Thirteen-year-old Molly doesn't know how she got the short end of the stick — being raised by her neglectful father — while Dustin, the older brother she's never met, got their mother and the keys to the family estate. But now the siblings are both orphaned, she's come home for her inheritance, and if Dustin won't welcome her into the family business, then she'll happily take her half in cash.
There's just one problem: the family business is a mortuary for monsters, and Molly's not sure she's ready to deal with mysterious doors, talking wolves, a rogue devourer of magic, and a secret cemetery. It's going to take all of Dustin's stuffy supernatural knowledge and Molly's most heroic cosplay (plus a little help from non-human friends) for the siblings to figure it out and save the day... if only they can get along for five minutes. Miss Peregrine meets The Graveyard Book in this middle grade adventure that's equal parts spooky, funny, and heartfelt.
"Playing to strengths demonstrated in his many comics and tales for older audiences, not only is Wendig a dab hand at concocting extremely creepy critters, but here he also pulls together a secondary cast of quarrelsome but supportive allies for the beleaguered teens, featuring a (generally) low-key vampire, a mercurial fox spirit ('Cat software loaded onto dog hardware,' as one observer puts it), and other slyly tweaked supernatural grown-ups.... Nothing like shared brushes with horrible, agonizing death to draw seemingly incompatible characters together, right?" — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Oct 19, 2021|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|