Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Finds #29

Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading. Each Friday, you share the great books you heard about or discovered over the past week: "books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased."

Dark Souls
by Paula Morris

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 304
Publisher: Point
Publication date: August 1, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, ghosts

From Goodreads:
"Welcome to York, England.
Mist lingers in the streets.
Narrow buildings cast long shadows.
This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .

Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won't run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .

Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York's hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy — one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York's haunted souls?

Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous — and deadly — is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery — and find redemption.

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
by various authors

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 320
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication date: September 2, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, horror, short stories

From Goodreads:
"Don't turn out the lights. Don't go out alone. And whatever you do, don't let down your guard. Because your neighbors might seem normal, but why do they collect knives and eat their steaks so bloody? And when the boy of your dreams finally asks you out, why is there something so . . . lupine . . . about him? And if your brother's fear of the dark is so childish, how do you explain those shadows creeping out of your closet?

In thirteen blood-chilling stories from true masters of suspense, including five
New York Times bestselling authors and four Edgar Award nominees, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. . . ."

The Lottery
by Beth Goobie

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 224
Publisher: Faber Childrens
Publication date: October 1, 2002
Suggested tags: young adult, thriller

From Goodreads:
"Sally Hanson's school is being secretly ruled by Shadow Council; a powerful and brutal group of students. Every autumn Shadow Council holds 'The Lottery', a dreaded ritual which picks a pupil to be the 'victim' - a person who is ignored by the entire school and forced to become Shadow Council's slave.

Sally is this year's victim - and she faces the worst year of her life. Humiliated and isolated, her friends desert her and teachers turn a blind eye. But when Shadow Council's demands become increasingly sinister, Sally begins to suspect that maybe more than bad luck is against her . . .

A dark and powerful psychological thriller from an extraordinary writer.

by Nancy Holder

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 320
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication date: September 3, 2009
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, ghosts

First in the Possessions series. From Goodreads:
"The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale

New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn’t help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.

What Lindsay doesn’t yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead...

And that someone is Lindsay.

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