By Kim Harrington
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Thriller
Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who’s seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade’s school — until her untimely death last year. It’s up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?
I wish I could say I spent the last week with my nose plastered to my Kindle like I planned, but I was a slacker and bought a lot more than I read. I did it for the economy! Doing eggnog shots or staring off into space was only interesting for so long though, so I got back some reading mojo, remembered why I was so excited to pick up The Dead and Buried (Kim Harrington – YA – whoa!), and jumped into this creepy, twisty ghost story.