"The novel thrives when depicting the bizarre and dangerous: cocoon-sleeping slug women; mummy butlers that are falling apart; vengeful corpse eaters; and even the heroes’ closest ally, a green-skinned tomboy."- Kirkus Reviews
"The beginning of a Harry Potter–esque series for those who prefer gross-out horror to magical whimsy." - Kirkus Reviews
The fantastic blog Fantasy Book Critic has published a glowing review of "Nightfall Gardens."
"A thoroughly creepy and well-nuanced plot that ends on a solid note, Nightfall Gardens is a great MG/YA fantasy debut. For those readers who loved R.L. Stine when they were kids, might find this book very much to their liking. This was a different read for me simply because I’m not usually a reader of this genre but Allen Houston’s storytelling style and imagination have won me over and now I can’t wait to read the sequel The Shadow Gardens."
Read the rest of the review here.