Reviews and Blog Posts: Ghosts

The girl behind the glass

by Jane (Jane Alice) Kelley

DPL Rating:
4

What makes this book fun is that this a ghost story told in the ghosts own words! In addition to some scary parts there is a storyline of twin sisters who no longer do everything together, for instance only one of the sisters can hear the ghost! I would recommend to...

The dead and buried

by Kim Harrington

DPL Rating:
3

Jade is finally getting what she’s always wanted, a fresh start in a new town. She is thrilled that her dad and step mom can finally afford the big house that she’s always dreamed of living in. That is, until she discovers that her new house is haunted. Kayla, who...

In odd we trust

by Queenie Chan

DPL Rating:
2

Have been sampling a lot of graphic novels lately and I settled on the Odd Thomas graphic novels series reading– In Odd we trust and Odd is on our side. There’s something about Odd Thomas as a character – he just seems like a nice guy. I’ve read all of...

Heart-shaped box

by Joe Hill

DPL Rating:
3

Heart-Shaped Box gets off to a roaring start.  Protagonist Judas Coyne, a 54-year-old semi-retired leader of a metal band, buys a suit online that supposedly comes with the ghost of the man who wore it.  The suit's in his hands by page 15 and the ghost is already on the...

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

DPL Rating:
3

The annoying thing about watching a movie before discovering the book it was based on is that your favorite images and moments from the movie linger in your head and distract you from properly enjoying the book for itself once you get around to reading it. So it was for...

Asylum

by Madeleine Roux

DPL Rating:
3

If you are looking for a creepy story to read on a dark and stormy night, Asylum is a great pick.  Dan arrives to his elite college prep summer academy only to find that the regular dormitory has been closed for repair, and students are being housed in a former...

The ghost of Graylock

by Dan Poblocki

DPL Rating:
5

Readers Beware: The Ghost of Graylock made me nervous, reading in a brightly lit room at midday! Reading at night not advised!

The seer of shadows

by 1937- Avi

DPL Rating:
4

Horace wants to be photographer. He is an apprentice to a photographer and is fulfilling his dream. They are commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht to take a photograph, but when the photo is developed, there is a girl in the picture. Horace discovers that the girl is the daughter...

Doll bones

by Holly Black

DPL Rating:
4

Zach, Poppy, and Alice are best friends who share in a secret, made-up game based on collected action figures and dolls. This game is presided over by a Queen, a delicate china doll locked away in a glass cabinet. But then one night the Queen appears to Poppy in a...

In the shadow of blackbirds : a novel

by Cat Winters

DPL Rating:
4
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The year is 1918: a war rages in Europe, the flu epidemic sweeps the United States, and 16 year old Mary Black's father is imprisoned for treasonous activities.  Mary is sent to live with her Aunt in San Diego, where she is reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Stephen.  But Mary...

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