A Night Game

The Game Books

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
198 Pages
Reviewed on 07/03/2023
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Author Biography

Meet Allie Compeau, an award-winning author with a passion for creating children's books that inspire and delight. As a mother of three and an Air Force veteran, Allie brings a unique perspective and a wealth of life experience to her writing. With a background in the military, Allie understands the importance of discipline and hard work, values that are reflected in her writing.

Allie Compeau has been writing since the third grade and has always been drawn to the magic of storytelling. As a wife, Allie also understands the importance of family and the powerful bond that is formed through shared experiences and imagination. Her books often reflect these themes and help families to connect and explore the world around them.

With a deep understanding of children and the power of storytelling, Allie creates books that are not only entertaining but also educational. Her books help children to develop a love for learning and imagination.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

A Night Game is a fantasy novel for children and preteens written by Allie Compeau. Hugh and Owen figured that it had to be their little sister, Immy, who had left a messy pile of toys and blocks in their middle of their bedroom. The twins, of course, were unable to convince their mom that they hadn’t left the mess; she was already in a bad mood from having stepped on a sharp-edged block. She did call Imogen into their room and ask her about it, but naturally Imogen denied it. Their mom resolved any remaining sibling arguments by putting them all to work cleaning up the mess. Hugh wondered if they could maybe figure out a trap to catch the culprit next time. After they had finished, Hugh and Owen tried to get to sleep, but they were both still bothered about the injustice of having to pick up after their little sister. Just as they were about to drop off, Laslow, the family’s border collie, growled. Laslow never growled, and he seemed stiff and focused on what was going on outside the boys’ bedroom door. Then the twins heard a loud banging noise...and another. They knew they would have to investigate.

Allie Compeau’s fantasy novel for children and preteens, A Night Game, is a marvelous kid-sized urban fantasy about a strange little man who is determined to help Owen and Hugh rescue their baby sister -- whether they want to or not. A Night Game is filled with spooky monsters, evil witches and even plants that have developed some very unpleasant ways to keep people from picking their blossoms. Compeau’s characters, especially the twins and Erebus, are finely drawn and credible, and the dynamic among the three of them builds up the tension and sense of foreboding quite well. Compeau’s plot has everything a scary adventure needs, and her writing works perfectly to keep the mood going. This creepy book works no matter what age you are; it only takes a bit of imagination and an enjoyment of scary stories. A Night Game is most highly recommended.