Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror
Rating: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of Bloomsbury (released 6th October 2016)  

Edgar can’t resist the strange and twisted stories his Uncle Montague tells when he goes to visit him in his creaky old house. Tales of gruesome curses and unquiet ghosts trip off his tongue. He seems to have an endless supply.

But what is Montague’s own connection to the spine-chilling stories he spins? As night draws in, Edgar begins to suspect that his uncle has saved the most terrifying twist till last…

As today is Halloween, I thought I’d share a book with you today that gives off some seriously spine-tingling vibes…

So Bloomsbury were lovely enough to send me 4 books this month and this little treat was one of them. When I picked it up, I’m not going to lie, I thought: “ugh, children’s book”. Now I will tell you this: never judge a book by its cover. I honestly thought “ugh, it won’t be scary. I won’t enjoy it…but I’ll give it a go”. And so I did.

Each chapter is a different story; so after each story I told myself, “right, stop now, go and do some cleaning” but I just couldn’t put this book down. It was so good. Obviously, this is a spoiler free review but the twist at the end was so unexpected and creeped me out so much, so it definitely deserves a mention.

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror is written from Edgar’s point of view. Edgar has gone for a visit to his Uncle. His Uncle loves telling him spooky stories and Edgar loves to listen to them. Edgar’s uncle’s house is full of trinkets and treasures; each one telling a different story. Edgar chooses different items and his Uncle tells him the story behind each one. I can’t really say more than that without giving away spoilers but let’s just say Edgar and his uncle aren’t alone in the house and this becomes more apparent with each story told…

I think the main thing about this book that disturbed me the most was the illustrations. Some of them are terrifying! The chapter called The Path probably has the creepiest illustration ever…I could have nightmares about that thing!

It really is fab and if you’re looking for a book to read this Halloween, this one is definitely the way to go. I finished it in one sitting, but obviously with each chapter being a story, you could read a chapter every night, especially if you have little ones. There are also a few more books in this series so I shall definitely be purchasing those!

Happy Halloween! 


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