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Readers are dying to get their hands on a copy of My Skull Possession. Literally.

Brighton Corley's ordinary teenage life becomes far more thrilling when she forges a friendship with Kate Dorn, the charming new girl at school. Together with an eccentric curiosity shop owner, they embark on a journey to discover the truth behind the mysterious book responsible for paralyzing
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Paperback, 278 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Brother Mockingbird
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Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
What a super fun and spooky read! 🎃
Loved it ♡


The autumn season is upon us and this YA thriller is the perfect book to get into the mood for it. Absolutely fabulous, super fun, and engaging, a great mystery with puzzling moments. With a bit of luck, your power might even cut out while you are reading, as mine did and it was perfect!

My Skull Possession is a book about a book that leads to the death of the reader in its possession. It is garnering quite a name for itself as more and more people se
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Seraphia
My Skull Possession by Lisa M. Miller tells the cryptic story of a young teenager by the name of Brighton Corley. Life was ordinary until a mysterious book makes an appearance and then some of the people who read the book end up dead. What is the truth behind the happenings? Brighton is going to learn more than she could have ever thought about this mysterious book and her best friend. The truth is never as cut and dry as it appears.
My Skull Possession is the first book that I have read by Lisa
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Dianne
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
My Skull Possession will appeal to young adult readers who enjoy a light and fun mystery that contains paranormal elements. Eleventh grader Brighton Corley wonders if a mysterious and tremendously popular book has supernatural powers attached to it. Brighton’s friend and classmate, Kate Dorn, helps to discover the truth about the book when it is seemingly tied into puzzling deaths of residents in the small town where the teenagers reside. Is there a rational explanation for the deaths or did peo ...more
Gayle B
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. This is a book you will read in one sitting. The story grabbed me right away and the excitement and tension did not let up. The descriptions of Brighton and Kate and what they were thinking and feeling were very good. I could imagine the two teenage girls planning their next moves as they try to find out what is behind the legend of My Skull Possession and reported deaths in people that read the book. Brighton starts reading it and some very strange things begin to happen to her ...more
Amanda Hash
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This was a quick, fun read that was less "thrilling" than I expected, but still quite interesting. I did feel like I was dumped into the middle of a story instead of starting from the beginning, but I forgot all about that as I got further along into the book. I had my suspicions about what was going on (and I was wrong, which was kinda a blow to my pride-- after all, I am an old adult, not a young one) and totally enjoyed the progression of the story and the characters.

For YA fans, this is def
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Jennifer Wilson
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This is about a teenage girl, Brighton. She’s friends with a new girl in town, Kate. They discover a book that Kate’s dad is selling in his bookstore, My Skull Possession, is being found to have been read by people who have recently died. These people were seeming healthy, and had no other health issues. So Brighton and Kate are determined to find out of this book is actually cursed, or if something else is going on.
I really enjoyed this book. It had the creepiness that I enjoy reading. And had
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Bonnie
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it


My Skull Possession is the right book to read during these times. I t shows how a little bit of the truth can be grasped by one and turned into a whole lot of trouble. Was the book dangerous? Only by reading the story will you know. Brighton is a character you won't soon forget. I hope that there are more adventures with Brighton and Kate. And it would be great if Peg and Orwin came along to help. My Skull Possession is a great read for these days of having to be inside. The story moves along f
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Alicia Kozak
Mar 21, 2020 rated it liked it
A fun, intriguing premise that will have you wanting to know more. Not super creepy, more a good introductory mystery for kids. A couple times it seemed I was missing something, like there should have been another sentence or paragraph to connect things. Moves a bit slow at first but picks up as the girls start to really investigate the book's origins. The book has a neat ending that could either be viewed as open-ended, or the setup for a sequel. Either way, a fun book for a kid who wants to tr ...more
Catherine / readingmypages
Mar 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
I absolutely hate writing a bad review. This book is...not very good. It jumps all over the place and I was left confused most of the time. I would have to turn back pages and reread. This book is not about witchcraft so if you’re here looking for spells and all that, this is not for you. It was more of a middle school genre mystery.
Sandra Zbierski
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book was labeled as a thriller but had so much more! Just when you thought it was leaning more towards the paranormal, a super unexpected mystery twist would keep you guessing. I loved how the chapters were titled. I became intrigued by each chapter heading and needed to keep reading! I really couldn't put the book down! It was a quick read that I didn't want to end. I am happy there could be a sequel to this. Fans of everything from thriller, suspense, horror will love it. There is somethin ...more
Csimplot Simplot
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!
Cece
Jul 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
“Missed opportunities and a story that felt more for a Middle Grade audience, My Skull Possession, though mysterious, did not fully deliver a terrifying narrative.”

The Story
A mysterious book.

Unsolved deaths.

Some possible link between the two.

And a teenager ready to discover the truth.

My Skull Possession is about the uncanny and how a book might drive readers to their demise.

My Thoughts
From the cover to the synopsis I felt nostalgia before reading My Skull Possession. The idea of the story remind
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Kimmie
"My Skull Possession" by Lisa M. Miller is the perfect blend of cozy mystery and paranormal thrills! Geared to middle-grade readers, it is creepy, but never too scary.

Main character Brighton is a typical teenager, dealing with school, friends, and parental requirements. On top of this, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery involving a scary book and a series of deaths. Watching Brighton and her friend Kate investigate is delightful, as they come across as realistic teenagers in their tho
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Karen Kinlaw
Oct 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book in October is a perfect introduction to the Halloween season! My Skull Possession is being passed around the middle school where I serve as a librarian and enjoyed! It has suspense, intrigue, imaginative details, and an easy pace to follow. My middle school students like the high-school-aged characters, the descriptions of their thoughts and feelings, and the spooky cemetery setting for scenes. The building tension keeps them wanting more.
As a teacher and librarian, I enjoy Lis
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S.K. Gregory
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
My Skull Possession is a book which seems to be scaring people to death. Brighton wants to find out the truth, along with her friend Kate. They research curses, looking for the answers. But a book can't kill people, can it?
The story was interesting and I wanted to find out what was going on. Brighton was a good character who was likeable. I would recommend it.
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Lisa M. Miller lives with her husband and children in the coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Her love for mystery, thriller, and horror began at a young age. She spent countless hours at the library searching for books that made her want to sleep with the lights on, especially anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King or Clive Barker. A framed picture sits on her desk of a nine-year-old girl r ...more

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