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An evil lurks in the depths of Darkridge Hall, and Andy, a new student at Kransten Academy, is about to meet it face to face.

When threatening, shadowy figures appear outside his dorm room window, Andy decides to solve the mystery of just who or what they are. But those same shadows may be responsible for the strange deaths that have been occurring in the town of Bethlehem,
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 141 pages
Published August 5th 2013
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Emma
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r4r-and-arc
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

At first I found the whole concept of this story a little strange at first, but then I got into it. It was thought-provoking and clever. The idea of shadow people going unnoticed for 80 years is quite frightening. How many people sensitive to them are there in a small town though? And why kill Tony years after he left school and not when he was there?

I like how there were three main characters, all different. One
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Amy
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

***Review From Amy Conley For The Nerd Girl Page***

An evil lurks in the depths of Darkridge Hall, and Andy, a new student at Kransten Academy, is about to meet it face to face.
When threatening, shadowy figures appear outside his dorm room window, Andy decides to solve the mystery of just who or what they are. But those same shadows may be responsible for the strange deaths that have been occurring in the town of Bethlehem,
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BookLoversLife
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

When Andy goes to Kransten Academy his first reaction to Darkridge Hall is intrigue. Why is there so many Egyptian symbols all over the hall? He decides to look into the history of it. He isnt the only one who finds this place weird though. The new teacher, Mark, also feels the whole place is "off". One night Andy sees some strange dark shapes coming towards the hall. They are skulking and avoiding the light. Andy feels threatened by these shapes and grabs a camera to take a picture of them. He
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Toni
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Darkridge Hall is an Egyptian designed dorm for some of the students at Kransten Academy. Andy is one of those students. And Mark Harris, is the adult dorm supervisor and teacher at the Academy. Shadow people are killing residents of the small town of Bethlehem and when the number gets to 17 something horrific is supposed to happen. This book is labeled "horror" but I think I would call it a "thriller." It's target audience, to me, would be from middle grade to YA, probably leaning toward middle ...more
Randee Baty
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Well, I can say this for the book. The spelling and the punctuation were correct and the character's names stayed consistent through the whole thing. That's more than I can say for some books I've read lately.

If this is what the genre "paranormal young adult" is all about then I feel quite justified in completely skipping it. I won't recap the plot since that is readily available from review sites or booksellers and I don't want to have to think through it again. I marked a lot of passages as I
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Alexia Purdy
I got to read an ARC version of this story and let me tell you, I was having nightmares! Seriously scared the bejeezus out of me! This story was expertly woven to convey mystery, ghost stories, horror and ancient Egyptian magic, it was amazing.

Andy just started going to Kransten academy, but the building feels ‘off’ to him. Wondering if anyone else feels this way, he confides in his teacher, Mark, who is also sensitive to the energy emitting from the building. As they search for answers for stra
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Craig McGray
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Michael K. Rose, known mostly for his Sullivan's War series and other sci-fi stories, has put together an interesting YA novel and shown that he can write outside of the sci-fi genre. I'm not a big fan of YA usually, but I received an advanced copy of Darkridge Hall and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it really.

That said, the horror aspect of the book was along the YA line and since I usually read horror and dark stuff, that aspect was a bit flat for me. For a YA audience, or those not use
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Benjamin Wretlind
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I rarely read YA fiction, and when I did, it wasn't called that. (I don't even know what it was called back in my days of wandering through Waldenbooks looking for my next read.) Nevertheless, I love a good, clean yarn. In DARKRIDGE HALL, Mr. Rose has taken me back to a time when fiction was engaging, when staying up late to squeeze out another chapter was common place. In this novel, young Andy became me in my rather adventurous way, exploring dark places and solving mysteries as old as time. I ...more
Jaime
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
I am a fan of Michael K. Rose. I really enjoyed his Sullivan's War series, and thought his novel Chrysopteron was outstanding. The majority of his work is science fiction, so I was definitely curious to read a young adult supernatural tale from him. He did not disappoint. I felt the story started a little slow, but picked up pace quickly and grabbed my attention. I loved the paranormal aspects of the story, and the Egyptian history was very interesting. Michael has the ability to write in differ ...more
Daniel
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Author Michael K. Rose is back again with another well done piece of fiction. Darkridge Hall centers around Andy, Mr. Harris, and police chief Charles Buck as they hunt down the evil that lurks and find the answer to a series of bizarre deaths in the small town.

The writing is crisp, and the characters are fleshed out and believable. The setting is down to earth but with a sprinkle of magic that makes everything come to life.

This is the author's first in the 'Young Adult'(YA) horror genre and the
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Alyssa
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2014
ok so the writing and story of Darkridge Hall is a solid 4, if this was classified as a middle grade book. As a young adult book it is a tad juvenile.

Darkridge Hall has the feel of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. The mystery is entertaining and I loved all of the Egyptian mythology that surrounds the tale.

A great read for the beach or while traveling. It draws you in and holds your attention but it doesn't require much thought to follow the story line.
Claire Taylor
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this, and loved finding out what was happening as the story unfolded. I don’t tend to read horrors, but this book was easy to read and wasn’t too intense with the horror. It was light and entertaining, and reminded me of the adventure investigator type books I loved reading as a teenager.

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