Synopsis: A hilariously spooky novelisation by US author, Calliope Glass, based on the new animated family film, The Addams Family.

The Addams Family animated movie features an all-star cast including Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney and Elsie Fisher.

Together Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama are the Addamses – a wonderfully ghoulish family who delight in the gothic and macabre, and are completely unaware of how bizarre they appear to their neighbours. In this brilliant story of the movie, the Addams clan are gathering their nearest and weirdest for a major family get-together while also facing off against a crafty reality-TV host.

Release Date: 5th September 2019

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Paranormal, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Movie Tie in,

Pages: 160

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harper Collins Children’s UK for the earc to read and review.

Review: I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a whole new take on what we know of the Addams Family but it worked really well. It had modern elements mixed with their dark macabre world.

For 13 years they lived in an old asylum covered I. fog and didn’t know that a whole suburban town had been built near them created by a reality tv host who wants to build a perfect town and is desperate to remove the Addamses and their house from it. 

I loved Wednesdays progression in the story wanting to know more of what was out there even though it wasn’t what her family did and in return she found a friend that liked her style of living more than what she originally had. Alongside with Pugsly having to learn his families traditional dance and fight to protect his family he had to learn and struggled to learn and desperately didn’t want to fail his family legacy. 

I really liked how the two types of worlds collided and it was funny, it was entertaining and it was a very good easy read.


Where to buy: Amazon, Wordery, Book Depository, Waterstones

About Author: Calliope Glass is a writer and editor based in New York City. She writes stories about boats, cats, dragons, construction equipment, elephants, horses, and many other things. She likes reading comic books, sewing quilts, and eating lime Popsicles.


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