Flickers by Arthur SladeFlickers by Arthur Slade

Flickers

byArthur Slade

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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It begins with a scream…

Far from the isolated prairie ranch where they were born, orphaned twins Isabelle and Beatrice Thorn are living a glamorous 1920s Hollywood life as wards of Mr. Cecil, a mysterious and influential director. Isabelle is a silent film starlet, destined for greatness in the very first talking picture—a horror flick that will showcase her famous scream, often seen but never before heard by audiences. Meanwhile, Beatrice spends her days hidden away on the Cecil estate with her books and her insect collection, scarves covering her birthmarks and baldness. But Beatrice’s curiosity about Mr. Cecil, the death of her parents, the appearance of scorpion hornets—creatures that should not exist on this earth—and the unsettling fates of two people who visited his estate is getting the better of her, and she’s starting to realize the director has truly dark designs for this movie.

Title:FlickersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443416665

ISBN - 13:9781443416665

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved this book!! This was a cute YA story. You had intrigue, suspense, horror, murder, history. It was fun and fast paced. Not to scary for the younger kids. I am going to keep this one to read again.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Interesting Story line I read this book for school and the story line was VERY odd. I would not recommend this book to children 10 and under. Beatrice and Isabelle twins whose Mother and Father died now lives with a movie producer. Isabelle a gorgeous girl and Beatrice an "Ugly" sister seems to not belong in this world. Mr.Cecil the twins gardian has a secret. Beatrice tries to uncover it with her only friend Raul. Beatrice discover many unexpected answers along the way.
Date published: 2017-04-02

Editorial Reviews

“A Gaiman-esque glimpse into parallel worlds with terrifying caricatures of humanity, Flickers showcases Slade’s uncanny ability to plunge readers into the richly imagined backdrop of another era.”