"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

25 December 2015

The Inn Between

Cohen, Marina. The Inn Between. Roaring Brook, 2015.

Quinn is taking one last trip with her best friend Kara. She is traveling with Kara's family as they move to California. Quinn is glad to get away from her parents and the memories of her sister Emma, who has been missing now for a long time. The group stops at a hotel to stay overnight, but Quinn and Kara wake up to discover they're the only ones left at the hotel. What's going on, and how can they be reunited with their family?

Goodreads describes this book as "supremely creepy." I disagree. It's mostly mysterious and mildly creepy. It would be an easy book to give to a tween who enjoys mysteries or who likes stories that are spooky but not completely scary.

Recommended for: middle grade
Red Flags: The people at the Inn Between are waiting to see if they live or die, which might be bothersome to some readers.
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

Read-Alikes: Greenglass House, The Night Gardener, The Graveyard Book

I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of review.

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