Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel – Review | Blog Tour

A spooky middle-grade novel.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

One teen’s summer job scaring tourists with ghost stories takes a terrifying turn when he accidentally summons the spirit of a dead girl–and she has demands. . . .

The award-winning author of Airborn delivers a roller-coaster ride of a story about the wakeful and wicked dead.

Rebecca Strand was just sixteen when she and her father fell to their deaths from the top of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse in 1839. Just how they fell–or were they pushed?–remains a mystery. And their ghosts haunt the lighthouse to this day. . . .

Gabe tells this story every day when he gives the ghost tour on Toronto Island. He tries to make it scary enough to satisfy the tourists, but he doesn’t actually believe in ghosts–until he finds himself face to face with Rebecca Strand.

The true story of her death is far more terrifying than any ghost tale Gabe has told. Rebecca reveals that her father was a member of the Order, a secret society devoted to protecting the world from “the wakeful and wicked dead”–malevolent spirits like Viker, the ghost responsible for their deaths. But the Order has disappeared, and Viker’s ghost is growing ever stronger.

Now Gabe and his friends must find a way to stop Viker before they all become lost souls. . . .

Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel - Review | Blog Tour
Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Dirty Heads by Aaron Dries – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Dirty Heads by Aaron Dries.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The story of a boy who dreamed of becoming a man… But dreamed up a monster instead.

You’re on the run. Marked. Don’t think about the kid you used to be when you’re homeless and dumpster-diving in the rain. Just eat whatever you find to keep your engine full. Because the shadow with too many teeth wants you tired.

You’re easier to catch when you’re tired.

It has hunted you since the summer of 1994, back when we confessed who we were through mixtapes. When every movie at the video store had dirty heads. You were thirteen and thought you knew who you were. Only the shadow with too many teeth knew you better. It still does. And it won’t stop. Not until you come home.

Back to where it all began.

Dirty Heads by Aaron Dries - spotlight
Dirty Heads by Aaron Dries – Spotlight

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The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The world is on its knees.
A deadly pandemic throttles the globe. Democracy has crumbled. Armed gangs of militant protestors stalk the streets. Amidst this waking nightmare, a new horror develops.
The virus is mutating.

Dan Lewis’s wife is sick. When he receives a call from the hospital, he’s prepared for the worst.
Or so he thought.
Because that call plunges Dan into an unending spiral of insanity and depravity. Now, he must fight his way through the battle-scarred streets of New York City to find his wife, unprepared for what awaits him out there…in the shadows.

Grim and terrifying, but laced with gallows humor and surprising heart, THE BLOOD BEAST MUTATIONS is an all-too-relatable story of courage and gruesome horror.

The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee - Spotlight
The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight
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Six Rooms by Gemma Amor – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Six Rooms by Gemma Amor.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Welcome, all, to the Sunshire Chateau: Lestershire’s premier tourist attraction. It sits high on a hill overlooking town, shrouded by tall trees and rumors of murder, scandal and intrigue. Tickets are hard to come by, so hold yours close, else the Tour Guide may not let you in. And that would be a pity, for there are so many things to see within these walls–history, glamor, and riches beyond your wildest imagination. Just remember the following rules: don’t wander off alone, don’t be rude to the Guide, and don’t, whatever you do, touch the valuables.

Because the ghosts don’t like it when you touch their things.

Six Rooms by Gemma Amor - Spotlight
Six Rooms by Gemma Amor – Spotlight
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This House of Wounds by Georgina Bruce – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is This House of Wounds by Georgina Bruce.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

This House of Wounds is the devastating debut short story collection from British Fantasy Award-winning author Georgina Bruce. Haunting and visceral tales for the lost and the lonely. An emotional and riveting debut, with 4 brand new stories.

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Skein and Bone by V. H. Leslie – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Skein and Bone by V. H. Leslie.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The stunning debut collection of supernatural and ghost stories from V.H. Leslie. An assured and masterful collection of lush and evocative tales that will send frissons through you.

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Skein and Bone by V. H. Leslie – Spotlight
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