“Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers—evil, spiderlike beings—came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him.”
I’ve started reading this book, and I can assure you, so far, it is super cute while a bit terrifying at the same time. For fans of wonder, magic, and the like, I’d definitely check it out. It reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline” – spooky house where the main character finds a secret passageway to another version of her own home and her own parents, who are a bit too nice… You can find “The Spindlers” at your local library or bookstore by Lauren Oliver.