Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: MEGAN’S BROOD by Roy Burdine

Megan’s Brood is the tween’s version of Gremlins. You remember those slimy, icky creatures that wrecked havoc that Christmas Eve? They were hideous, yet strangely adorable? Same scenario here.

It all started with a glowing membrane sac hidden deep in the attic. She didn’t know what it was, but she knew something was growing inside.

Eventually, a “brood” hatches from this massive membrane, odd creatures that were strangely fascinating. Being an eccentric kid, Megan had no fear and instead cared for the little dumplings. Little did she realize that this brood would turn her world upside down.

I loved the illustrations—monochromatic with strong contrasts for a spooky and mysterious feel.

Story was simple, relatable, and a fitting candidate for Middle Grade readers. Although this had some frightening elements, the book is not scary. It’s a fun story! Can’t wait for the next adventure in the series!

My rating: 4 stars

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