Posts Tagged ‘Ghost stories’

Ghost Club
Book 1 : The new kid
Book 2 : The haunted school
Book 3 : A Transylvanian tale
By Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela has created another great series for children. We have had the wonderful series about secret agent Max Remy. Actually, I treasure the first book in that series, as it is personally autographed by Deborah from when she was here in Christchurch some years ago.
Now, we have ghosts and everyone knows I love ghost stories.
Edgar, Angeline and Dylan spend their time caught up in great adventures as ghost-catchers. Their latest adventure sees them going to a ghost club convention in Transylvania and I am sure it will be full of danger and excitement. I haven’t had a chance to read these yet but they are certainly on my TBR pile.

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The skull in the woods
By Sandra Greaves

Yay! Another ghost story I just have to read.
I love the atmosphere and sounds of this trailer as it hooks you in just enough to make you think this could get a little scary! And who doesn’t like a good scare.

“In Old Scratch Wood on Dartmoor, quarrelling cousins Matt and Tilda find a buried skull. And from that moment black things begin to happen. Birds and animals turn bad, and there are rumours of the return of an ancient curse known as the Gabbleratchet. But what can Matt and Tilda do to stop it.” Sandra Greaves recommends this for ages 10 up.

The screaming staircase
By Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co : Hauntings are our business
This is the first book in Jonathan Stroud’s chilling and ghostly new series.

Those who read this blog now and again will know how much I love a good ghost story. This one has been on my list for awhile and I can not wait until it is on the shelves in bookshops. I have been searching in vein for sometime for a trailer to this book and thanks to fellow librarian Zac who let me know via Facebook that it was finally here. And it was worth the wait. Great trailer!

There has been a terrifying epidemic of ghosts haunting the country for more than fifty years now. Lucy Carlyle is a young psychic investigator who begins working for Anthony Lockwood but after a rather disastrous case they have one chance to put things right. They have not option but to stay the night in England’s most haunted house. I can’t wait to see how they manage and just how ghostly things will get.

It is suggested that when you do read this novel – you’ll want to sleep with the lights on!

I really enjoyed The Amulet of Samarkand which I read a few years ago so I am definitely watching out for this one.

The flame in the mist

By Kit Grindstaff

I stumbled upon this trailer and love it. Within minutes of watching it I was reserving the book at my local library.  This trailer has a haunting quality to it which is fitting considering the story involves  a few ghosts.

There’s evil-a coming from up on the hill
If the Mist doesn’t get you, the Agromonds will.

—From an old Anglavian rhyme”

The land of Anglavia is shrouded in a  sinister mist created by the cruel rulers; the Agromond family. They control everything and everyone. On the night before her 13th birthday, Jemma, a girl with fiery red hair realizes she is not who she thinks she is. This realization changes everything. Ghosts, an ancient prophecy and a mysterious book all lead Jemma on a dangerous journey. The Agromonds however, have their own agenda – one which could have fatal consequences. Jemma and her  friend Digby, as well as her two telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie must fight for survival against all manner of enemies to defeat evil and find out the secrets of her true identity. Sounds like a good fast paced fantasy, supernatural novel and one I await with eager anticipation.

I love the music and the haunting, taunting voices in this very well produced trailer. The reviews I have read are all five out of five stars.