Small Spaces

Small Spaces

Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealin Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding gho...

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Title:Small Spaces
Author:Katherine Arden
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Small Spaces
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:218 pages pages

Small Spaces Reviews

  • Betsy
    Jul 08, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

  • Erin
    Jun 21, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 10, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

  • Bethany
    Aug 20, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

  • Julie
    Sep 19, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

  • Jocelyn
    Jul 22, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...

  • kath | novelandfolk
    Aug 14, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

  • Scarlett
    Apr 20, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...

    I swear to the gods above this better be published in the UK too otherwise I will become a small angry ball of agitation ;-; ...

    Actual: 3.5 / 5 This was my first Katherine Arden novel, and it did not disappoint! I love how unique this was and how much I related to Ollie and her love of reading (amongst other things). Reading this made me feel all nostalgic for whatever reason, too ? which was great. Fo...

    Let me start by saying that I LOVE The Bear & The Nightingale and The Girl in The Tower. But some of the vital ingredients of those books were missing in this one, if you ask me. I missed the thorough world-building, the likeable characters (sorry but I didn't feel much for any of ...

    This was good enough. It is completely my fault that I expected The Bear and the Nightingale, a writer doesn't have to follow the same genre or style to satisfy the readers, but still, I wish some complexity in world building matched the first book. There were some beautiful lines and ...

  • Amerie
    Oct 13, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

  • Krysti
    Sep 14, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

  • Amy
    Oct 04, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

  • Stephanie Gillespie
    Oct 11, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

  • Hollis
    Sep 23, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

  • Eryn
    Oct 20, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...

    I swear to the gods above this better be published in the UK too otherwise I will become a small angry ball of agitation ;-; ...

    Actual: 3.5 / 5 This was my first Katherine Arden novel, and it did not disappoint! I love how unique this was and how much I related to Ollie and her love of reading (amongst other things). Reading this made me feel all nostalgic for whatever reason, too ? which was great. Fo...

  • Laura
    Oct 01, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

  • Marlous (agnesnutter_witch)
    Oct 07, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...

    I swear to the gods above this better be published in the UK too otherwise I will become a small angry ball of agitation ;-; ...

    Actual: 3.5 / 5 This was my first Katherine Arden novel, and it did not disappoint! I love how unique this was and how much I related to Ollie and her love of reading (amongst other things). Reading this made me feel all nostalgic for whatever reason, too ? which was great. Fo...

    Let me start by saying that I LOVE The Bear & The Nightingale and The Girl in The Tower. But some of the vital ingredients of those books were missing in this one, if you ask me. I missed the thorough world-building, the likeable characters (sorry but I didn't feel much for any of ...

  • andrea caro
    Sep 29, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

  • Kayla Brunson
    Sep 16, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Feb 20, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Sep 29, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

  • Hannah
    Apr 10, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Oct 12, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Oct 08, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

  • Mila
    Sep 29, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

  • Catherine
    Oct 10, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Apr 10, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...

    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...

    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...

    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...

    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...

    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? This was my first middle grade book and it was so good ya?ll! Katherine Arden did a great job one with this one. It was easily spooky and grabbed my attention. Our story starts ...

    4,5 stars This was such an original and creepy story and I loved it! I liked Ollie, the main character, a lot, the setting was so spooky but cozy at the same time. I only wish it were a bit longer in the end because the plot was lacking some more development and additional informati...

    A creepy adventure filled with mystery and plenty of frights. The overall vibe of SMALL SPACES was reminiscent of reading the old SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books. The Smiling Man is a monster that will be haunting the dreams of its readers for years to come! This is the perfect...

    First thing's first: I got an ARC of this from the publisher via the book shop I work at. A gigantic thank you to that publisher for sending me the actual promotional box even though I live and work all the way in Sweden. An even bigger thank you goes to my boss, for asking for it for ...

    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...

    I swear to the gods above this better be published in the UK too otherwise I will become a small angry ball of agitation ;-; ...

  • stefiereads
    Oct 14, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...

    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...

    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...

    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...

    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...

    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...

    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...

    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...

  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Oct 17, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

  • Joey Rambles
    Oct 14, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

  • rachel 🌻
    Oct 05, 2018

    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...

    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...

    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...

    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...

    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...

    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...

    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...

    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...