Lots of new books arriving this month – here’s a taste of 5 of them – all ghost stories:
Beyond by Graham McNamee
Jane and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Only Lexi knows why Jane is different from anyone else: her own shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal accidents. Jane is determined to find out why these terrifying things happen and to overcome her shadow enemy. But her sleuthing connects her to the secret history of a serial killer.
Paper valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Hannah’s best friend, Lillian, starved herself to death 6 months ago. Hannah has been haunted by her ever since, and now Lillian’s ghost wants Hannah to find out who has been killing girls in their suburban neighbourhood. Hannah is drawn into a horrifying world of ghost girls and frightening secrets.
The house of dead maids by Clare B. Dunkle
Tabby thought she was at the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be a maid, but she’s not being asked to cook or clean. Then a small boy arrives, insisting he’s the master of the house and Tabby is to be his playmate. The young master is a savage little creature, and the house is haunted. Tabby is afraid for her life.
The madness underneath by Maureen Johnson
Surviving a near fatal attack by a ghostly killer will leave its mark. Seventeen-year-old Rory Devereaux has painful scars and deadly new powers at her fingertips. But without her secret ghost-fighting squad she feels brutally alone. She’s lying to her boyfriend, failing in class and, worse still, Rory fears that a terrifying horror stalks the streets of London.
Ghosts of Parihaka by David Hair
Life hasn’t been easy for Matiu Douglas, magical Adept. One of his friends is now a ghost, his enemies have stolen the Treaty of Waitangi, he can’t date the girl he really likes and he keeps getting unwanted marriage proposals from a dangerous, centuries-old tohunga’s daughter. But when his best friend, Riki, is snatched into the ghost-world of Aotearoa during a school trip, Mat has to put all his other worries aside and act fast. For Riki vanished at Parihaka, scene of one of the darkest acts from New Zealand’s colonial past, and in Aotearoa such places are deadly dangerous.