Hello bookish friends! Today I want to share with you a haunting little book that my friends at Penguin Teen sent my way. The Haunting by Danielle Vega is just as the title says, haunting, for sure. This book gave me the chills. It made me feel like I constantly needed to check over my shoulder. And despite all of this, I could NOT stop reading. I was completely sucked into the story from the beginning.
Check out some info about the book below and then keep scrolling to see my mood board inspired by this book!
Title: The Haunted
Author: Danielle Vega
Genre: YA Horror
Publisher: Penguin Teen / Razorbill
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
Links: Goodreads | Amazon* | Book Depository*
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Source: Physical copy via publisher
Synopsis: From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.
Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don’t go as expected.
Hendricks learns from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited about is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. Hendricks doesn’t believe it. Until she’s forced to. Blood-curdling screams erupt from the basement, her little brother wakes up covered in scratches, and something, or someone pushes her dad down the stairs. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.
Have you read The Haunted? What did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts on this book and other books you’ve read this spooky season!
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