Author: Darby Karchut
Genre: Middle Grade,
Publisher: Owl Hollow Press
Pub Date: October 2, 2018
Taken from Goodreads
”Ride hard, swing hard, and take out as many of those creepy critters as you can.” Twelve year old Matt Del Toro is the greenest greenhorn in his family’s centuries-old business: riding down and destroying wolf-like monsters, known as skinners. Now with these creatures multiplying, both in number and ferocity, Matt must saddle up and match his father’s skills at monster whacking. Odds of doing that? Yeah, about a trillion to one. Because Matt’s father is the legendary Javier Del Toro—hunter, scholar, and a true caballero: a gentleman of the horse. Luckily, Matt has twelve hundred pounds of backup in his best friend—El Cid, an Andalusian war stallion with the ability of human speech, more fighting savvy than a medieval knight, and a heart as big and steadfast as the Rocky Mountains. Serious horse power. Those skinners don’t stand a chance.
I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review. This was an adorably told children’s book from a brave, twelve-year-old boy named Matt. This story had adventure, scary monsters, talking war horses and a bit of Hispanic culture.
The monsters they were fighting were the equivalent of a zombie-like wolf attacking in packs with flies buzzing everywhere. While I was reading story I was never exactly sure if the characters were safe, which left me on my toes with the story and made me want to keep reading!
At one point while I reading a battle with the skinners a fly buzzed past me in my living room and it spooked me for just a split second. 🙄( That is why I can’t read horror, I get spooked THAT easily).
But overall I thought this was a wonderful middle grade book! I fell in love with Matt, his family and the talking war horses. Thank you so much NetGalley, Owl Hollow Press and the author, Darby Karchut! My opinions are my own. This book will be released October 2, 2018, go check it out!
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