What a great recommendation it was, this book is fantastically good and fantastically creepy!
At the time I got this book, it was free on Amazon, I think it might be 99p now, but so worth it!
This is a book that was recommended to me by a book blogging friend. AJ has also written a review on this book, and her tweets and review made me want to read this. Her review is here: http://wp.me/p4xJbf-kd
Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind… Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.
This book is amazing and so creepy. I read it over the Easter weekend and couldn’t stop reading it until it was finished. The book just made me need to know what happened, was everyone going to be OK? Were the dolls real?
Sophie and her friend Jay play with a ouiji board, and after that bad things happen. So, Sophie goes to stay with her cousins and Uncle in Skye. She hasn’t seen them for a long long time, so when they greet her she finds them all a bit unnerving. Lilias is scared of bones! even the bones inside her! Cameron is a mix of things, cold, angry and sometimes nice! Then there is Rebecca, the girl that died, the girl that kept all the Frozen Charlotte dolls in her room. Sophie wants to know more and so she starts her quest……
The range of characters in this book are really good, each one is unique and very imaginative by the author. The main character Sophie is so brave, she goes into the room with the dolls and all sorts!! The characters left me guessing if they were bad, or if it was the dolls that were causing the mayhem. It was all very spooky. Actually when I first started reading it, my kindle went all weird…it started making crackling noises and then switched itself off!!! You can imagine I was a little freaked. I read the rest of it with the lights on!
The pace of this book is great, each chapter brings new suspicions and fears, its all very cleverly written with great descriptions. The author describes the island of Skye in some ways to sound really beautiful, and in other ways, like the school house and its surrounding areas to be a place I would never want to go. I live in Scotland and if I ever visit Skye, I will be sure to stay away from any dolls I see there!
I really want to rave about this book, because it was so good. I even read parts out to my Husband – who wasn’t really interested, but I wanted to share. Now I can share with you, my readers! 😉
If you have read this book or are going to read it, let me know your thoughts. Its the kind of book I would love to chat about.
Available on Amazon
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Stripes Publishing (1 Oct. 2014)