Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cohen, Marina. The Inn Between.

Cohen, Marina.  The Inn Between.  Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press  2016   198p  $16.99  ISBN 978-1-62672-202-6      ms      Horror  VG-BN    

Cohen has written a creepy, atmospheric novel about 11-year-old Quinn. Quinn has been going through a rough patch. She was caught cheating in school and her little sister Emma vanished when walking home after school and was never found. Quinn is devastated to discover that her best friend Kara and her family are moving away.  Kara’s family invites Quinn on a family trip to soften the blow, only to disappear without a trace, stranding the two girls in a strange hotel populated by even stranger people. 

The publisher describes this volume as “The Shining meets Hotel California" in this supremely creepy middle-grade novel.”  Certainly the engaging characters and vivid, emotionally laden prose are gripping. The fast-paced story will have readers turning pages as fast as they can to find out what happens next! 

Summary: On a family vacation with her friend Kara, Quinn and her buddy find themselves stranded in a strange hotel as they attempt to discover the whereabouts of Kara’s family, who have mysteriously disappeared. 

Mystery-Fiction                                       --Hilary Welliver

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