I just finished The Prince of Mist and it is an adrenaline releasing read, an evil ghostly mystery for young adults. Adults will want to read this one too, especially if you are a fan of Zafón's gifted writing talent. I will have a review shortly, in the meantime check out his website and then leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the copies in this giveaway.
Here is the synopsis from Zafón's killer website.
"In 1943, Max Carver's father - a watchmaker and inventor - decides to move his family to a small town on the coast, to an abandoned house that holds many secrets and stories of its own. Behind the house Max discovers an overgrown garden surrounded by a metal fence topped with a six-pointed star. In the centre is a large statue of a clown set in another six-pointed star.
As the family settles in they grow increasingly uneasy: Max’s sister Alicia has disturbing dreams while his other sister, Irina, hears voices whispering to her from an old wardrobe. With his new friend Roland, Max also discovers the wreck of a boat that sank many years ago in a terrible storm. Everyone on board perished except for one man - an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach.
As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge..."
By the way, the author's website is a treasure of surprise with trailers, audio readings by the author and soundtracks. Here is a link to the Prince of Mist page of fun stuff. It really is fun to explore. My favorite page is listed as his top ten, but is actually in his words, "A list of random stuff that cheers me up." I really like that idea, I may have to include a page like that on my blog.
With much gratitude I thank Little Brown, The Hachette Group for my review copy and the four copies for this promotion.
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