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A Winter of Ghosts

(The Waking #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Kara's life in Japanese prep school has been a whirlwind of terror, as a demon's curse keeps waking up ancient, evil creatures to torment her and her friends. When a student goes missing during a visit to a mountain forest, Kara and her friends are sure the curse has struck again. This time, it's a demon of winter, whose power is more chilling than anything they've encount ...more
Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published January 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA (first published December 28th 2011)
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Samantha Shaffer
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, ya-books
The waking series pulls you in and it doesn't you go till the end. I read the first book in one night and found the other two a few years later. If you like Japanese folk lore this series doesn't disappoint. I literally dreamed about the demons in these books after I read them.
Book 1 : n american girl named Kara moves to Japan with her dad who gets a teaching job at the local high school. Sakura is the schools rule breaker she is morning the loss of her sister when see meets Kara and Introduces
Melissa Chung
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great ending to an amazing series.

In this story 'A Winter of Ghosts' one final monster/god/spirit comes to wreak havoc on Kara's school Monju-no-Chie. Kara waits on baited breath for something new and terrible to happen. She will never feel safe until the curse is broken. Kara Harper has been haunted for the last year and a half by a curse. All she wants to do is break it and allow her friends and her family to have a normal and happy life.

I have certainly enjoyed this series. From th
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japo, ya
got ghosts? yep

romance? minimal (just a sweet crush)

likable characters? loved them

well written? very

pages: 206

cost: $2.99 on kindle

so how many stars? 5


my thoughts:

i was literally stalking the author’s page waiting for this 3rd book to come out. i dl’d it to my fire for $2.99 and devoured it… all i have to say is once i found out the demon they were up against (it’s a different japanese demon each book) was yuki-onna… i was literally GIDDY with joy. she is absolutely one of my favo
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic ending to an amazing trilogy.

In this final installment of the trilogy the reader sees the development of Kara's and Kara's Fathers relationships as well as Kara's friendships and the ultimate destruction of the demons curse.

Again in this book the authors world building and general descriptions made me as the reader feel like I was a part of the story as well as be able to empathise with what the characters were feeling.

The cover art work, authors writing style, the fact that
Jul 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
Pre-review: I want to read this sequel so badly!!!!
3.5 stars

A good and fitting ending to this series.
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, reviewed
This has been a great series. I really enjoyed how everything was wrapped up.
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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more

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