Read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1) Online Free - "I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."
Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type.
The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.
Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?
|Title||:||The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
October 05, 2017
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was so unexpectedly beautiful. This is the best middle grade I’ve read since Harry Potter. Plus, this is beyond perfect for the Autumn and Halloween season. The prose is so lyrical, the characters are so heartw...
November 03, 2017
4 Stars! I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun, lighthearted and also SUPER SPOOPY Halloween/autumnal read!
I’m not the most qualified middle grade reader as I’ve read more middle grade books this month than I have in the last two years, but I do think it is a bit more mature than other’s that...
May 11, 2017
SO excited to share this book with you! Though it's meant for younger readers, I think (and hope!) my YA buds will still get a kick out of it. You can read the first chapter here, if you'd like! http://ew.com/books/2017/05/09/alexan...
October 21, 2017
This book had just the right amount of creepy and cute to be absolutely perfect! It was funny at the right times and serious at others, and I'm so ready for the next book already I CANT WAIT
July 18, 2017
I think it’s good that I chose this book to be my introduction to Alexandra Bracken. I’ve heard such spectacular things about her YA series THE DARKEST MINDS that I would have ended up being extremely disappointed with this book if I had read that one before.
Possibly. There’s also the chance tha...
October 18, 2017
This will be such a fitting fall read! And I know it's middle grade, but it should totally appeal to any age. The setting felt like the Halloween version of Stars Hollow! There are lots of potentially creepy elements, but the tone is lighthearted enough that it's just fun.
I really liked how the...
October 21, 2017
“A soft heart only makes it easier for a knife to slip in.”
Once again, this book was not bad at all but my choice of it was bad.
Alexandra wrote in her review of this:
“Though it's meant for younger readers, I think (and hope!) my YA buds will still get a kick out of it.”
Obviously, I was not the ta...
June 17, 2017
Major HalloweenTown vibes from this. It's also not often that I like the first act of a book the most but it happened here. I think it's because it was surprisingly dark for a middle grad book. Alex Bracken always delivers!
October 22, 2017
Full rant to follow.
September 10, 2017
This book was AMAZING! Dark and mysterious and that plot twist!!! I didn't even see it coming! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and being in this new world! I can't wait to see what happens next!!