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Reviewed by Siobhan Quinlan for Readers' Favorite
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 reunite 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 collecting skulls from graveyards. Making friends with a crow, the little girl travels each night to graveyards to collect skulls to keep the doll maker happy. She fends for herself against angry villagers and policemen, strange creatures, and a violinist and his crows.
The Skull Collector by Paris Singer had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the story and the descriptions. One thing I found hard to get used to at first was the little girl being referred to as The Little Girl so much, but after a while 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 Singer's 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 cannot help but love and whom you will want to see happy.