Okay, so I might be a little sensitive lately. My parents act oblivious to me, my old life is far away in San Francisco, and the gorgeous ...more
“Her right index finger had decomposed so much that just one long bone stuck out at the end. That bone was still resting on the organ key she had played about an hour ago.”
This was an okay ghost story, but I found it a bit predictable.
I did feel sorry for Phoebe at first. Having to leave her home and friends to move to England must have been really hard, and her parents ...more
Phoebe is moving with her stepfather,mother and little sister from california to england to live at her stepfathers ancestral home. Its all because Phoebe did something horrible...
But what? She cant remember exactly.
Then there is her little sister who she loves deeply but she cant help but be resentful of how all her stepfather and mothers attention has shifted to revolve completely aroundTabby.
Phoebe is being ignored and feel hurt even if she tries to be mature about it.
And now they are in ...more
Within the first 30 pages of reading, I had laughed quite a few times. After that though, Haunted had taken a serious tone. And then a while after that, it seemed like Phoebe’s thoughts were so sc ...more
How can I even begin to describe just how bizarre and poorly thought-out this book is? Now, I love me a good ghost story when it's well done, but this book is so full of random bizarreness, I just can't even (as the young kids say).
We start out with Phoebe, a teenager whose mom, baby sister, and stepdad have moved to England. At first Phoebe speaks in dire and oddly guilt-stricken tones about the horrible thing she did but cannot remember, the thing that was so awful th ...more
An American family is moving from San Francisco to the husband’s family mansion in England, all because of something Phoebe, the older girl did not long ago.
Even now that they’re settling in their new home, the parents (mother ...more
Phoebe and her family have relocated to England to her step dad's ...more
For fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Haunted is an epic YA paranormal thriller set in contemporary times, but with a twist that might just leave you up at night. This book introduces a new genre of YA all by itself, bringing mystery, romance, action, and lots of paranormal elements to the table. Meanwhile, earning itself a four-star review. It plays with your head. It m ...more
I felt sorry for Phoebe. Moving to another country would obviously be hard, without all the haunted house stuff and everything else!
The main problem I had with this was how predictable it was. I could see the "twist" coming fairly early on, as it was made very, very obvious. If it hadn't been so obvious and predictable, I probably would have enjoyed the book more.
The ending was alright, But I still didn't love it.
Overall, Okay ...more
Haunted by Lynn Carthage is just the kind of young adult novel that I like to read. My only experience with YA as a young person was reading R.L. Stine, Lois Duncan, and Christopher Pike, and Haunted is definitely in their league. It was a very nostalgic read.
Because I read so many paranormal, slightly horror YA novels back in the 90s, Haunted was very predictable. I called Phoebe's secret almost immediately, but that took nothing away ...more
Review also posted on my blog, Can't Stop Won't Stop Books.
Moving to my stepfather's English country mansion sounded so promising. But the Arnaud Manor is neglected and unwelcoming, and I get the feeling it isn't exactly uninhabited. Something wants to hurt us--especially my little sister, Tabby.
Okay, so I might be a little sensitive lately. My parents act oblivious to me, my old life is far away in San Fra ...more
The book starts when the family arrives to the Arnaund mansion in England after the main character Phoebe did something that made the entire family have to move not to another city or state but to a different country. We see from the begining that her parents are tip toing around her, paying more attention to her little sister than her, sighing when she gives the slightest indication that she is a moody teenager so she trie ...more
Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy #1) tries to give an original twist to probably the most well-known ghost story plot in the world (protagonist moves into large home that turns out to be haunted) and up to some degree, it succeeds.
Phoebe Irving is sixteen years old when her parents decide to move from San Francisco all the way to rural England. She knows it must be because she did something bad, something she can’t remember ...more
The main character Phoebe is a teenage girl who can’t remember what she did to make her parents move from sunny California to gloomy England. All she really knows it must of been pretty bad for them to move thousands of miles. I liked phoebe right from the beginning, she’s a swimmer and loves to read and i want to be a “Literary Mermaid
Is Phoebe begin ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by this debut novel. I thought it was well ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. I just started it this morning and I couldn't put it down. From the moment Phoebe and her family arrived at the Arnaud Manor, you get the feeling that there is something wrong with the mansion. The author does a great job of describing Phoebe's first impressions and that sense that something is watching her. This book can get pretty creepy at times. Madame Arnaud is a terrifying character ...more
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