4 Stars for The Hookman Legacy by Hayley Bernard #Horror #YA


Black Ash Swamp has given birth to a new or perhaps very ancient legacy; a curse that has befallen upon a small town in Connecticut: The Hookman of Black Ash Swamp. A curse dating back to the ancient Indians and early pioneer explorers… The Hookman is a mythical swamp creature with a very unique power. When he hooks people, they don’t just simply die. Anyone who encounters The Hookman vanishes completely, so no trace of their life is left. Anything they’ve ever owned, anything they’ve ever written, anything they’ve ever done, disappears and no one knows they’ve ever existed. Not even their own parents… Zachary Hartman is a popular boy in the sixth grade. Even though he is a year older than Lynn, they become fast friends when he rescues her from being eaten by a huge snapping turtle. Yet Lynn is unable to save him when The Hookman emerges from the water and scratches Zachary’s arm. The wound is far more serious than it appears. Zachary keeps vanishing from sight against his will. He and Lynn are in a race against time to confront The Hookman and kill him before Zachary is gone and forgotten completely… Debut novella 162pgs, 30,000 words 3X published SNM Mag Author

My Review

This was a very spooky story…

Lynn who is in fifth grade was visited by two ghosts who warn her about the Hookman. She meets Zach who is a sixth grader at her school and both team up to stop the Hookman before something bad happens to one of  them.  This is a short story so I will not go to much into it because I do not want to give away any spoilers.

I thought the author did such a amazing job with this story! I do not usually read Young Adult books but The Hookman’s Legacy grabbed me from the start and I could not put it down. You will get suspense with this book and you will also get the creature that goes bump in the night.

Although I thought this story was spooky it was not too scary and should be okay for young adults to read. I would recommend this book to those who like a spooky tale about a creature who has a hook and once he grabs you….

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a honest review!

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