Synopsis: Three friends cheat on a math test and get away with it — until a strange substitute teacher starts asking questions. Lacey can’t believe her eyes when she spots someone in Ravens Pass who looks exactly like her. But her double seems to be a better, kinder, smarter version of herself. Now this Other Lacey is slowly taking over real Lacey’s life. Can the girl stop the imposter before the takeover is complete and she’s replaced for good? Packed with creepy black-and-white illustrations and spooky frights, this thrilling Return to Ravens Pass tale will chill young readers to the bone.
Release Date: 1st August 2022
Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Horror, Family, Friends, Illustrated
Thank you to Capstone / Stone Arch Books and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Lacey is selfish and doesn’t leave space in her life for her friends and family, she thinks of herself and only herself. Then she starts seeing another version of herself haunting her and doing things she hasn’t done, everyone in her life likes this new other Lacey with glowing red eyes.
This was eerie and I loved how the other Lacey turned out (will not spoil it), but it was so creative and creepy. It was great seeing Lacey’s character progression from her rude and selfish attitude to learning her ways and caring again for those in her life.
If you are looking for a light horror for a young reader they would love this, it’s not too scary but had scary parts and is eerie throughout. The characters are written really well with really great illustrations. It’s easy to read and progresses nicely through the story.
I really enjoyed this book and I love there are others in the series to read too, it also gives you some extra facts and projects you can think about, perfect for a teacher to use in a class setting.
About Author: Megan Atwood is a writer and professor with more than forty-five books published. She lives in New Jersey, where she wrangles cats, dreams up scary stories, and thinks of ways to keep kids on the edge of their seats.
About Illustrator: Amerigo Pinelli is an artist from Naples, Italy. He also teaches at the local comics school and runs art workshops for kids. It’s a great way to never get bored. Although life with his wife, Giulia, and his three daughters, Chiara, Teresa, and Irene, is already plenty exciting.