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May 01, 2017



By: Gina Damico

The storyline for Wax is a hilariously sarcastic version of the horror movie House of Wax and the sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Poppy Palladino is a disgraced reality star who just wants to put that embarrassing national singing competition behind her.  She lives in Paraffin, Vermont, home of Grosholtz Candle Factory whose “odorous abomination” of scents descend upon the town like a fog.  She discovers that something sinister is going on at the Candle Factory starting with a very waxy boy named Dud who she finds hiding in her trunk.  In fact, some of the people in the town that she’s known all her life are looking a little waxy themselves.  Fans of funny horror or scary humor stories will love this book.  As will fans of authors Libba Bray and A.S. King.

Review By: Jackie Humphrey