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Waiting on Wednesday August 12

August 12th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Mosey on over and see what other people are waiting for.

possessions

Possessions by Nancy Holder

The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale

New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn’t help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.

What Lindsay doesn’t yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead…

And that someone is Lindsay.

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2 Responses

  1. Liz

    One site leads me to a blogroll, then I hop to a different site with a different set of blogs to explore … Life is wonderful. Hmmm, maybe I’ll say that on Twitter! I certainly should.

    This book sounds a little too other-worldly for me, but I bet one of my daughters would enjoy it, so I’m putting it on the TBR list for them. I like my ghosts in small doses, I guess! Nora Roberts kind of lost me when she went deeply into the paranormal field.

    But my daughters have introduced me to fantasy and I enjoy that upon occasion. We just finished one people here might like as well: “Rumer & Qix,” by Kathleen Sullivan. (Fans of anime and cartoons will enjoy it, too.) It has an environmental theme, with young people helping save the planet. The plot involves man’s impact on nature, plus the concerns of big business and big media, all wrapped up in a futuristic fantasy for tweens and YA readers. Quite enjoyable.

  2. Kay

    This sounds like it could be fun. I can’t fight it, I like YA lit that mixes paranormal and schools! I’m guessing that love has been slightly influenced by Harry Potter!

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