Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review
"I was given this book in exchange for a honest review. 5 cups of tea I enjoyed it so much I bought a kindle copy. I will be posting a video review for this.The Skull Collector by Paris Singer follows a little girl who is sold to a doll maker when her parents go missing. The doll maker promises to re unite the little girl with her family if she does as he says. The little girl begins working for the doll maker her tasks include cooking, cleaning, gardening and collect skulls from graveyards. Making friends with a crow little girl travels each night to graveyards to collect skulls and keep the doll maker happy. Fending for herself against angry villagers and policemen strange creatures and a violinist and his crows.
The Skull Collector by Paris Singer had me sat at the edge of my seat. I loved the story and the descriptions. One this I found hard to get used to at first was the little girl being referred to as The Little Girl so much but after awhile I did not even notice. The writing style was interesting and I found the details amazing. There was a part where the little girl was being attacked by crows and I really felt like I was there. I was able to fly through this book as it was so much fun and a great read that was impossible to put down.The cover is stunning and very eye catching. I find myself just staring at the cover. I will have to keep a eye out for more of Paris Singers work which I am sure will be just as enjoyable as this. Be ready to be sucked into a world you do not want to leave and characters you can not help but love and who you will want to see happy."
"Be prepared to enter the world of The Skull Collector by Paris Singer, because once you step in, the darkness will be complete.Her life was filled with color and love, until her parents disappeared and she was an orphan, sold to the Doll Maker. He promised he would return her parents if she did his bidding and this is her dark and horrific story. So began her treacherous journeys in the dark to steal skulls from cemeteries so the Doll Maker could make his dolls. Her young life has become a nightmare as she steals from town to town in search of her ghoulish treasures and endures the erratic behavior of this twisted monster. Her only way to deal is to believe she will be reunited with her parents.In constant danger, she steels herself against those who would take her skulls and face the punishment of the Doll Maker. How will this end? Will the Doll Maker make good on his promise?Brilliant, dark, sinister and foreboding, this tale is told through dark scenes, brittle dialogue and the desperate actions of a child alone."
About the Author
Paris Singer was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has lived in the U.K. and in various places in Spain, where he currently resides. At university, he studied English law and Spanish law. He didn't like it. He then studied translation and didn't like it, either. Currently, he is an English teacher in the south of Spain. He has far too many interests, he's told. A few are basketball, tennis, swimming, playing his old guitar, learning Japanese, painting, reading, cooking...(See? Too many). Not a day goes by, however, where he doesn't write something, be it under a palm tree or on a bench at a bus stop somewhere.