Reviews by Tag: ghosts

Teen Review
Nancy Drew Ghost Stories by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew Ghost Stories

By Carolyn Keene
3
Rated by
Shayna S.
Dec 30, 2021

This book has 6 different ghost stories. The main character in each book is Nancy Drew. She has to solve the mystery of The Campus Ghost, The Ghost Dogs of Whispering Oaks, Blackbeard’s Skull, The Ghost Jogger, The Curse of the Frog, and The Greenhouse Ghost. Nancy Drew doesn’t believe in ghosts but things like dogs that are dead coming back alive change Nancy Drew’s mind. These are six scary bone-chilling stories that you must read!

Teen Review
The Lonely Dead by April Henry

The Lonely Dead

By April Henry
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Nov 17, 2021

The Lonely Dead is a thrilling and wondrous mystery novel by April Henry. This book is about a girl named Adele who can see the dead. Adele's grampa takes her to the psychiatrist and the psychiatrist told her that she has a disease where she could see things that weren't there. One day she finds her ex-best friend (Tori) calling out to her and pleading for her to tell her parents that she is dead. When Tori’s body is reported to the police, they lead an investigation to figure out who murdered Tori.

Teen Review
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 6, 2021

Shadow Kiss is the third book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. This installment explores what it means to be shadow kissed and Rose's feelings for Dimitri. When Rose's mind is tainted by unexplainable darkness, and she begins to see ghosts, including Mason's, she must decide who she will confide in, risking her closest relationships while trying to move on. I absolutely loved Rose's continued character development; she took a giant step toward becoming more mature in this book.

Teen Review
Took by Mary Downing Hahn

Took: A Ghost Story

By Mary Downing Hahn
3
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jun 15, 2021

Daniel, and his seven-year-old sister, Erica, move to an abandoned house in West Virginia. The house used to belong to a girl named Selene Estes. Rumor has it that fifty years ago, Selene was taken by Old Auntie. People tried to find her, but no one could. After Daniel’s family moves into the house, he starts to hear someone calling him. One fine day, Erica goes missing; she was taken by Old Auntie. It is up to Daniel to save his little sister, but can he save her in time?

Teen Review

Haunting the Deep

By Adriana Mather
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Jul 31, 2018

After surviving one curse, Samantha Mather never imagined having to combat another. She keeps having vivid dreams of being a first-class passenger aboard the Titanic. Meanwhile, strange artifacts have been appearing around town, as well as visions of spirits who went down with the ship. Even stranger, her close friends have begun acting strangely, and the spring ball has been suspiciously themed after the Titanic.

Teen Review

The Dogs

By Allan Stratton
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Jun 11, 2018

Cameron and his mother have been on the run for years. But every time they begin to feel safe, his father catches up with them, and they have to leave for a new place and start over again. But this time is different. The old farmhouse they have moved to is full of disturbing secrets from the past. And they won’t leave Cameron alone.

This is a great little book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a ghost story that has some creepiness, but is one of those that you feel good about when everything is finally revealed.

Teen Review

How To Hang A Witch

By Adriana Mather
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
May 18, 2017

Samantha Mather has just moved to Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the infamous witch trials. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, the man responsible for the trials. So she almost immediately becomes the target of a group of girls called the descendants, a new generation of the witches persecuted during the trials. She soon discovers she is at the center of an ancient curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. She must find a way to work with the descendants and an angry ghost to stop a deadly cycle and history from repeating itself.

Teen Review

Just Kill Me

By Brian Selzer
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
May 3, 2017

Megan Henske is not a normal teen, her family owns an undertaker business, which makes her a perfect candidate to land a job at a Chicago ghost tour company. But soon she realizes her boss isn’t joking about killing people at stops to make them more haunted, and she might even help. Then come the mysterious deaths of prominent figures in the ghost tour industry, and she discovers she looks exactly like woman who disappeared in 1922. She also receives a mysterious warning that she might be the next ghost on the tour.

Staff Review

The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
4
Rated by Amanda C.
Sep 25, 2016

London has a problem - one involving ghosts, spectral and other apparitions of the not-so-alive variety and the only ones who are able to feel, hear or see a ghost's presence are children. That's where Lockwood & Co. come into play. They're a psychic detective agency run by teenagers that takes on ghostly cases in order to make London a better, safer place. No job is too big or too small for them. In this case, Lockwood & Co.

Staff Review

The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
4
Rated by Amanda C.
Sep 25, 2016

London has a problem - one involving ghosts, spectral and other apparitions of the not-so-alive variety and the only ones who are able to feel, hear or see a ghost's presence are children. That's where Lockwood & Co. come into play. They're a psychic detective agency run by teenagers that takes on ghostly cases in order to make London a better, safer place. No job is too big or too small for them. In this case, Lockwood & Co.

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