Abby and Holly Series, Book 3

Secrets of the Trunk

Young Adult - Paranormal
222 Pages
Reviewed on 11/26/2020
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Author Biography

Janice Spina is an author of 31 books ranging from young children's to novels for 18+. She has been writing since she was a young child in the form of poems and greeting cards.

She loves creating mysteries, children's stories in rhyme with life lessons and thrillers. Her husband is her illustrator and cover creator. Together they will continue to publish books for all ages to enjoy.

Her goal is to encourage children of all ages to read daily to increase their vocabulary, spark their creativity, help them to become lovers of reading, and make them healthier in mind and body.

Her motto is Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Abbey and Holly Series: Secrets of the Trunk, Book 3 is a young adult paranormal mystery by Janice Spina. Abbey and her cousin Holly were sorting through old books in the library of the house they had recently moved into. They met a dust sprite and found old diaries with references to a trunk and its unknown content. Felicity and Minerva, their ghost friends who occupied the house, were wary of the sprite and her intentions and warned the cousins to be careful. Holly and Abbey attempted to open the trunk but were unsuccessful. They were surprised when it unlocked itself, but they rummaged through the items and found a box with writing on it. While prying it open, they found themselves inside the trunk, which suddenly glowed before shutting them inside.

Would you live in a house haunted by a friendly ghost? Abbey and Holly don't seem to mind and Felicity is very protective of them. The girls are very well-mannered, but possess curious natures, while their mothers have cool, caring personalities. This is exactly what Janice Spina wanted to convey through her writing; that family, friendship, respect, and good manners are very important. The characters displayed these traits throughout this intriguing mystery with engaging dialogue. I was disappointed that I could not learn everything about the mystery as the ending left me in suspense, but I did enjoy reading The Secrets of the Trunk, Book 3 in the Abbey and Holly Series. John Spina’s illustrations and book cover are nice too.