The Gates - John Connolly I only picked this book up because the text on the spine looked like the same text used on The Book of Lost Things. I was so happy to see that it was by the same author!
This reminded me very much of a Lemony Snicket book, which I liked. I don't mind a footnote or 30 when they're interesting!

While this wasn't as amazing as I'd hoped, it was still pretty good. I give it two thumbs up. Because honestly, who doesn't like reading about a kid and his dog trying to stop the gates of hell from opening?