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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Gloom Town
  • Ronald L. Smith
  • en
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9781328841612

10 thoughts on “Gloom Town

  1. says:

    This was such an amazingly creepy read Full of seafaring mythology magicloved the friendship bn these 2 characters so much

  2. says:

    eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley All opinions are my ownI liked the premise for this one and the cover is a bit spooky and cool at the same time There are things that I enjoyed and then there were other parts that were a bit confusingLet’s start with the good I liked the friendship between Rory and IsabellaIzzy She is always there for him and will help in any way she can even if that means freeing the town from evil Rory is a

  3. says:

    I'm of two minds about this bookOn the one hand I like the characters and setting I want to read adventures with them I want to see w

  4. says:

    I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very fast read that I think I would have enjoyed a lot when I was younger It's got an interesting magical mystery two strong characters and some fun plot points The writing and plot were pretty simplistic but still conveyed a good story This isn't among my favorites of the children's books I read as an adult category but I did enjoy the book

  5. says:

    Rory is a 12 year old who is struggling to help his single mother provide for their humble living in a very Dick

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    In a town called Gloom almost everything and everyone is washed out and dark For Rory this is the only life he's known But when he gets a new job for a dangerous and secretive employer he starts to wonder if life in Gloom was supposed to be that way With the help of his best friend Izzy Rory sets out to unravel the web of

  7. says:

    As the new valet at Foxglove Manor Rory discovers that things are not what he'd hoped There are unusual guests a forbidden red door and a grumpy old butler who watches his every move Things really go south when Rory discovers a human heart buried in the garden He has kept everything hidden from his mother but not from his best fr

  8. says:

    There are many things which I enjoyed about Gloom Town The main characters are well fleshed out and the secondary characters like Rory’s mom’s friends are a colorful lot I like it when secondary characters are uirky and not just in a book for “fillers”Rory’s strength of character makes him one which I hope the children who read this book will want to emulate He knows he and his mom are in trouble financially His mother w

  9. says:

    35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion called Foxglove as a means to help out his mother who is financially struggling Rory thinks the job should be easy until he uncovers that their may be something sinister going on at the manor Rory f

  10. says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group for this digital copy in exchange for an honest reviewDescriptionA delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott KingJohn Steptoe New Talent Award winner imbued with magic and seafaring mythology Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Gree

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Ronald L. Smith À 3 summary

Gloom Town

Anyway Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange he’s not even human and he’s trying to steal the townspeople’s shadows Together Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover e. I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very fast read that I think I would have enjoyed a lot when I was younger It s got an interesting magical mystery two strong characters and some fun plot points The writing and plot were pretty simplistic but still conveyed a good story This isn t among my favorites of the children s books I read as an adult category but I did enjoy the book

download ä eBook or Kindle ePUB À Ronald L. Smith

When twelve year old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town he finds the owner Lord Foxglove odd and unpleasant But he and his mom need the money so he takes the job. I m of two minds about this bookOn the one hand I like the characters and setting I want to read adventures with them I want to see what their next steps are But the narrative has a very odd flowThere are multiples turns to the story It s not that the surprises are too much out of left field But when there s three narrative turns their placement will almost necessarily be awkward The climax and long epilogue make this feel like a prologue to an already existing story rather than a stand aloneMuch of the tensio The Numbers Game read adventures with them I want to see what their next steps are But the narrative has a very odd flowThere are multiples turns to the story It s not that the surprises are too much out of left field But when there s three narrative turns their placement will almost necessarily be awkward The climax and long epilogue make this feel like a prologue to an already existing story Tall man riding. rather than a stand aloneMuch of the tensio

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Xactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the world. 35 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC Gloom Town is the story of twelve year old Rory who decided to apply for a job at a spooky mansion called Foxglove as a means to help out his mother who is financially struggling Rory thinks the job should be easy until he uncovers that their may be something sinister going on at the manor Rory finds out that his new employer is a shadowy figure who likes to steal people s shadows he s not even human Rory and his new friend Izzy must stop the crazy cultists of Foxglov


About the Author: Ronald L. Smith

I grew up on Air Force bases and have lived in Japan Maine Alabama Michigan South Carolina Delaware Washington DC Illinois and a bunch of other places I don’t remember After reading Ray Bradbury’s R is for Rocket and Eleanor Cameron’s Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet I fell in love with booksI haven’t stopped reading sinceHOODOO is my debut middle grade novel My second novel TH.