Review: The Beast of Black Pond

The Beast of Black Pond

The Beast of Black Pond
by Nancy Gray
Genre: Horror
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: 15 October 2018

“Mrs. Snider,” Duane asked. “Do you know anything about Black Pond?”
“There isn’t some monster drowning children. It’s a dangerous, polluted pond,” she said.

But there is a monster that lurks silently in the water, watching and waiting; hungry for its next meal. Duane has seen THE BEAST OF BLACK POND, and the beast has his scent. The beast hunts him from the pond, to the lake by the dam, even to his own swimming pool. Duane will need all his wits, and the help of his friends if he wants to avoid being pulled under to a watery grave.

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Nancy Gray

About the Author:
Nancy Gray has published a number of works including her young adult fantasy series Blood Rain. Her short story “Chosen” appeared in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Author Quest: a Penguin Special from Grosset & Dunlap. Her work also appears in various anthologies.
Nancy Gray has been writing for over ten years. Gray lives in South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys books, video games, anime, manga, and horror.

Other Works by Nancy Gray:
Blood Rain
Blood Moon
Blood God
Spine Chillers: The Scarecrow
Spine Chillers: Big Bad Wolf
Spine Chillers: The Beast of Black Pond
Spine Chillers: Empty Eyes
Spine Chillers: The Firefly

You can find and contact Nancy Gray here:

My Review


I love these types of books for kids, I grew up on Goosebumps so it’s great seeing other books along the same line. The characters spoke and acted just the way kids there age do, so they will be relatable to kids that are reading this.

The pacing and action are perfect for the age range of the book, as a kid I most likely would have sped through this series. It has the right amount of scary points and of course the adults won’t help, so the kids are on their own.

I definitely recommend that parents get this book for their kids, if they want their kids to be readers.

Keep an eye out for other Spine Chillers reviews!

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