an addictive story you cannot help but to finish. Highly recommend this story as it is one I would definitely read again.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Anna Hirsch

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A King
4 Stars

This is definitely an original story. It was kind of like Dungeons and Dragons, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and the Wizard of Oz all rolled into one story. It is a fantastical journey into the imagination.

Caitlyn promised her Aunt Petunia that she would house sit while she went away for the weekend. Caitlyn’s friends pressured her to invite some guys over as well. Unexplainable things happen and they accidentally stumble upon a real live fairy. Having to save the fairy, they need to believe and take a leap of faith into a magical realm.

The action starts pretty much from the beginning and is quick paced. I did feel like the story was rushed at times. It would have been nice if the author incorporated the fairy a little more. I liked the underlying anti bullying theme that was happening. I enjoyed the book though I think it is better suited towards a younger audience.

Review by @annahirsch
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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Emma Haverstock

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This woman writes some of the best fantasy I’ve ever read. Do Not Open Until Halloween is no exception.
Caitlin’s Aunt tells the best stories and it wasn’t that long ago that Caitlin believed every word. The unfortunate side effect of teenage bravado has pushed those thoughts to the side and boys and school has taken over. When Petunia asks Caitlin to house sit for her on the same weekend Caitlin’s crush asks her on a date, she’s pretty torn on who to choose. Justin may never ask again if she turns him down (tragic but I don’t think he’s good enough for her) but Petunia is family and she’s already promised. What is an 18 year old to to except throw a party? The problems start when one of those creatures Caitlin doesn’t believe in anymore crashes the party and is in trouble.
King always has a way of adding to and twisting the stereotypical fantasy characters to make them new and fascinating. I will read anything this magnificent woman publishes.

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Kristan Anderson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King was an interesting story. The story is about fairies and magic. Though it does not go too in-depth on magic, it is about a fantasy world. I have to say based on the cover and title of this story I was thrown off, anticipating a scarier type of novel. But that was not the case at all. Caitlin once believed in magic as a child, as so many do. Her Aunt promised to write her the stories she told and becomes an author to do so. When the stories become truth to Caitlin she has a choice, to help or to ignore. The story was fast paced and did not take me very long to read. There were a few parts that were confusing but that is because it was the other realm and magic can be sort of tricky. I liked the plot and the flow of the story. The author knows how to tell a great story and keeps your attention throughout. The genera is not something I typically go for, but that did not throw me off from the book. I have read a few other stories by this author and know that though it’s not my typical taste, I will always come back for another bite.

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween
By C.A. King
I was hooked as soon as I started reading this awesome young adult fantasy. This book took me on a wonderful magical journey that I couldn’t get enough of. This was a wonderfully well written, full of detail, exceptional story. Even though it’s written for young adults I do believe people of any age can appreciate this story. I felt like I was in the story with Caitlin and her friends, rooting for them. I can’t say enough good things about this story except that it’s a must read!!!! I highly recommend this book!

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King – Review by Emily Walsh

Do Not Open Until HalloweenDo Not Open Until Halloween
ByC.A. King
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King was a fast pace, unique read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read by this author so I knew I was in for something great. I was not disappointed. This book, takes you on a whirlwind adventure almost right out of the gate. It sets up the story in the prologue and adds a twist that will shock you. The ending is sweet, pulling and is left open enough so that if need, C.A. King can revisit this world at any time, and I do hope that is soon.

Coming in at 186 pages this isn’t a overly long read. In saying that, I’m not going to go into characters, or plot, because that will ruin this original read. I want you to experience every little thing this tale has to offer. I will tell you that, the detail is on point, the story itself has so many little things packed into it, that if you blink, you might miss something important. There is a sense of danger mixed into the adventure, and you can’t help but read on to see if they will save the day.

Overall this book was that perfect short read that will hit all your fantasy and otherworldly reading bone. It is a classic in the making and as I have said, I do hope this adventure is continued. The only thing left is to give you my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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Do Not Open Until Halloween by C.A. King- Review By Felicia Bates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween
C.A King
5 out of 5 stars

Do Not Open Until Halloween is not the first book I’ve read by C.A King and while I’ve enjoyed every book I have read by this author, this one is my absolute favorite so far.
This book hooked me from the very beginning as we get a glimpse into Aunt Petunia and Caitlin’s past relationship. As the story progressed I found myself lost in this magical realm and truly intrigued. As someone that has always been interested in fairies this story was truly fun and satisfying from start to finish. Being a fairly short read the pages flew by.
C.A King really knocked it out of the park with this book, but what’s just as great as the characters and unique storyline is the opportunity she took to address bullying both throughout the storyline and the written message after the book concluded.
If you like fast paced fantasy I definitely recommend this five star read.

Review by @fnbates
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