Spooky reads for children and young adults…

Oct 31st, 2016 | By | Category: Articles, Children's Fiction, Our Street Books, Young Adult Fiction

The Monster Hunter’s Manual

Monster Hunter's ManualAs Gabriel enters his aunt’s ancient castle he soon learns that skeletons aren’t always scary and ghosts can tell the most interesting stories.

Gabriel is a boy who has just lost everything. His parents have died and he’s forced to move to a strange country, France, to find a new home. He dislikes his crazy aunt, who he has to live with, he doesn’t want to learn French, and to make matters worse, the only real family he has left is his whiny baby brother. Despite all this, as soon as Gabriel enters his aunt’s ancient castle, he realizes that all these disasters might be the beginning of a grand adventure. Injhp51e2a43645907
the castle of Chateau Larcher, the walls groan and the attic talks. Shadows take on strange shapes and Gabriel becomes convinced the castle is haunted. But the ghosts in Chateau Larcher aren’t what Gabriel expects and he soon learns that skeletons aren’t always scary and ghosts can tell the most interesting stories.

Gabriel is a boy whose life has just been upended; his parents have died, and he’s required to move to a new country, France. He doesn’t get along with his eccentric aunt or his crybaby little brother, and he doesn’t want to learn French. But as he explores his aunt’s castle, he starts to stumble upon elements of adventure, including friendly skeletons to storytelling ghosts. An ultimately upbeat story about making the most of what life dishes out, Monster Hunter’s Manual is highly recommended.

Magazine-‘Children’s Bookwatch’, Midwest Book Review

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The Ghosting of Gods

Ghosting of Gods 72A young exorcist must unravel the mystery of ghosts and face shattering truths to save his dead sister.

Jesse is an exorcist who defies his priests when his sister is endangered…even though she’s dead. Exiled to a haunted world, Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her. He plunges into a deadly game of hide-and-seek with denizens draped in monkish robes, ghosts with matted eyes, the dead who tunnel underground in terror, and…Elspeth. A coven scientist, Elspeth is feared for her abnormal spiritual powers. Jesse craves the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses. But is she a spiritual prodigy, or dangerously insane?

Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution, Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret, shattering meaning of a verse he knows well: Blessed are the poor in ghost.

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