Reviews and Blog Posts: Ghosts

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas past

by Sharyn McCrumb

Reviewer Rating:
4

It seems like at some point all fiction authors write a holiday themed novella. This one is by Sharyn McCrumb who is known for her Ballad mysteries which are based in Appalachia.  This tale has two stories running concurrently– one about Nora Bonesteel who has the “Sight” and her neighbors,...

Skary childrin and the carousel of sorrow

by Katy Towell

Reviewer Rating:
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately,...

Delia's shadow

by Jaime Lee Moyer

Delia Martin has always seen ghosts. She tried to run from her cursed gift after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 killed both her parents and new ghosts swelled her city's streets, but a very persistent ghost has started to follow her everywhere, including her dreams, and Delia needs to...

Rooms

by Lauren Oliver

Reviewer Rating:
5

A very unique book! Told from the perspective of 2 ghosts in an old house while a family comes to terms with the estranged father/husband's death. The story weaves between characters and explores various connections to the past. I guessed several plot reveals, but there were a few the caught...

Briony Hatch : a graphic novel

by Ginny Skinner

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she completes the very last...

The three incestuous sisters

by Audrey Niffenegger

Reviewer Rating:
4

Niffenegger's illustrated or visual novel has also been called a novel with images. The story of sibling rivalry, love and forgiveness is creepy but that's not all. The aquatint images are innocent, mirthful, rapturous, haunting and tranquil. She was influenced by Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, a "wood-cut novel" and others see the...

The winter people

by Jennifer McMahon

Reviewer Rating:
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover...

The ghosts of Tupelo Landing

by Sheila Turnage

Reviewer Rating:
3

The Desperado Detective Agency (Mo and Dale) has a lot to deal with in this sequel to Three Times Lucky. Mo's guardian Miss Lana has accidentally bid on (and won) a haunted inn, Mo and Dale have volunteered to interview the inn's ghost for their history assignment, the inn might...

Anya's ghost

by Vera Brosgol

Reviewer Rating:
4

Both creepy and cute, Anya's Ghost is a tale of learning to accept yourself and figuring out who your friends truly are. The art style is spare but powerful. I was touched by Anya's desire to fit in, have a more "normal" name, and her daily struggles at school. A...

Final fantasy the spirits within

Reviewer Rating:
4

This movie is better than you’d expect. It seems like video game related movies are ill-received, but the story and the imagery are enchanting.  The animation is done well, at times seems a little dated, but doesn’t take away from it being a good story and the important parts of...

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