Freeze

Chris Priestley To say I’ve been highly anticipating the release of Freeze is an understatement. I was recommended Chris’s previous Barrington Stoke novella Seven Ghosts on Twitter and I can honestly say it’s one of the best, most genuinely spooky set of ‘stories within a story’ I’ve ever read. So when I was emailed theContinue reading “Freeze”

Ghostcloud

Michael Mann Phwoar! What a debut! Ghostcloud brought together two of my favourite ingredients in a book – dystopia to die for with a healthy stormcloud of the supernatural. And a villain so cruel, twisted and evil she’s up there alongside my most-hated middle grade characters. This is a remarkable story of one boy’s fightContinue reading “Ghostcloud”

Stage Fright – Scary tales from the theatre

Rosie Radford What’s lurking beneath the stage…? Who still walks the theatre years after the audience has gone home? School mates Luke and Dev are about to find out when they stumble into a seemingly derelict theatre. The place is deserted, unless you count the spiders, all peeling paint, faded carpets and dusty velvet seats…orContinue reading “Stage Fright – Scary tales from the theatre”

The House on the Edge

Alex Cotter The House on the Edge is one of my favourite reads of 2021 so far. I count myself extremely lucky to have read an early copy of the book – who could resist after reading the spine-tingling synopsis! From the moment it arrived through the letterbox, the spooky seaside setting spoke to meContinue reading “The House on the Edge”

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes You know that feeling…when you sense someone or something is watching you…you look over your shoulder but there’s nothing there… I was thoroughly bewitched! Phil Hickes had me under his spell from the very first chapter. This is spooky storytelling at its spine-chilling best with a plot so powerful it has the abilityContinue reading “The Bewitching of Aveline Jones”

The Red Gloves & Other Stories

Catherine Fisher Gripping stories of myth, magic and folklore… This a super collection of the strange, spooky and supernatural in nine short stories that will send a shiver down your spine and stay lingering in your thoughts long after closing the book. I feverishly devoured one story after another in one greedy sitting. Deliciously dark,Continue reading “The Red Gloves & Other Stories”

The Hungry Ghost

H.S. Norup Pushkin Press – 24th September 2020 ‘What could be worse than dying and no-one remembering you existed?” The Hungry Ghost is a tale of two forgotten lives; of memories locked away and finding the key to unlock peace. This really is an atmospheric read – an absolute feast for the senses. I wasContinue reading “The Hungry Ghost”

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Kereen Getten Puskin Press – 1st October When Life Gives You Mangoes’ is story about a long, hot summer on a tropical island, going on adventures, falling out, and making friends. However…all is not as it seems.  Twelve-year-old Clara lives on a Caribbean island in a village called ‘Sycamore’.’ She spends her time playing ‘PickContinue reading “When Life Gives You Mangoes”

Glassheart

Catherine Orton Published by Walker books – 5th November 2020 “Through the Glass, the magic is waiting” ‘Glassheart’ is a thoroughly enchanting, magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor that had me utterly captivated from the very first chapter. A deliciously enchanting tale of the supernatural and sorcery, set in the aftermath ofContinue reading “Glassheart”

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