Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sentence Sneak Peek - Hocus Pocus Hotel

Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl

The first sentence from each chapter of Hocus Pocus Hotel, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
* Provided by the publisher for review

 “Charlie Hitchcock needed a big, angry dog.”

“Charlie was shocked.”


“That’s impossible,” said Charlie.”

“As Ty led him toward a dim hallway on the fourteenth floor, Charlie turned to wave at Brack.”

“The two boys darted out the door.”

“Miss Drake screamed again.”

“Mrs. Yu was upset when Ty and Charlie walked into the Yu family home, a small apart-ment tucked away behind the lobby.”

“Tyler and Charlie ran down a hall behind the Yus’ apartment.”

“Tyler and Charlie knocked on Dotty Drake’s apartment door.”

Mr. Madagascar walked up to Ty and Charlie.”

“The next morning proved Mr. Madagascar and Miss Drake right.”

“A few more days later, Charlie and Ty stood once more in the vast, shadowy lobby of the Abacadabra Hotel.”

“The boys were stunned.”

“A name was being called out over and over.”

“When they reached the first-floor lobby, Tyler led Charlie past the front desk and down a broad flight of steps.”

“Tyler jumped as the hand grabbed at him.”

“I don’t hear the voice,” said Tyler.”

“On the way downstairs in the elevator—this time, it was Brack’s—Charlie made a quick list on his notepad of the clues and questions they had.”


“Wait a second,” Tyler said.”

“Charlie stepped briskly into the elevator.”

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