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| May 20, 2013
Shelf Control: Face Your Darkest Dreams And Enter The Castle Of Nightmares
Don't you just hate it when a story ends with the main character waking up, finding out that everything that transpired was just a dream? Well, with this recently released storybook app that I'm featuring in this week's Shelf Control, you might find yourself raring to know whether the main character does wake up from a dream. The Castle of Nightmares is the name of the app, and the Castle of Nightmares is where the story within the app is set. [caption id="attachment_418194" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Join John as he enters the Castle of Nightmares.[/caption] If, like me, you're a fan of "Harry Potter" and "Percy Jackson," then The Castle of Nightmares is bound to appeal to you as it did to me. Like those two aforementioned bestselling magical fantasy series, The Castle of Nightmares is targeted mostly toward preteens and young adults. But even if, again like me, you're only young at heart, The Castle of Nightmares still makes for a nice read. The Castle of Nightmares tells "an original story about the eternal struggle between good and evil, courage, confronting and conquering fears, compassion, keeping promises, and telling the difference between good and bad." If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. At the center of the story is John, a 10-year old boy who enters the titular fortress to confront the evil queen and ruler of dreams, Eleanor. Along the way, he meets various characters, creatures, and objects that either help or hinder him in his quest. The story itself, which runs for 49 pages, is already well worth a look. Add the animations and interactions with background music and sound effects and you have an even more interesting story to lose yourself in. [caption id="attachment_418193" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Drag the candle into the text to be "enlightened."[/caption] Compatible with iPad and iPad mini running iOS 4.3 or later, The Castle of Nightmares is available now in the App Store for $2.99. As always, if you have suggestions for Shelf Control, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or simply leave a comment below. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]