Mini Book Review | Tick Tock Terror by Melanie Jackson

Book Review | Tick Tock Terror by Melanie Jackson

Tick Tock Terror by Melanie Jackson

YA

Orca Book Publishers | January 29, 2019

3/5

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Conor loves to climb. So when the crusty old manager of a thrill ride based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” challenges Conor to scale the ride in the dark of night and hide a package at the top, he foolishly accepts. But it isn’t long before he realizes that he is now involved in something far more dangerous. What is in the package, and what does it have to do with Edgar Allan Poe? And why is the town bully so terrified of the old man? The more Conor learns, the deeper in trouble he gets.

 

Once Conor realizes he’s gotten himself into something that is probably illegal he starts getting paranoid and tries to fix things before he no choice but to do the deed. I liked the idea of this story, although I do wish it had been longer so that more information and more could have been incorporated. With it being so short, things kind of felt like they were a little rushed. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story. I only gave it three stars because of the reasons I said before.  I liked all of the characters. I also like the idea of an Edgar Allen Poe themed amusement park. It makes you wonder if the author has a fascination with Edgar Allen Poe and his work. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick and enjoyable read.

 

Thank you, NetGalley and Orca Book Publishers for an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.

 

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