by Matthew Stott
Publisher: Fenric Books
Reading level: MG
Book type: prose novel
Things live between awake and asleep. In the moment after your eyes grow too heavy to stay open, but before the dreams take you...
Molly lives with her Mother in a large, creaking house that she wishes were haunted. There may be no ghosts, but what about monsters? Monsters with an unending appetite that like to steal people away in the black of night.
When, one morning, Molly wakes to find her own Mother missing, she discovers she has a potentially fatal task ahead of her. With only her dead Gran and a retired adventurer by her side, Molly must travel to a dangerous and untrustworthy land somewhere between awake and asleep, before her Mother finds herself planted in a most monstrous garden.
(synopsis from Goodreads)
I got completely fed up with this one. Took a break, came back... got even more fed up.
Tips for authors:
1. Learn how to punctuate before you publish a book.
2. Kids are not stupid. Don't write down to them.
3. If you haven't captured my attention by 10%, you've lost me. You've also probably lost your target audience.
DNF at 10%