The Stars Did Wander Darkling
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About the Author
Colin Meloy is the author of The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid and the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles as well as two picture books, The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger and Everyone's Awake. He is also the singer and songwriter for the indie rock band the Decemberists. Colin lives in Oregon with his wife and frequent collaborator, illustrator Carson Ellis, and their sons.
"Meloy expertly teases out the suspense to foster an atmosphere of otherworldly mystery...with authentic chills and splashes of gore. The friendship between the four main characters drives it all, much like in Stranger Things and Stand by Me, ensuring readers' hearts are engaged as much as their adrenaline." -- Booklist (starred review)
"In this aesthetically eerie novel... evoking 1980s adventures such as The Goonies, and referencing horror flicks of various eras via the town's resident sage--owner of a Betamax-only video store--Meloy constructs an oddly ambiguous menace within a nostalgic summertime adventure involving cinematic chase sequences, uncanny occurrences, and psychological unease." -- Publishers Weekly
"A fun, creepy, attention-grabbing story... with a classic feel."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Atmospheric." -- Wall Street Journal