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Locke & Key (2008), Volume 2
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Locke & Key (2008), Volume 2
Head Games
by Joe Hill

New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind - the head games are just getting started!

New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind - the head games are just getting started!

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    December 10, 2009
    The second volume of the horror/fantasy series by Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) continues the eerie, intriguing story established in the first volume, Welcome to Lovecraft. After the death of their father, the Locke children, along with their mother, move back to the traditional family home, Keyhouse, in Massachusetts. After a vengeful spirit is released from the Keyhouse well, the lives of the Locke family only get stranger. The youngest child, Bode, discovers a key that allows one to open literally the head and insert, as well as remove, memories, emotion, and knowledge at their will. The terrible repercussions of this power become apparent as Hill's deliciously slow-spun tale unfolds, aided by Rodriguez's rich, effortlessly flowing artwork. Verdict With weighty themes and scenes of violence, this is most appropriate for adults. However, it is necessary to read Welcome to Lovecraft first, or else readers will find themselves lost.-M. Brandon Robbins, Wayne Cty. P.L., Goldsboro, NC

    Copyright 2009 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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