Book Review: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Author: Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: July 7 2015
Review Source: Hyperion

In San Bernardino, California, children are going missing.

The townspeople don't believe the rumours of trolls, but fifteen-year-old Jim Jnr knows that they're a very real threat. At night, is anyone safe?

TROLLHUNTERS is a funny, gruesome and undeniably del Toro-esque adventure perfect for teen readers and fans of Pan's Labyrinth.

Trolls are real, and they are hungry. In San Bernardino children are going missing, and no one is sure why. Until Jim's brother goes missing and he sees something that scares him into an over cautious living for the rest of his life.

I am an avid film go-er. I am a cinephile. Guillermo is one of my favorite directors. He directs a film, I'll be there opening day. And I am usually never disappointed. So I figured it'd be the same thing with this book. But that did not happen...I was disappointed. It had the essence of a story that could have been great, but it really didn't grab me. I wasn't ever really hooked on the story, I was just reading along because I had already invested so much time reading this story that I felt like I had to continue.

I feel like there might be others who argue with me, and I appreciate that. I can see how this book could be interesting for others. The story was interesting, it's fantasy based, it has the makings of something that could be addicting to read. But for me, it was short of that.

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