The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson The Skinny: Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell. The residents know… Continue reading Give me one moment in time
Ghost are... well... um... not really my favorite paranormal baddie. I guess because, with the exception of a few books, they aren't really "around" to be scared of. Like I don't think it's the actual ghost people are scared of, but the intense suspense that surrounds them. You can't normally see them, you don't know… Continue reading Paranormal Baddies: Ghosts
The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni The Skinny: 17-year-old Verity Boone expects a warm homecoming when she returns to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867, pledged to marry a man she has never met. Instead, she finds a father she barely knows and a future husband with whom she apparently has nothing in common. One truly horrifying… Continue reading The Caged Graves
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins The Skinny: Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break. Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but… Continue reading We’ve got ghosts! Yes we do! We’ve got ghosts, how bout you?
When I was in late elementary school Kathryn Tucker Windham's ghost books were BIG hits. We all checked them out of the library, read the spooky stories, traded our own scary stories... These books are a Southern staple and even if you haven't read them, you probably know who Jeffrey is. KTW first wrote 13… Continue reading Retro Reads Thursday: 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey