This was the first book I've read by Darcy Coates and it was really good!
If you don't like very scary books, no worries, you won't have to sleep with the lights on or anything. It's just a little creepy and there's a few 'hold your breath' and 'make you jump' scenes but nothing over the top.
I'm kind of picky about ghost/ haunted house stories especially the endings but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It wrapped up nicely and didn't leave you hanging with a million questions which seems to be the case in a lot of the ghost stories I seem to read.
I personally want to read all of her books now including her upcoming release The Carrow Haunt which sounds like it's going to be awesome too! My poor TBR is never going to decrease.
Before you stay at Craven Manor though, you need to know the Rules:
No strangers are allowed onto the property.
Do not enter the tower.
Do not leave the groundskeeper's cottage between midnight and dawn.
Draw your curtains.
Keep the door locked. If you hear knocking, do not answer it.
This was over all a fun read, though at times felt a little slow.
In my opinion, it felt like it was missing a lot of details and actions. I could not get a clear picture of the surroundings or characters. However the descriptions of the bones and dinosaurs was handled really well.
I liked the main character. She was spunky, spoke up for herself and knew what she wanted to be and didn't let stuffy scientist guys stop her.
This is a fictional take on what if a little girl discovered some of the most known dinosaurs. The story was cute, there was segments that told the true facts of the dinosaurs she discovered, which I found really neat.
Any dino loving kid sound read this and hopefully it turns into a series of kids doing great things.
But, let's forget about age; anyone who enjoys middle grade may like this book. It is well written and if you like diary format, that is a plus. I also want to point out that I loved the artwork by Sarah Horne.
*Provided by Netgally*