The Dead of Winter
After Michael's parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. He begins to suspect something is not quite right on the day he arrives when he spots a mysterious woman out in the frozen mists. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself. His... show more
After Michael's parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. He begins to suspect something is not quite right on the day he arrives when he spots a mysterious woman out in the frozen mists. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself. His guardian is rarely seen, and there's a malevolent force lurking in an old hallway mirror. As the chilling suspense builds, Michael realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many more secrets-both dead and alive.
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
Suspenseful and engaging, adults can enjoy Dead of Winter almost as much as a teen reader would. No profanity, sexual content, or over-the-top violence makes it a good choice for YA supernatural that never forgets its target audience.
Yikes! This one creeped me out. Didn't make it too far before I realized I was more likely to pee my pants then enjoy myself. Since that seemed a little too embarrassing I figured I would give it a rest.
When I was younger, I used to read lots of horror novels. The first time I raided my parents' bookshelves, I took Stephen King's Firestarter (which I enjoyed) and a German copy of Pet Sematary (that didn't work out so well – my German vocab just wasn't up to the task). I'm much more of a wimp now an...
I really went into this book reading it from the perspective of a juvenile. This book was wonderful, creepy and best of all, clean! It was able to be creepy enough with using no real violence and focosing on "scenery". Absolutely a fantastic book that I know I will be purchasing for my 10 year old n...
The beginning of the novel throws the reader straight into the story, with Michael’s mother dead and Michael being forced to move in with Sir Stephen – someone Michael’s dad once saved from death - at Hawton Mere. We see Michael move in to the mansion, and then the creepy stuff starts to kick off. C...
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