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By: Brick Marlin
Published by: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
Format of Review Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis (from Amazon):
Against their parents’ wishes, Gilbert and Bobby trespass into an abandoned old house, unaware of the horrors that lurk inside. With Bobby’s sudden disappearance, Gilbert finds himself caught up in an adventure that only starts with the ghosts who reside in the house. After stepping through a door into the Sectors, Gilbert is confronted with an entirely new world populated with werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, robots, humans and a cannibal…
Sectors by Brick Marlin is one of those books that are really hard to tell people about. I feel like, if I go into very much detail, I’m going to be “spoiling” a lot of the experience for you. I don’t want to do that, so if I do, Im sorry!
This book starts out as a haunted house story. Two boys are told to stay away from this creepy house in town, and of course.. boys being boys… they sneak off and go. Strange things happen, and at one point one of them goes missing. That’s not a a spoiler, its up there in the synopsis, so Im good. =D In the search to find his friend, the remaining boy is pulled into like this “alternate universe” or “reality” or… Well, into a world that is a very “steam punk” paranormally type reality. OMG, I’m not using my words very well, am I? haha.
The world building in this story is awesome. The characters were fantastic.
The writing style was very smooth. This book feels like it was written for middle grade readers, and the language used will make it very relatable to that age group.
Over all, I enjoyed this story. It was very different from about everything I have read before. I did hate the ending, and if there is not a sequel in the works I’m going to be pissed. I *need* to know what happens now!
This book has very dark undertones, and at times is SCARY. I would recommend to 13+