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Dec 15 2015

Maze of doom; The haunting of spook house by George Ivanoff

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You Choose Flip Me series. Random House, 2015. ISBN: 9780857983862
(Age: 8-10) Recommended. George Ivanoff's You Choose Flip me Books won a children's' choice YABBA Award in 2015. These chose your own adventure style novels are fast-paced adventures set in a creepy funfair and a haunted Spook House. Every choice you make determines your fate; each decision is fraught with danger and tinged with excitement. How long can you stay alive? is it possible to survive the horrors that await you! Do you rush ahead at your own peril or carefully consider each option, with a cause and effect, a brave, bold move or a more careful one?
The Maze of Doom is filled with shadowy corridors, a creepy gatekeeper Soldeed and a teenage girl desperately looking for her lost boyfriend. Along the way, there's an antique fortune telling machine, are Madam Zoltar's chants worth listening to? Fiery dragons, a treacherous drawbridge, a dense hedge maze, there are so many dangers and obstacles to overcome.
The Haunting of Spook House explores the creepy neighbourhood house built by an archaeologist in the 1800s, who's wife came home to find him turned into a mummy. Once again, every decision made is surrounded by danger; there are spiders, a ghost hunter, time travel and friends playing tricks. If you come to a disastrous end, there's always a chance to start again.
Exciting fun and recommended for readers from 8-10.
Rhyllis Bignell

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