1. Never leave your windows open after dark.
2. Don't bring any dolls into the house.
3. And never, ever go near the house in the woods behind their yard.
Soon though, Josie manages to make friends with the most popular girl in the sixth grade, Vanessa. When Vanessa eventually invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Josie doesn't question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house Grandma Jeannie had warned her about.
As Josie gets caught up in her illicit friendship with Vanessa, Annie is caught in the crossfire. What follows is a chilling tale of dark magic, friendship, and some verrrrrry creepy dolls.
The Collector is a spine tingling page Definitely not for the faint of heart or doll collectors. Part mystery, all horror.
Rundown house in the woods✔
Creepy dolls✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔times a billion
I loved this middle grade horror and definitely plan on snagging up more books by this author.
It's been five years since Josie squared off against the evil Beryl and her killer haunted dolls. She hasn't talked about it since, and likes to pretend it didn't happen. Too bad she didn't tell her younger sister, Anna. Because Anna is now the one being drawn in to the evil -- and the evil has some new tricks this time.
The Collected takes place five years after book 1, The Collector. Told from the younger sister Anna's POV, we once again find ourselves surrounded by creepy dolls in the woods while under attack from Beryl. I like that in this installment we find out more about Anna and the secrets buried in her mind.
While not as scary as the first book in the series, I still enjoyed the creepy mind of K.R. Alexander. The character Beryl is a spooktacular villain who reminds me of the witch from the movie Darkness Falls.
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