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The Midnight Games by David Neil Lee (62)

When Nate sneaks into Ivor Wynne Stadium to check out the midnight games that are keeping his neighborhood up at night, he knew something wasn’t right, but he had no idea how strange—and deadly—things would be. He has stumbled upon one of the rituals of the Resurrection Church of the Ancients, and soon his days and nights are dogged by ancient books, giant centipedes, and geometric curses that bring death down upon you in the form of glowing hounds. In this thrilling young adult novel, set in gritty, postindustrial Hamilton, David Neil Lee blends the rich horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the pace of a modern mystery.


  • Age Range: 12+ 
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd (May 1, 2016)
  • ISBN: 9781894987967

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About the Author

David Neil Lee is a writer, double bassist, and the author of The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field and Commander Zero. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

REVIEW:
A unique story!
I love that it's based in my hometown, and oddly enough, in my neighborhood. Taking a trip through the neighborhood in this book is different though. We don't have any crazy happenings at the former Ivor Wynne Stadium, that I know of anyway, and I live right across the street from it so I should know.
I'd be scared out of my mind if the things in the book happened in my neighborhood. Geez.
Which brings me to the only downside I felt about this book. I felt it was geared for an older crowd, like 16+. Being a mom of two grown kids, I can say I wouldn't want my 12 year old reading a couple of the parts in here. 16 year old, yeah, ok. Realistically they experience more, but a 12 year old may still get nightmares.
Other than that, it was a unique tale that borders on sci-fi and horror. A little graphic here and there but nothing too bad. 
I hope you all will read it. It's a fresh story from an author who lives locally. Gotta love that!


3/5


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  1. It does sound unique and maybe a bit dystopia/sci fi to boot!

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