About Billy Lovecraft Saves the World
The last thing Billy Lovecraft’s parents sent him before the crash was a photo of something on the wing of their plane.
Now he’s stuck with a horrible and heart-breaking mystery: What was that awful creature, and why were his parents targeted?
It’s up to Billy to gather a team of like-minded kids and lead them through a dark new reality where the monsters are real, not everyone is who they seem to be, and an ancient alien wants to devour the world.
Reviews for Billy Lovecraft Saves the World
I enjoyed Billy Lovecraft Saves the World and expect mostkids and a good number of adults will too.Billy is, of course, still traumatized by his parents death,as much because he doesn’t understand the message they sent him before theirdeaths and what he’s supposed to do about it, as to the fact that he now livesalone. Alone in a rather scary, museum-type fortress of a house dedicated to studyingdangers they’ve never explained to him.Billy is a bit reactionary at this time in his life and endsup on the wrong side of his principle. But that was probably going to happenanyhow. Luckily [...]
I was given the opportunity to read this book as part of the Blog Tour, and I had a strong suspicion that it would be a fun read. I was delighted to find that I wasn't wrong.Billy Lovecraft is a 12 year old boy with an awful secret and a dangerous legacy left behind by his parents after their untimely demise. Armed with a warning and a gruesome, frightening photo of what possibly killed his parents (a nod to the Twilight Zone?), Billy approaches a group of his fellow students with a proposition and a hope. Let's form the Cthulhu [...]
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this. It was as if the great H. P. Lovecraft had returned to life, formed a partnership with John Bellairs, and then brought in Stephen Coonts as a collaborator, for technical knowledge. It's that good. Recently orphaned Billy lives alone in an ultra-secure Victorian, but he can't solve the mystery of his parents demise, nor battle Otherworldly incursions, alone. So, taking a clue from the RPG his parents created, Billy recruits five knowledgeable nerdy schoolmates and forms the real-life Cthulhu Detective Squad.I reviewed a digital ARC generously provided by the publisher, Curiosity Quills Press, for the [...]
Everyone reading this will wish they grew up in the home that Billy did.Aimed at the young adult market, I’m not sure that there are all that many kids who would even know who H.P. Lovecraft is. None the less, they will eat this novel up because it has all the elements they regularly encounter in their online dungeon and dragon games. Oldsters such as myself can appreciate the story itself, as well as the honor that the author has given to one of the early masters of horror fiction.One tiny quibble — or piece of advice, if you will [...]