Haunted by Lynn Carthage was undoubtedly one of the best books I have ever read. Of all the twists and turns that a book can make, this one was definitely not the one I was expecting. This book made me have the chills when I read it, and I DID nearly cry at the end, but it was extremely well written and it broke my heart to put it down on that last page. I am definitely going to read the next installment in the series, Betrayal, to see if any different events occur in Miles perspective of the story.
(Spetzi has put the rest of her thoughts behind a spoiler tag – there may be major plot points revealed.)View Spoiler »The book is about young Phoebe and her quest to stop the previous owner of the old mansion she is staying in, Madam Arnaud, from drinking the blood of her little sister Tabby (short for Tabitha) and from ever drinking children’s blood again. She thinks that her parents are ignoring her for a terrible event that she made happen where they used to live, California, as a new parenting technique.
She meets a boy named Miles at the city pool who has the same story to tell. Except, unlike Phoebe (who just moved to England), Miles has lived in England his whole life. As the 2 struggle to figure out what they did to get their parents into the ignoring technique, they embark on a mysterious quest that leads to them learning about their deaths. But on the way to them realizing they’re dead, they learn about a very old ghost story may be true and who may be the ancestor of Phoebe. This woman, living FAR past her lifetime, goes by Madam Arnaud. « Hide Spoiler