Posted by panaura on April 30th, 2010
Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale (author of the Pendragon series) is an incredible teen horror book. It follows Marshall Seaver, a guy with exactly one friend, Coop. But when Coop’s parents send him to his cabin for the summer, Marshall doesn’t know what to do. That’s when strange things start happening: a three-ring pattern keeps appearing, he sees blood all over the walls, and worst of all, the supervillain he created comes to life. And he wants to kill Marshall! Marshall needs help. But with his dad away on a business trip, he’s all alone. He tries to get a hold of Coop, but he finds out that Coop has gone missing! Did he run away? Or is Coop somehow connected to the horrifying things that have been happening to Marshall?
Shadow by Jenny Moss is an invigorating historical fiction novel. It follows a girl known as Shadow, who’s one and only job is to be the queen’s shadow. But when the queen dies in her sleep, Shadow must escape the castle before she is accused of murder. She leaves with a handsome Knight named Sir Kenway and sparks start to fly. But their different status in society makes a relationship impossible.
Finally, The Sight: Premonitions and Disappearance by Judy Blundell is a two-book collection. The mystery follows Gracie, a teenager who gets premonitions. In the first book, her best friend goes missing and Gracie is sure she’s been kidnapped. In the second book, some local boys find a dead body just around the same time Gracie’s dad, who left when she was 2, arrives in town. Gracie uses her premonitions to investigate the crimes, and winds up in serious trouble.
Without a doubt, I recommend all three of these books, especially The Sight. It may not be a paranormal fiction book like everyone is reading nowadays, but it’s just as good.