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  • 17 June 2017
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Read ã The Sacrifice Box 100 Martin Stewart ☆ 0 Read & download Sep Arkle Mack Lamb and Hadley five friends thrown together one hot sultry summer When they discover an ancient stone box hidden in the forest they decide to each make a sacrifice something special to them committed to the box for ever And they make a pact they. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewOne summer 70 s evening five boys discover a box in the woods To cement their friendship the friends decide to make sacrifices to the box by giving up something meaningful to place inside with the threat that if one of them opens the box terrible things will happen1982 and the friends have drifted apart Until terrible wicked things start to happen Someone has broken the pact and opened the boxOn reading the blurb for this I immediately drew comparisons with IT The Goonies and Stand By Me which unfortunately does not help the novel There s nothing new here except a large portion of animal cruelty I believe the novel is aimed at young adults and children yet I found some of these violent scenes uite graphic in nature and uncomfortable to read about They didn t seem to fit with the target audience at allThe characters when comparing to these classic 80 s films and novels are also rather underdeveloped We never spent enough time with one character with the possible exception of Sep to really understand their nature and get to know them It s also hard to understand how any of these children were even friends There s no emotional connection between them at all except for their link to the box This is proven by the fact that they ve drifted apart by the time 1982 comes aroundThe plot also suffers as the author tries to pull the reader in several directions at once not allowing you to concentrate on one plot development at a time This makes the story convoluted and confusing at times as I was constantly trying to remember what everyone was doing at any given time There was too much going on at onceDisappointing

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The Sacrifice Box

Read ã The Sacrifice Box 100 Martin Stewart ☆ 0 Read & download Will never return to the box at night; they'll never visit it alone; and they'll never take back their offeringsFour years later the gang have drifted apart Then a series of strange and terrifying events take place and Sep and his friends understand that one o. 25 stars Lots of fun 80s vibes and a bit of creepy stuff but lacking in the characters Never come to the box aloneNever open it after darkNever take back your sacrifice Soooo I kind of forgot I hadn t reviewed this one yet Whoops Let s fix thatRiding the unstoppable train of nostalgia and creepy charm that is Stranger Things Martin Stewart s sopho novel The Sacrifice Box unfortunately fails to stand out from the crowd The pacing was alright it s an easy enough read But I m afraid that s one of the few things it has going for it And there was so much potential to explore the frailty of friendship blood sacrifice trust growing up But the story barely dipped a toe into that poolI think the two main factors keeping this from succeeding were the scare factor and the characters At times the scares feel too light almost on the bottom of the YA or the top of middle grade With a few tweaks I think this would have much success as a novel for the 8 to 12ish crowd I found the stuff with the crows decently spooky but I am terrified of birds So that s an easy win But I mean a possessed teddy bear yes seriously a possessed teddy bear is hard to make truly scary Scratch that it s impossible to make scaryAlso with how juvenile everything else seemed the gore factor seemed out of proportion There were uite a few mutilated animal corpses For a book that reads younger it went heavy on the bloodIt s also very jumpy The transitions between scenes were sometimes abrupt and confusing And the exposition could be about as subtle as James Bond s flirting gameThen there s the character stuff Sep the main protagonist is the only one given a hint of depth Everyone is just forgettable Some of the best known classics set in the 80s Stranger Things Stand by Me The Goonies have stood the test of time because the friendship between the young characters is powerfully woven Here the friendship doesn t get much beyond the words on the pageWhich of course it s impossible to build a convincing story of friendship between five friends when each individual character feels like nothing than a few basic character points checked off of a checklistOverall I can t say The Sacrifice Box is a good book I ve read worse much much worse but unfortunately this one fails to shine With inconsistent scares and barely developed characters all the great plot potential has nowhere to goAlso the whole evil teddy bear thing didn t help anything Thanks to Edelweiss and Viking Books for the DRC

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Read ã The Sacrifice Box 100 Martin Stewart ☆ 0 Read & download F them has broken the pactAs their sacrifices haunt them with increased violence and hunger they realise that they are not the first children to have found the box in their town's history And ultimately the box may want the greatest sacrifice of all one of them. The synopsis for this one sounded so dark and brilliant even as YA that I was really looking forward to it I read it fast it is an easy read in that sense but honestly it missed the mark for me on uite a few levelsThat is not to say that it is not entertaining It is in many ways but for me as a bang through kind of thing rather than feeling any depth or substance Having said that descriptively speaking this author has a certain something that has made me want to read his next book I think the problem here was lack of character levelsWith the exception of Sep I didn t really feel I got to know the gang with enough engagement to make me care what was happening His need to leave the island and the 80 s setting were probably the strongest parts of The Sacrifice Box for me the wider horror story just feeding into his personality enough to keep me readingThe premise is sound but the execution is a little wishy washy While I think the target market will probably love it this was not one of those young adult novels that spoke to me on a higher level Fast with a certain fun element but nothing stand out