The Paradise Trap
By Catherine Jinks
(EgmontUSA, Hardcover, 9781606842737, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
A boy . . . a witch . . . and a totally sinister paradise: that’s what Marcus gets when his mom rents a scuzzy trailer and parks it near a dirty, noisy beach. Some vacation! Marcus would rather play video games anyway, but when he discovers a staircase underneath the trailer, it looks as if he may be in for some kind of multilevel, multiplayer experience controlled by a complete nightmare of a witch. It’s just like a game—except it’s all too real.
The author of Evil Genius spins a brilliantly compelling yarn of a journey into a dark and twisted land—because once you enter the Paradise Trap, there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever leave!
Catherine Jinks is the author of over 30 books for adults and children, including Evil Genius, Genius Squad, and The Reformed Vampire Support Group. She is a three-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. She lives with her husband and daughter in New South Wales. You can visit her on the web at www.catherinejinks.com.
Praise for Catherine Jinks:
"A breathless escapade."—Kirkus Reviews
"Jinks (the Evil Genius series) combines a plot filled with surreal twists and turns with a dash of Greek mythology in a novel that hits the mark on both the humor and horror fronts."—Publishers Weekly
"Jinks deftly mixes mild horror with humor to give younger readers a few shivers and make older readers chuckle. Each dream/nightmare world sheds dramatic, sometimes touching, insight into the character whose hopes and fears create it, and the nonstop action will make for exciting read-alouds and book talks. Completely absorbing and totally fun."—School Library Journal