The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
Prosper’s family has a long history of being perfect. He’s the exception, from falling asleep in class to dealing with bullies. His family has a long kept secret: his ancestor broke a contract with a demon that has vowed to one day seek revenge. Prosper plays an important role as the demon Alastor is using his body to regain his power. When he catches a book on fire just by touching it and his grandmother pulls a knife on him, Prosper is whisked away to a haunted house in Salem where he must rely on his Uncle Barnabas and his cousin to save his life and get the chatty demon out of his head.
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is a must-read with charming humor, endearing characters, and twists that you won’t see coming. Alastor is an anomaly, being both a dangerous and disturbing demon and a layered character that gains sympathy. Paired with Prosper’s snark and good heart, the two have a tremendous banter and provide genuine laughs. Prosper doesn’t have the same perfect image as his family, but Alexandra Bracken digs deeper than this surface and shows the perfections of Prosper’s flaws. While his family do perfect things, they’re also greedy and bullies, and while Prosper can never seem to do anything right, he has a good heart.