Release Date: August 2, 2016Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Read from: August 23, 2016Stand-aloneSource: PublisherFor fans of: Horror, Parody, LOL, YA
Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.
With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that's taking hold of their town before it’s too late? Fans of Gina Damico’s creepy Croak trilogy and the acclaimed Hellhole will be wowed by Wax!
I heard about this and it became one of my most anticipated reads of 2016. I LOVE horror and I wanted so bad to read this and be scared out of my wits. But then I finally got around to it and yeah....... Not like I was expecting.
In a town where a homemade fudge and scented candles reign supreme, Poppy finds something that's not as nice as everyone is making it seem. She finds a room in the back of it that holds many different wax figures. They all seem so life-like. When one comes to her home, things start to get really freaky. She finds out things she wishes she didn't know about the museum and that the reputation of it isn't as squeaky clean as they've heard it is.
The main reason I didn't want to finish this was because it wasn't what I expected. I've never read anything by Damico, so I was thinking it was just something that would be creepy and cool because of Wax people. Butttt the entire time I read it, I did not think it was creepy at all. It was more funny. And then it turned into a parody. And that just wasn't what I wanted it to be.It had a bad ass synopsis that would've scared the crap outta me. So someone write a serious version of this pleaseeeeee
This DNF didn't work for me because of the writing style, but that doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. I saw someone else rate this 5 stars! So if this writing style is for you and you enjoy parodies, please read this one and tell me if I should go through with the end!
DNF @ page 75