5 signs your house might be haunted:
pockets of extreme cold
strange creaks and murmurings in the hallway
footsteps when no one is there
In Shiver by Alex Nye, Samuel Cunningham and Fiona Morton discover a secret staircase behind the library fireplace that leads to a dead end in the tower of Dunadd House. Their passage not only disturbs the dust, but the two ghost-children hiding there. Eliza and John died in 1604. But now they're awake, and Eliza is feeling very much alive. Samuel and Fiona, along with Fiona's two older brothers, are determined to find out what's hiding at the end of the secret staircase, and why Eliza and John are haunting Dunadd House. But they might be treading on dangerous ground. Because...
"Ghosts are best left to themselves."
So why did I check this middle-grade fiction book out of the library? Because it's set in a haunted house in Scotland. And I love Scotland...and I also love haunted-house stories. But Shiver isn't just a ghost story. It's also a mystery. And there's a blizzard. And a hidden room containing buried secrets from the past. And an adventure. And Samuel and Fiona, and Fiona's brothers, Sebastian and Charles, are very fun characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a well-written, satisfying ghost story. And the perfect October read.
Sounds like a perfectly seasonal read. I love when you pick up a random book at the library and get lucky!ReplyDelete
It's the best! :)Delete
I love Scotland, too! A haunted-house adventure in Scotland sounds like a must-read in October. :)ReplyDelete
That's what I thought! :) Nye's written another ghost story called Chill that's also set at this particular house in Scotland. I'd like to read that one, too.Delete
I love reading anything about Scotland and haunted houses. This one sounds like a fun read. :)ReplyDelete
I don't know what it is about Scotland...or about haunted houses...but I can't resist either. :)Delete
Oh lovely! You had me at "secret staircase behind the library fireplace." Must read! Thanks for the wonderful review -- this sounds like a perfect book to read between long tomes.ReplyDelete
It's the perfect "palate-cleansing" short read. And it's a fun October ghost story, too.Delete