Synopsis: Ignore the clock, break the spell. Eat the beetles, save your soul.

When Clarabelle moves into a spooky old house on Halloween night, she quickly realizes the country is no place for a city girl. There’s creepy woods, strange noises, and wild animals. Plus, the house has a grandfather clock that chimes a tale only Clarabelle can hear.

While her parents travel to the village for food, Clarabelle confronts the clock and is instantly transported to a town where things aren’t quite as they seem. Trick or treaters are given beetles instead of candy, werewolves are on the prowl, and it’s all part of the Baba Yaga’s plan to steal the souls of children. When a cleverly disguised boy named Malcom befriends Clarabelle, she learns he could be both friend and foe. Together, the two just might change the future but it comes at a cost. If Clarabelle saves the children, she could be stuck forever. Her escape could mean the demise of this world and her own.

Release Date: October 29th 2019

Genres: Middle Grade,Horror, Short Story, Fantasy, Magic

Pages: 53

Review: This book is like a horror Alice in wonderland but shorter, it’s got that same odd sense about it where as your reading you aren’t sure what’s real and what’s not, it’s really interesting and bizarre.

As Clarabelle moves to a creepy new village away from the city she is left alone in the creepy dirty house where she finds herself being drawn in by a creepy clock, old witches and a mysterious new friend who eats bugs.

It was creepy and eerie, offering up a really unique witch story. I really enjoyed reading this it was so different, I also loved that it was a short story as you got much in a shorter space of time.

If you are looking for a good short horror I totally suggest this, it’s a fun read and has enough creep and also wonder about it that you’ll get sucked in quickly.

About Author: Amie Borst still believes in unicorns, uses glitter whenever possible and accessorizes in pink. She enjoys eating chocolate while writing and keeps a well-stocked stash hidden away from her family. A native New Yorker she currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and a cute dog named Lily. She wishes she had a hot-pink elevator with carnival lights to travel the world. But for now, her minivan will have to do.


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