"With killer dialogue and thrills galore, Dread Wood is just dead good"
September 2023 Book of the Month
Angelo and his friends from Dread Wood High have now had three run-ins with the Latchitts, a pair of crazed evil-genius scientists with an obsession for genetic engineering and, now, a thirst for revenge. They’ve seen off giant spiders, brain-biting parasitic worms, and even vampire birds, so a boat trip from France to Corsica as part of a school trip studying Mediterranean sealife should be a walk in the park, right?
Wrong! The Latchitts may be in prison but their tentacles (hint, hint) stretch far and wide… The research vessel is a horribly claustrophobic, especially when it starts to sink, and the thrills, scares and jump-out-of-your-skin moments roll in like waves crashing on the shore.
As ever, the horror is combined brilliantly with razor-sharp teen dialogue and it turns out you can laugh and gasp at the same time. This is a cracking new adventure in a series that has set the standard for comedy-horror.