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Prosper Redding: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: Book 1

Alexandra Bracken

4 Reviews

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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Tee, Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon. Can 13-year-old Prosper escape his family's history, and right a whole lot of wrongs? A darkly comic tale with thrilling twists and turns that will keep every reader guessing. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant.

Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon.

A darkly comic tale with thrilling twists and turns that will keep every reader guessing. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant. Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his remarkable family. So, when he discovers that an 800-year-old demon called Alastor is responsible for their luck - and that this demon is currently living inside him - he's more than a little surprised.

Alastor isn't keen to be banished back to the demon realm and will do anything to try and trick his unwilling host into a contract - from nasty insults to wild promises. And even more unnerving, his power over Prosper seems to be growing with each passing night.

Prosper has only days to break the curse - a feat that seems impossible. But with the help of a feisty witch-in-training, maybe he can do it?

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Praise for Prosper Redding: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: Book 1

  • Darkly delicious... Bracken's cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • An infectious, entertaining series starter... thrilling plot twists will keep even the most savvy readers guessing. Clever, occasionally frightening, and always fun, this will hook plenty - Booklist, Starred Review

  • Bracken delivers a funny, thrilling, and unexpected tale - Robert Beatty, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Serafina series

  • Imaginative, exhilarating and outstandingly funny, Alexandra Bracken's newest work is devious and delightful - Shelf Awareness

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Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Minds series, which is available throughout the world in over fifteen languages. After selling her debut novel in college, Alex worked in children's publishing for several years before leaving to write full time. She now lives in Arizona, where she was born and raised. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @alexbracken