In an exciting pastiche to the superheroes of yesteryear, young Eve Halloran dresses as her favorite heroine for Halloween, only to find herself imbued with amazing, supernatural powers. But when the arch-villain Jack-O-Ripper resurfaces after years of hiding, Eve finds herself faced with the greatest challenge of her life, and learns that it takes more than empowerment to truly be a hero.
Get ready for a Smack!-O-Lantern of excitement with a girl so tough… it’s scary!
“I loved this book! The plot, setting, and dialogue were all great! I really liked the Eve character, both as a regular girl and as a superhero. The story really reminds me of the old style comics (All Hallows Eve is a novel, not a comic, but it made me think about comics when I was reading it). I like that there are good guys that are good and bad guys that are really bad in the story! The story was fun to read and kept me turning the digital pages.”–This Kid Reviews Books
This book is related to the series All Hallows Eve vs. Fantomas.
CIR: What themes do you address?
EVELEIGH: I explore the road to self-actualization. Rather than simply telling kids to “be confident”, I give them a metaphorical road map of real life’s ups and downs and teach them to navigate it effectively and ethically. In a nutshell, I empower the readers, but also tech them to use that power responsibly.
CIR: Since this is targeted to kids, is there anything that might be questionable for some readers?
EVELEIGH: There is some mild, comic book style violence.
CIR: What will this series remind readers of?
EVELEIGH: All Hallows Eve was influenced heavily by the superhero comics and cartoons of the Silver Age (1950s and 60s). My readers always tell me that, even though it’s written in a prose format, it really captures the feel of an older comic book.
CIR: What do you hope your readers will get out of this series?
EVELEIGH: Pulp is a type of literature that tends to be written very simplistically and has a lot of action, making it ideal for younger readers. However, in our current cultural climate, they are unlikely to even know it exists. I hope that, after reading this little trilogy, a new generation of can discover the excitement of pulp.