Published by Harlequin on 2014-09-01
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Love & Romance, Young Adult
From the New York Times bestselling author of Halo comes the start of a beautiful and powerful new series.
After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…
Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.
TOP FIVE GHOST MOVIES
1. The Woman in Black,
because who doesn’t love a good period horror film!? So much care and detail went into creating the atmosphere of the Eel Marsh House. The scares aren’t too frequent, but I think they’re worth waiting for. And that ending moment…actually, I’m writing this alone in my room and I better not think about it! Also, I should admit, that I was very attracted to Daniel Radcliffe in period costume. I can’t wait for the sequel with Jeremy Irvine *swoon*
2. The Others
This is one of my all-time favorites. “They’re everywhere – they say this house is theirs.” Doesn’t that just give you chills? This movie is a lot more subtle and suspenseful than the average horror film and Nicole Kidman is captivating. She plays a mother living in an isolated house just after the end of WW2. She has two children (Anne and Nicholas) who suffer from an allergy to light and as a result, the house must be kept in darkness. Then one day “the intruders” come. It’s a must-see!
3. The Shining
I wasn’t game enough to watch this movie on my own so I decided to watch it on a plane from New York to Los Angeles. So I started watching and half and hour in, I was sitting there thinking: “I don’t know why people make such a big deal about this movie, it’s not even scary…” and then the bathroom scene happened. And the old woman happened and I am forever traumatized. I repeat…FOREVER. That is all I have to say.
4. The Conjuring
This was the first horror movie I’ve seen in a while, where you get a real good look at the monster. Anyone who has seen the film will know what I mean when I say the scene with “the thing” on top of the wardrobe is absolutely terrifying. I was expecting to just catch a glimpse of it; eye through a keyhole, shadow in the doorway sort of thing. But it was right THERE, looking at us. Yikes!
5. Scream (1996)
This was the first horror movie I saw as a kid and the opening sequence when Drew Barrymore gets her throat slit still scares me. The idea of someone getting into your home and trying to kill you is almost worse than any ghost! At least the ghosts aren’t wearing a creepy mask and coming at you with a butcher knife! I never saw any of the subsequent Scream movies.
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