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285 pages, Hardcover
First published August 28, 2018
“People think that ghosts only come out at night, or on Halloween, when the world is dark and the walls are thin. But the truth is, ghosts are everywhere.”
“Once there was a woman, a beauty with fair skin and black hair, and a little boy who loved to wander.”
“Embrace your strange, dear daughter. Where’s the fun in being normal?”
ETA: Queen Schwab has now joined the small, elite group of authors who has hit bestsellers lists in Adult, YA, and Children's releases, and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. 💖
Some people call it intuition, others second sight. That tickle at the edge of your senses, telling you there’s something more.
Crossing the Veil is like opening the closet door. Of course, the difference is, monsters aren’t real. The closet was always empty. The Veil… not so much.
The living may take strength from love and hope, but the dead grow strong on darker things. On pain and anger and regret.
But we both know Jacob’s not a normal ghost, just like I’m not a normal girl. Not anymore. There was an accident. A bike. A frozen river.
I wish I could slip my hand into his. Give him some of my warmth. But all I can do is promise that I won’t let him freeze. That I’ll never leave him behind. Where you go, I go.
If we were in a comic book, this would be our origin story. Some people get a spider bite, or a vat of acid. We got a river.
:: rep :: Indian side character
:: content warnings :: death (mostly of children), abduction (mostly of children)
// buddy read with banshee #1 and banshee #2
Thank you to Scholastic for sending me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review! This did not affect my opinion in any way.
"Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure. "
""Stories have power," she says. "So long as you believe them.""
"So we pile into the cab, two parents, one kid, a ghost, and a ticked-off cat, and we head for the airport."