Book Club: Get Spooked

May 13, 2010

“Dark Touch: Shadows” by Amy Meredith
The tag line to this book: “Dating a demon: pure hell!” really says it all. Part love story, part coming of age, Eve Evergold is a cute and popular teen with a deadly crush. Someone close to her is an evil demon that only she has the supernatural power to defeat. Addictive.

Read this if: You need a holiday read. It’ll be devoured before you arrive at your destination

“Meridian” by Amber Kizer

On Meridian’s sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family’s home – and although she walks away untouched, her body explodes in pain. Before she can fully recover, she is hustled off to Revelation, Colorado. There she learns the secret her parents have been hiding: Meridian is a Fenestra, half angel, half human link between the living and the dead.

Read this if: You’re sick of Vampires and want a classic good VS evil read

“The Great and Terrible Beauty” by Libba Bray

The first in tis gorgeous gothic trilogy. It’s 1895 and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a boarding school in England. Lonely and prone to accurate visions of the future, she finds herself being followed by a mysterious young man sent to watch her, but why?

Read this if: You’re usually found curling up with a classic gothic novel like “Wuthering Heights” but want some lighter reading.

Shesaid’s Pick:
“The Splendid Falls” by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Sylvie’s life is in tatters – she recently lost her father and her career as a ballerina has been shot. Sent to visit family in Alabama and stay in their mansion, Bluestone Hill (read: haunted) she’s must come to terms with her hallucinations. This is an addictive love story with spine chilling descriptions.
Read this if: You’re a history buff. Clemence-Moore explores the history of ghosts and magic and grounds the story in actual ‘haunted’ locations. Now that’s spooky.

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