Doc Mortis by Barry Hutchison

Doc Mortis
by Barry Hutchison

Pages: 288
Release Date: August 4th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children'sBooks
Series: Invisible Fiends #4
Other books in series: Mr Mumbles, Raggy Maggy & The Crowmaster
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

The fourth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Kyle wakes up in hospital -- which is strange, because he doesn't remember being ill. And that's not all. He's also deliriously flitting in and out of the Darkest Corners, and in the shadow version of the hospital the surfaces aren't clean, and the sharp instruments aren't used for healing. It's Kyle's most terrifying experience yet, and it's about to get much, much worse. The doctor will see him now! The fourth installment of this darkly comic horror series.
My Thoughts
Even within a couple of pages of Doc Mortis I knew that I would like reading this book. And I did. I really enjoyed it. At first I didn't think it'll be my type of book as it's mainly aimed at children but boy was I wrong. Doc Mortis is without doubt for everyone and anyone over 9.

Doc Mortis continues where it's left off in the previous book in the series, The Crowmaster. Kyle, the protagonist, is not in a very pretty situation having had to deal with another Invisible Fiend, and a whole load of other problems. Things just keep getting worse though the book keeps getting better and better.

Doc Mortis takes you on one horrifying yet thrilling rollacoster. It's very creepy and the imagination in it is just amazing. I have to give it to Hutchison, he sure knows how to keep us readers on our toes. Everything about this book is just wow. And oh did I mention the cover is also very awesome. It totally goes with all the other books in the series. Very spooky indeed.

I really enjoyed reading this book! I can't wait to see what the other books have in store for us. I can't wait to read the next book either! I thoroughly recommend Doc Mortis (:


  1. I've never heard of this series before but it looks interesting, and since I always love creepy books, I may just give it a try sometime. Thanks for the review! :)

  2. Glad to hear it, Lauren. I hope you enjoy the books :)

    Cheers for the review, Mia!

  3. I havent heard of this series either. But i will check it out.

  4. New series for me too, but definitely worth checking into. Nothing I like better than a good horror story.

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  5. I haven't read any of these books but from the sounds of it it's a good read, a little bit for younger teens I'd think.

  6. You know whats great is the cover. I haven't read it and the cover has me won over.

  7. I know the perfect person to point to this series. Thanks for the look see.

  8. I have never heard of this book before. The cover really creeps me out though.

  9. This sounds really intriguing. I may not ordinarily read or find this kind of book, but now I'd like to give it a try. The cover does look really creepy, which is one more reason why I'd like to read this book, to see if it's as creepy as the cover.

  10. Ha, what a cute book! The cover is kind of creepy but I think the title, "Invisible Friends" is funny(:


  11. I haven't read the other books in this series but it sounds awesome...I love Horror stories for Young Adults and the fact that Darren Shan approves of it gives me the definite nod to read it. I Love darren shan so hopefully his reccomendations are just as good!

  12. I've never heard of this one...looks really intriguing.


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