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The White Forest

I first became aware of The White Forest at a Simon & Schuster preview where its editor spoke about her passion for this book. She called it her Night Circus. You can see Adam McOmber speak about his work in the book trailer, and The White Forest made The Book Smugglers’ Top 10 Most Highly Anticipated SFF […]

The White Devil

Another creepy gothic mystery today. It seems to me that gothic is trending right now. Just within the last couple months we’ve reviewed The Distant Hours, The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead, and Bent Road. Justin Evans offers forbidden romance, a boarding school setting, murder, ghosts, secrets, and Lord Byron. Harper dubs it “Joe […]

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

Paul Elwork’s debut novel is loosely based on the Fox sisters, three late 19th-century women who contributed to the beginning of the spiritualism movement. Here the hoax is perpetrated by two young teenagers who, like the Fox sisters, use rappings to fool their “clients” into believing in communications from the dead. A spooky novel of […]

The Distant Hours

Gothic mysteries from Jane Eyre to Rebecca to Diane Setterfield’s Alex Award-winning The Thirteenth Tale are popular with teen readers who enjoy mystery, suspense, romance, and a touch of horror or the supernatural. One of my favorites, which also has teen appeal, is John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer (Houghton Mifflin, 2004). It is a layered, spooky ghost […]