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    Into The Grey – Celine Kiernan

    “We were watching telly the night Nan burnt the house down. It was March 1974, and I was fifteen years of age. I thought I lost everything in that fire, but what did I know about loss? Nothing, that’s what. I would learn soon enough.” When Patrick’s Nan burns down his family’s home and they are forced to move into a house they usually rent in the summer, Patrick is sure things can’t get any worse, he has lost everything and his parents are falling apart. However then Dominick, his twin brother, seems to become distant and the two of them receive ghostly visitors, have nightmares and Dom is dying…

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    Beyond – Graham McNamee

    “I remember dying. After I got injured my heart stopped and I flatlined.  I was done and gone. But I wasn’t alone. There was something waiting for me when I died. Something dark and cold tried to take my soul away.  When they brought me back to life I escaped from it. Left it behind.  But what if it came back with me, followed me home like a hungry stray?” Jane is no stranger to life threatening accident. She has almost died many times, she was even born dead. Everybody at school calls her and her best friend Lexi the Creep Sisters, but Lexi is the only one who understands…

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    Long Lankin – Lindsay Barraclough

    “Said my lord to my lady, as he mounted his horse; ‘Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the moss.’ Said my lord to my lady, as he rode away: ‘Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the hay.’ ‘let the doors be all bolted and the windows all pinned, And leave not a hole for a mouse to creep in.’” For years the children of Bryers Guerdon have been warned against Long Lankin, the beast who attacks small children who find themselves in the local churchyard. The whole story is thought to be a legend, a myth, but the adults know there must be some element of truth to…

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    Betrayal – Lee Nichols

    **beware, whilst I do try and be as careful as possible this review will contain SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES: DECEPTION** “It’s not easy watching a friend get buried, especially when you were responsible for his death. ‘We are here today to mourn the untimely passing of Coby Jameson Anders. Sixteen years old, honor student, high school quarterback, beloved son and friend.’” Following the death of one of her best friends, Emma is an outcast around the school. With the impending loss of his powers if he and Emma get closer, Bennett decides to leave Emma and Natalie in Echo Point and go of on his own.…

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    Haunting Violet – Alyxandra Harvey

    “1865 – I was nine years old when my mother decided it was time I took part in the family business. I was pretty enough now, she said, that I might be of use. Id grown into my ears and my long neck and might be clever enough to handle myself. Besides which, she claimed, she had no other option.” Violets mother is a medium, a fake medium. Coning people into believing she is seeing the ghosts of loved ones using the tricks of the trade she is invited to a country manor to show off her “talents.” Having grown up and participated in the séances Violet never believed in…