Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Enchanted Attic (Shivers, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Enchanted Attic (Shivers, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Enchanted Attic (Shivers #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  187 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Do Mice Make Music?

Nicole and her sister Casey move into an old house. Nicole thinks the nighttime noises she hears are nothing more than the scurrying of mice. Then she starts to hear eerie music coming through her ceiling. She realizes with a cold, clammy shiver that something far more terrifying than mice must be in the house. . . . And it is up to her to find out what
Paperback, 122 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Paradise Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Enchanted Attic, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Enchanted Attic

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Feb 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is the start of a series called Shivers, kind of like a spinoff of R.L Stines Goosebumps series. This is the first one I have read and it was better than I thought it was going to be. Basically its about this girl Nicole who moves into a house in Boston with her family after her father accepts a job with the Boston Globe. Nicole hears things in the attic at night, almost like mice scratching around and she swears she can hear voices too. One day while in the study she finds a secret tu ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book when I was in middle school, and reading it again was really nostalgic. Everything Spenser includes in her writing, from the original (and at times funny, E.G. "horsey teeth") descriptions of characters to the easy-to-follow dialogue creates a book that hopefully kids will continue to read as the years go by.
Nov 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. This is about a girl that moves into this house and every night she hears singing. So then she finds out that there are enchanted dolls in the attic and only light will stop them.

I read this book in 5th grade and I found it very intresting, especially when she found the old flag in the attic.
Matt Garcia
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable young adult horror story that is reminiscent of the Goosebumps series (which in my opinion is always a good thing) The characters were likable and the mystery was a bit creepy. Nicely done.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I saw my local thrift store had the first 12 books in this series for 99 cents each so o had to buy them all.

It's clearly a knock off of Goosebumps. Shivers? Really?

The book is pretty well written, at times it felt more mature than what I was expecting.

I'm gonna be honest though, it took almost half the book for them to even find the attic and the doll from the cover doesn't show up until way late in the book (page 85ish of 120). Even then nothing really creepy happens until the last 10 or so p
Andrew Sammut
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
i read this book quite a while ago. it is about dolls that come alive in the attic and the main character Casey helps to open the curtains as they only come alive in the dark and moved about or changed facial expressions !!! the spirits in the dolls were the old housekeepers family :)) very creepy and despite not being an original idea it was still quite interesting.
P.S. Winn
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun to read this book that is a young adult read as two sisters find more than they expected in an old house they live in.
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Found this one on the YA shelf at work. I think the cover drew me in. Read it in an hour- and it's a pretty good read! I'd hand this one to fans of Mary Downing Hahn or Goosebumps. The writing is tight and the story moves pretty quick. Nicole is a bit of bully to her little sister, but grows by the end.
Marina Kelawon
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is the first I read from the Shivers series and I absolutely loved it!
Ishmal Ahtsham
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book about two kids who discover something odd going on in the attic. A very enjoyable book! Simply wonderful!
Saakshi Roy
It didn't let me sleep at night... it was so DAMN good... i liked Nicole...and Casey. MD Spenser's great!
Rebecca Harrison
rated it did not like it
Feb 14, 2015
Stefani - SpelingExpirt
rated it really liked it
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was a very scary book! I loved it!
rated it liked it
Sep 14, 2010
Tamia Polarhedgemunk
rated it it was amazing
Oct 17, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Feb 06, 2013
Brit ☾
rated it it was amazing
Sep 24, 2017
alicia croy
rated it it was amazing
May 21, 2015
Nimisha Srivastava
rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2016
John Martin
rated it did not like it
Dec 10, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2013
rated it really liked it
Oct 21, 2017
Marcelline Marie
rated it it was amazing
Jul 14, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Sep 11, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Mar 30, 2015
Yolande Bird
rated it liked it
Feb 28, 2015
rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Sep 13, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Shivers series 2 10 Aug 31, 2014 09:40AM  
  • Dangerous Dolls of Delaware (American Chillers, #12)
  • The Haunting (House on Cherry Street, #1)
  • Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Special, #1)
  • Encyclopedia Horrifica: Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More
  • A Ghost in the House
  • Diary of a Mad Mummy (Give Yourself Goosebumps, #10)
  • The Twins Go to the Hospital (Sweet Valley Kids, #20)
  • PaperQuake: A Puzzle
  • Haunted Kids
  • Vulpes the Red Fox
  • Book of Earth (Diadem, Worlds of Magic, #5)
M.D. Spenser is a children's author, journalist and music critic. Born in the United States, he lives now in the UK.

"The Enchanted Attic," Book 1 of his popular SHIVERS series of novels for children, was republished as an e-book in August 2011. It is available at, Barnes & Noble, Sony and iBookstory. Book 2, "A Ghastly Shade of Green," and Book 3, "Ghost Writer," followed shortly
More about M.D. Spenser...

Other Books in the Series

Shivers (1 - 10 of 36 books)
  • A Ghastly Shade of Green (Shivers, #2)
  • Ghost Writer (Shivers, #3)
  • The Animal Rebellion (Shivers, #4)
  • The Locked Room (Shivers, #5)
  • The Haunting House (Shivers, #6)
  • The Awful Apple Orchard (Shivers, #7)
  • Terror on Troll Mountain (Shivers, #8)
  • التعويذة الغامضة
  • The Curse of the New Kid (Shivers, #10)
  • خمَّن من القادم على العشاء؟

Young Adult Deals

  • The Silent Shield (Kingfountain #5)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Orphan Train Girl
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Alone
    $17.99 $2.99
  • Gateway to Fourline (The Fourline Trilogy, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Scourge of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood, #3)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Period 8
    $6.74 $0.99
  • The Blight of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood, #2)
    $3.99 $2
  • The Forsaken Throne (Kingfountain #6)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Caraval (Caraval, #1)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Rebel Genius
    $6.38 $2.99
  • Dreamology
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Fear the Drowning Deep
    $16.99 $1.99
  • What We Saw
    $5.99 $1.99
  • The Grand Tour: or The Purloined Coronation Regalia (Cecilia and Kate, #2)
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Blur  (Blur Trilogy #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Insignia (Insignia, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Blood Rose Rebellion
    $9.99 $1.99
  • When You Reach Me
    $7.99 $1.99
  • If I Was Your Girl
    $9.99 $2.99