From the New York Times bestselling author of the Halo trilogy 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.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 147 x 211 x 28mm | 386g
- 26 Aug 2014
- Harlequin Teen
- Original ed.
This paranormal romance...provides a solid entry into the genre....A final, interesting twist revealed on the very last page should spark readers' anticipation for the next installment in this gothic romance series. -School Library Journal This should attract young teens looking to swoon over the heightened emotions of star-crossed lovers. -Booklist Adornetto's first Ghost House saga title is a winner, pairing a haunting ghost tale with a dreary and suitable location. Her heroine is strong, colorful and very entertaining. Readers will love this introduction and eagerly anticipate the next offering. -RT Book Reviews Suspenseful, beautiful, haunting; we fell under the spell of this gothic ghost story. -Justine Magazine
Our customer reviews
I liked the story about how the ghosts came to be and how Chloe was sent to England for a while to get over her mother's death. I thought her Grandma had her best interests at heart and her brother was also a cute addition. The romance felt like it was too instant, too quick and it brought my rating down significantly. This my opinion only because I love books where the romance builds up slowly and not quickly. The ghosts and their stories were probably what I was interested in the most. Though I wanted to know more about them as well. As for the characters, I thought Chloe was battling so much to be normal and it felt realistic. What her thoughts were doing to her relationships with her family members, especially to her father. Isobel was my favourite character because she lost so much. Her life was indeed tragic and I felt like I got to know her as a person instead of the vengeful spirit that she was made out to be. Alexander also had a pretty intense presence and I don't blame Chloe for being attracted to him. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good romance with a little bit of history thrown in.show moreby Giselle SM