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When darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play. Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events. Ghost Park After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children. A Haunting Past Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died tw When darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play. Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events. Ghost Park After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children. A Haunting Past Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died two hundred years ago, blames him for the tribe’s extinction. The Manor On The Rocks Grey, damp and surrounded by jagged rocks, Calla Lily’s new home isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also haunted by the world’s most evil boy. A Medieval Nightmare When Ellie and Brandon get trapped in a medieval museum that’s a bit too real, they fall under a spell and become pivotal players in a ghostly regime. A Watery Grave A camping trip becomes a heart-pounding race for survival when Justine meets a ghost who’s determined to change her fate by trading bodies with a living entity.


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When darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play. Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events. Ghost Park After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children. A Haunting Past Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died tw When darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play. Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events. Ghost Park After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children. A Haunting Past Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died two hundred years ago, blames him for the tribe’s extinction. The Manor On The Rocks Grey, damp and surrounded by jagged rocks, Calla Lily’s new home isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also haunted by the world’s most evil boy. A Medieval Nightmare When Ellie and Brandon get trapped in a medieval museum that’s a bit too real, they fall under a spell and become pivotal players in a ghostly regime. A Watery Grave A camping trip becomes a heart-pounding race for survival when Justine meets a ghost who’s determined to change her fate by trading bodies with a living entity.

30 review for Haunted

  1. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    "Life is unfair; find a new way to deal with it." This was a short anthology of kids spooky ghost stories. I stress the kid part of this as the stories were pretty basic and easy to read. The stories were pretty tame and...after reading the information about the author, I'd say they felt more like screen plays than actual stories. They were short and not terribly fleshed out. Most stories had quick motions the characters did, speaking and quotes and then ended - there was little reflection, build "Life is unfair; find a new way to deal with it." This was a short anthology of kids spooky ghost stories. I stress the kid part of this as the stories were pretty basic and easy to read. The stories were pretty tame and...after reading the information about the author, I'd say they felt more like screen plays than actual stories. They were short and not terribly fleshed out. Most stories had quick motions the characters did, speaking and quotes and then ended - there was little reflection, build up, story or anything else. Great camp fire stories, maybe for little ones (especially the skull story about Truce) but maybe not the most interesting for adults to read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Miranda

    I guess I was mislead into the book, thinking this was a collection of short horror stories, when in fact this is a children's book? I don't really know, all I do know is this one was definetely not for me. The writing - perhaps intended at a much, much younger audience than my years - was tentative and immature at best, there was no horror at all, the elements of surprise were not present, albeit the basic plots held a bit of interest to them, if only it had been done well. There was no startli I guess I was mislead into the book, thinking this was a collection of short horror stories, when in fact this is a children's book? I don't really know, all I do know is this one was definetely not for me. The writing - perhaps intended at a much, much younger audience than my years - was tentative and immature at best, there was no horror at all, the elements of surprise were not present, albeit the basic plots held a bit of interest to them, if only it had been done well. There was no startling moments, it was like reading a dettached account of the stories, with far too much tell and no show at all. I ended up putting it down before I finished, as my time for reading is precious and I wasn't getting any pleasure out of it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    This book was entertaining but a lot of the stories felt like the actual ending was missing. I love a good ghost story however it needs to feel real and these stories didn’t. I felt that they were cut short and there was more to them. I received this book from For Love of a Book ARO program

  4. 5 out of 5

    Swati Sharma

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I got this ebook for an honest review a few days back. It's not really my genre because I'm a chicken-hearted person already. So, this book has short stories with different characters facing a different kind of situation and ghost (obviously!!). First few stories I felt were for kids so I liked them a lot (as they revealed the ghost and I could really find out where the story was going). But last story and last few lines just got the breath out of me. As I said, many may not feel like me as they I got this ebook for an honest review a few days back. It's not really my genre because I'm a chicken-hearted person already. So, this book has short stories with different characters facing a different kind of situation and ghost (obviously!!). First few stories I felt were for kids so I liked them a lot (as they revealed the ghost and I could really find out where the story was going). But last story and last few lines just got the breath out of me. As I said, many may not feel like me as they might be brave but when its dark and lonely and scary, I cannot help but get frightened of almost everything. Overall I loved the book and I think it could be really good for adults like me and teenagers who are looking for scary books and would want to develop an interest in them. It is very well written and plot for each story is very simple but different. All the stories are equally haunting more or less (except the last one). You can imagine that, even when I read this last story during the day (afternoon 2 pm) when everybody was at home (that was the plan, so I won't be alone while reading this one :)), I freaked out when I saw my image on the glass in front of me after closing the PDF. Phhheeeewwwww.... Thank You, @HeatherBeck, for sharing the book, I loved it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Five short spooky stories ranging from simple to complex. Ghost children, a talking skull, a spoilt brat, a small museum adventure and an imminent possession. Favourite story would have to be the ghost children at the park. Simple, a little spooky and could’ve ended so differently but felt the most realistic out of all of the stories.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alina

    A decent collection of ghost stories that although, may not scare you, still hold your attention by establishing intriguing story lines and interesting characters. Although each story tends to be a bit cliché, and end predictably, they still hold up and entertain.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Loretta

    I really liked the, stories they were well written, scary and weird at the same time. I would differently recommend it to anyone likes short horror stories

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tony Parsons

    Ghost Park Mrs. Macmillan (wife/mother), Mr. Macmillan (husband/father, arborist), & Chase Macmillan (daughter) were enjoying their evening meal. Mr. Macmillan informed the family he was about to embark on the Deer Hill Landscape project. Jenny (neighbor girl) had been lost in that forest for 2 days. Mr. Daniels told Mr. Macmillan Family Value Superstore wanted to open in 2 weeks. Chase mean while was getting signatures to stop the project. Who is Phillip Oscar, & Melina Oscar? A Haunting Past Mr. L Ghost Park Mrs. Macmillan (wife/mother), Mr. Macmillan (husband/father, arborist), & Chase Macmillan (daughter) were enjoying their evening meal. Mr. Macmillan informed the family he was about to embark on the Deer Hill Landscape project. Jenny (neighbor girl) had been lost in that forest for 2 days. Mr. Daniels told Mr. Macmillan Family Value Superstore wanted to open in 2 weeks. Chase mean while was getting signatures to stop the project. Who is Phillip Oscar, & Melina Oscar? A Haunting Past Mr. Lando (principal) had given the OK, for an end-of-the yr. field trip. Colby Hamilton (brother), Truce Hamilton (17), & the rest of the HS students were looking forward to it. Mrs. Duff was the chaperone. Whispering Groves Conservation Park. Chief Bear (Nippian tribe leader, mannequin) greeted everyone. Mr. Green Mikwalla was going to give a historical presentation. What happened to Truce (Coby’s brother)? The Manor on The Rocks Calla Lily Milroy 17, daughter, was arguing with Mrs. Milroy (wife/mother), & Mr. James Milroy, (husband/father), about having to live in Rockville. Calla is going to get a Golden Retriever. The pups name is Clipper. The Hucklebones used to live in the Milroy’s newly acquired house. What is their story? A Medieval Nightmare Brandon Wilkinson, & Ellie Seater (Brandon’s BFF) were making fun of the Ultimate Medieval Museum commercial TV commercial. Mr. Snow (10th grade history teacher) was trying to promote his friends Ultimate Medieval Museum. Who is Candor? A Watery Grave Justine Monroe (13, daughter), helped Mr. Monroe (father) carry the luggage into the cabin. Mr. Alistair Roswell (father, cabin owner) introduced Kimmy Roswell (daughter) to them. Deep Creek. Who is Papiya? I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own. A very awesome book cover, & great font/writing style. 5 very well written ghost short stories (paranormal; Fantasy; Mystery; Suspense) (book). It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. All of them could also make another great paranormal movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars. Thank you for the free Goodreads; Making Connections; Making Connections discussion group talk; Treasure Cove Books Treasure Cove Books; Author; PDF book Tony Parsons (Washburn)

  9. 4 out of 5

    Queenielyn

    **The ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review** To start off the review for Haunted, honestly I thought the entirety of the book was well-written, intelligible enough for any readers to read at anytime of the year whether getting ready for Halloween or just simply taking a break from contemporary books (including other genres). Haunted has five short stories to appreciate which all may or may not come to your liking. I personally enjoyed reading the first short story just **The ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review** To start off the review for Haunted, honestly I thought the entirety of the book was well-written, intelligible enough for any readers to read at anytime of the year whether getting ready for Halloween or just simply taking a break from contemporary books (including other genres). Haunted has five short stories to appreciate which all may or may not come to your liking. I personally enjoyed reading the first short story just because I thought it pretty much got me at the edge of my seat. Moreover, the second story - A Haunting Past was the one that made me laugh which was unexpected, really because clearly this is a horror genre. Furthermore, I don't normally read horror. This might be the first. I feel proud for overcoming it. Manor on the Rocks was also one I enjoyed because of the bravery of the girl to finish off the boy who caused her discomfort towards her family and the home that would have been in a peaceful state. After that, I had a hard time focusing so much since it got me tedious and my attention has been wandering off if I don't truly enjoy them. However, I took note of how the author was much into the history background of the current situation and all the whys and hows had happened for them to encounter such paranormal events and I liked that idea. For the most part that I have noticed was the character development. Especially I would have to mention that a teenager in one of the short story lacks maturity. That has not truly mold characters which I can say that it has failed on that aspect. All things considered, Haunted certainly has the potential to attract more readers towards horror genre. I also would highlight very much how history background of paranormal events happening has made it more engaging, informative but then again putting aside the shortcomings - maybe for other readers it will be your next horror read to be added on your TBR shelf!

  10. 4 out of 5

    00mongoose

    When I read a short horror story, I need it to build a world for me. Give me enough character information to where I want to jump into the pages and back hand that spooky Spector whom is trying to harm someone I now have a connection to. To pepper in enough supernatural elements, making me anxious to see the final act in all its spine chilling horror. All while doing this in a very limited number of pages. Heather Beck's Haunted did just that. This ghostly gem delivers 5 short horror stories ran When I read a short horror story, I need it to build a world for me. Give me enough character information to where I want to jump into the pages and back hand that spooky Spector whom is trying to harm someone I now have a connection to. To pepper in enough supernatural elements, making me anxious to see the final act in all its spine chilling horror. All while doing this in a very limited number of pages. Heather Beck's Haunted did just that. This ghostly gem delivers 5 short horror stories ranging from talking skulls, haunted museums, possessed play sets and all with ghostly apparitions who want to drag you kicking and screaming to their side of the veil. Haunted is very well written and has a young adult or slightly younger vibe to it that nostalgically reminds me of my days devouring goose bumps and are you afraid of the dark stories. I give it 3.5*. I received this book through the 'For love of the book" ARO program.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    *I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchage for an honest review* 2 stars. This collection of 5 short stories was ok. I can see the appeal for kids reading this as they were entertaing enough. Unfortunately they werent really for me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Some stories are quite good. I really loved Ghost Park and A Medieval Nightmare.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andra Nicoara

    These stories are probably scarier for a younger audience, but they are enjoyable.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Zhra

    It’s a middle grade horror stories. Not good ones though.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC Reviews Ghost Park – Ghost Park was a nice little story that was slightly creepy without being too scary. I liked that the main character, Chase, was interested in preserving the environment while still being sympathetic to her dad's plight of needing a job. I thought Ghost Park also had a great message about how important it can be to let go of the hurts of the past in order to get on with living life. Overall, it was probably my favorite story in the anthology and a pretty Reviewed for THC Reviews Ghost Park – Ghost Park was a nice little story that was slightly creepy without being too scary. I liked that the main character, Chase, was interested in preserving the environment while still being sympathetic to her dad's plight of needing a job. I thought Ghost Park also had a great message about how important it can be to let go of the hurts of the past in order to get on with living life. Overall, it was probably my favorite story in the anthology and a pretty enjoyable read. Star Rating: **** A Haunting Past – Somehow this story, with its talking skull, possessed mannequin, and a vengeful spirit that keeps mis-hearing names struck me as more funny than creepy or scary. In some ways, it reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo. However, the fact that A Haunting Past seemed kind of silly to me might just be because I'm a grown-up. I can see how kids, especially more sensitive ones, might truly find it frightening, since Truce, the main character is being chased by a ghost with murder on its mind. I have to say that I agreed with the girl who got herself punished for wondering out loud why they would build a conservation park dedicated to a man who'd caused so much destruction and wish that point had been explained a little better. I also would have liked to have seen a little more of Truce's relationship with his brother, and perhaps an admission from Truce that he understood where Colby was coming from after his experience at the park. Overall though, A Haunting Past was a decent story that should entertain kids, even if I did spent most of it smiling. Star Rating: ***1/2 The Manor on the Rocks (aka Rockville ) – In my opinion, this was the creepiest of The Horror Diaries stories in this anthology so far, probably owing to the villain being a child who had committed some pretty heinous acts. No details were given, so it wasn't an incredibly hard-hitting story, just slightly more disturbing. I would have liked to have known a little more about why he was compelled to do these things and how he died, because as written he was pretty one-dimensional and was also perhaps a little too easily dispatched. I think that Calla Lily's parents being possessed and coming after her added to the fright factor. Calla Lilly was OK as the main character, but I didn't find her to be quite as interesting or likable as the protagonists in the other stories, mainly because she could be rather whiny. Overall, not a bad little horror tale, but a few things could have been better. Star Rating: ***1/2 A Medieval Nightmare – I love all things medieval, so this was one of my favorite stories in this anthology. The castle, knights, tournament and such made for a pretty fun read that was just slightly scary. The joker's riddle was easy to figure out, although perhaps it wouldn't be as easy for kids as it was for me. There were a couple of things near the end of the story that seemed a little silly and clichéd, but overall, I had a pretty good time reading this one. Star Rating: **** A Watery Grave – This story was rather interesting with its ghostly legend and potential body-snatching spectre. It also had a good plot twist that I partially saw coming, although not in quite the way it happened, which means that kids might be even more surprised by it than I was. The story wrapped up in a rather open-ended way which left me with mixed feelings, but overall, this was a fun, creepy read. Star Rating: **** Each of the individual stories had some things that I thought could have been a bit better, but overall, Haunted was a pretty good anthology of scary tales for kids. Even though most of the protagonists were teenagers, my guess is that the plots are probably too simplistic to hold the attention of older, more sophisticated readers, but the book still has just enough advanced vocabulary to possibly challenge elementary readers. In my opinion, Haunted would probably be best-suited to kids in the 7-10 (perhaps up to 12) age range who enjoy ghost stories. Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

    Originally posted at: http://aurorareviews.blogspot.com/201... Are you afraid of the dark? This book will give you five great reasons to pull the covers over your head if you’re not doing so already. “A Haunting Past” starts out a little slow but it quickly builds up steam. The twist at the end wasn’t something I had anticipated and more than makes up for the rocky beginning. I was also surprised to see Truce getting help in his battle against Bear from an unexpected source. The relationship betwe Originally posted at: http://aurorareviews.blogspot.com/201... Are you afraid of the dark? This book will give you five great reasons to pull the covers over your head if you’re not doing so already. “A Haunting Past” starts out a little slow but it quickly builds up steam. The twist at the end wasn’t something I had anticipated and more than makes up for the rocky beginning. I was also surprised to see Truce getting help in his battle against Bear from an unexpected source. The relationship between Bear and this source was something I figured out early on in the story but it did provide a solid explanation for Bear’s motives. The ghost in “The Manor on the Rock” is far more menacing than the ones in the rest of this collection. As the plot thickened I read it with a pounding heart honestly not knowing what would happen next. This was the only story in the collection that is not appropriate for younger or sensitive audiences. It was by far the best one in the collection, though, and is something I highly recommend for adult and young adult readers alike. “A Medieval Nightmare” blends humor and horror effortlessly. It’s a solid, well-told tale that answered just enough questions to resolve most plot points without bogging the reader down with unnecessary details. I really liked the quick thinking of Ellie and Brandon as well as the fact that neither one could be said to be the exclusive hero of the story. What would you do if a ghost wanted to trade bodies with you? A Watery Grave explores this question thoroughly. I figured out how it would end early on but still found the final paragraph to be deliciously chilling. This story could easily be expanded into a full length novel or followed up by a sequel. I don’t know if Ms. Beck is planning to follow up with Justine and the other characters in the future but I’d be thrilled to hear from them again. Unfortunately “Ghost Park” was bogged down with a slow beginning and uneven pacing. While the ghosts were truly frightening I would have liked to see a more thorough explanation of their back-stories. The bits and pieces we were given were intriguing but they never quite snapped together to explain how the children died or why they were trapped in this plane. This was the weakest story in the collection and the only one I didn’t particularly enjoy despite rooting for the plucky main character, Chase. This is actually the first story in the anthology but I chose to review it last so my review, though pointed, wouldn't prevent anyone from choosing to read this clever group of short stories. While all of the protagonists are teenagers in this collection the writing will be more appealing to students in late elementary or early middle school. The Manor on the Rock is fairly intense and more appropriate for older readers who aren’t easily spooked but the rest of these stories could be enjoyed by kids as young as eight. I recommend Haunted for anyone who is in the mood for something frightening. These creepy stories will stick with you long after you’ve put down the book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anila Hoxha

    This was an interesting light horror read. It wasn’t that bone-chilling, or extremely scary, but it was quite interesting. The stories started getting creepier, and honestly I don’t know if that was what the author intended. The book starts with a not-so-scary story, but as the stories go on, I see some rising of the creepy factor. If this book was read by a normal reader, he would have found it incredibly scary, but for a horror lover not so much. I actually enjoyed the last story. All these sto This was an interesting light horror read. It wasn’t that bone-chilling, or extremely scary, but it was quite interesting. The stories started getting creepier, and honestly I don’t know if that was what the author intended. The book starts with a not-so-scary story, but as the stories go on, I see some rising of the creepy factor. If this book was read by a normal reader, he would have found it incredibly scary, but for a horror lover not so much. I actually enjoyed the last story. All these stories included ghosts, and even though some parts were the usual cliché scenarios (only some parts), overall I enjoyed reading about the legends. The legends included different cultures and time periods, making the stories differ from each-other. In the first story the ghost children can't handle sunlight, because their skin will be burnt. (Do I sense some vampires here?) I feel like the stories had potential. If only some cliché parts were removed, and some interesting plot twists were described better, I think that the stories could have been much creepier. It is a shame, because I really liked the stories, the legends, and the uniqueness of the ghosts, but sometimes the writing style made it less scary. I think that this would be a perfect book for readers, who want to enter the dark side (those who want to start reading horror). If you are transitioning into the horror genre, I would recommend this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pennie

    I must admit, my favorite genre is the horror/ghost stories and this collection of supernatural nail biting and knee knocking suspense is not for the weary. Don't say I didn't warn you... Five tales of unimaginative and spine tingling pleasure - The most enjoyable story in this collection would have to be 'The Manor on the Rock'. Quote: "The Rockville citizens didn't understand it either, after all, how many elderly people can throw a middle-aged woman off a cliff? Positive the boy was in grave, p I must admit, my favorite genre is the horror/ghost stories and this collection of supernatural nail biting and knee knocking suspense is not for the weary. Don't say I didn't warn you... Five tales of unimaginative and spine tingling pleasure - The most enjoyable story in this collection would have to be 'The Manor on the Rock'. Quote: "The Rockville citizens didn't understand it either, after all, how many elderly people can throw a middle-aged woman off a cliff? Positive the boy was in grave, perhaps supernatural danger, many people tried to free the boy. No one ever successful. The Hucklebones always managed to escape the wrath of the townspeople bu throwing them off the cliff'. The characters are well structured in all five stories to lead us into the suspicious tremor of disturbing consequence. So read carefully because not every clattering bump in the night are from inside these pages... And your living room is suddenly engulfed with paranoia, a sour taste develops in your mouth as you slowly start to swallow and your eyes flit around the room a mile a minute... RUN. An entertaining read, I thoroughly enjoyed all the 'Haunted' tales.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lenore Wolfe

    Ghost Park is about a young girl who wishes to save a piece of land that is to be turned into a large, chain shopping center. She wishes that her father would not be part of the destruction of this land, but her father needs the job--and her family needs the money. However, when two young ghosts show her their parents grave and lock her in a ship, hidden from human eyes, Chase learns a lesson of a different kind--one that just might change her mind. I loved, A Haunted Past, where Truce becomes eme Ghost Park is about a young girl who wishes to save a piece of land that is to be turned into a large, chain shopping center. She wishes that her father would not be part of the destruction of this land, but her father needs the job--and her family needs the money. However, when two young ghosts show her their parents grave and lock her in a ship, hidden from human eyes, Chase learns a lesson of a different kind--one that just might change her mind. I loved, A Haunted Past, where Truce becomes emeshed in an old war between the ghost of Bear, who had killed a boy from the past who was also named Truce, for vilolating a law he had made to keep their blood pure. Full of ancient Native American lore, this story had me turning the page to find out what would happe next. Kids and parents alike will love this story. I found it funny, spooky, and very well written. This story completely sucked me in. I haven't enjoyed a story so much in a long time. More to come with the others in this anthology. Young adults who love ghost stories and a little mystery will love these stories. I give them 5 stars and highly recommend them as must reads!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michael Mardel

    Haunted by Beck is an anthology of 5 stories, all dealing with some horror. #1 has a young girl meeting 100 year old ghosts and wanting to save their wooden playground. But will she change her mind? #2 is also in a park, venerating Indians. One boy has a name like Bruce who is chased by one large ghost and helped by another. He escapes but there's one missing in the head count. #3 is a haunted house with only Calle Lilly seeing the ghosts. Will she save her family? #4 is definitely a nightmare i Haunted by Beck is an anthology of 5 stories, all dealing with some horror. #1 has a young girl meeting 100 year old ghosts and wanting to save their wooden playground. But will she change her mind? #2 is also in a park, venerating Indians. One boy has a name like Bruce who is chased by one large ghost and helped by another. He escapes but there's one missing in the head count. #3 is a haunted house with only Calle Lilly seeing the ghosts. Will she save her family? #4 is definitely a nightmare in a medieval castle where two of the school group are caught in a time warp. Definitely scary. Last is #5 where a young ghost takes on the body of another. Will the protagonist survive? Well-developed stories with some cliffhangers. A slight whiff of possibility in all of them.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lady Rogue

    Considering my own kids are grown up, I haven't taken the time to read many children novels lately. But when I read this book, it brought back memories of my own childhood. You know the ones about that one creepy house that all your friends dare you to go into or perhaps you were told one of the local urban legends that kept you up at night. Haunted held that essence of creepy within its pages. Five short stories filled with fantasy, legend, and horror and written in a fun and fast pace that wil Considering my own kids are grown up, I haven't taken the time to read many children novels lately. But when I read this book, it brought back memories of my own childhood. You know the ones about that one creepy house that all your friends dare you to go into or perhaps you were told one of the local urban legends that kept you up at night. Haunted held that essence of creepy within its pages. Five short stories filled with fantasy, legend, and horror and written in a fun and fast pace that will appeal to readers of all ages. I don't want to go into giving to much of the stories away, as they are short stories, but some of these stories reminded me of the old adage..."No good need goes unpunished."

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Lopez

    These are referred to as the “horror diaries,” which are basically a collection of scary stories. But don’t be fooled by this. They are not scary at all. In one story, Chase tries to stop a landscape from being demolished, but the place is also inhabited by ghosts. In “A Haunting Past,” a boy gets mixed up in an ancient tribal legend on a museum visit. Because the main characters are kids, these tales are definite suited for that audience. Nice and clean; easy to read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Purfectcom2

    Let`s just say I do love ghost stories.My favorites were Ghost Park and The Manor on the rocks. What can I say I like creepy kids.Stories were well written not too long and not too short. They kept my attention and I never knew what was going to happen next.This group of short stories would be good for anyone who likes a good ghost story. Let`s just say I do love ghost stories.My favorites were Ghost Park and The Manor on the rocks. What can I say I like creepy kids.Stories were well written not too long and not too short. They kept my attention and I never knew what was going to happen next.This group of short stories would be good for anyone who likes a good ghost story.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Laci

    A fun book of scary short stories. They definitely remind me of the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. A quick read which of course would have been even better if it was longer. I know short stories don't allow much in character development, but a couple of these stories would have been great turned into a novel. A fun book of scary short stories. They definitely remind me of the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. A quick read which of course would have been even better if it was longer. I know short stories don't allow much in character development, but a couple of these stories would have been great turned into a novel.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bb Reviews

    Haunted is a riveting collection of spine-chilling ghost stories. It’s a creepy and surprisingly fun read. My favourite story is “The Manor On The Rocks” because it was so scary and had tons of plot twists that kept me guessing who was the real ghost. I highly recommend this book to people who love fun, scary and imaginative stories.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    What a great collections of storied about things that go bump in the night. I enjoy ghost stories and anything scary. This book is great you should see which one or maybe all the stories in it that are your favorite. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

  27. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    Good for young people This was a good book. I enjoyed it. I think it would be good for maybe 10 years and up. Scary but not horrifying.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rita K

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie Ann

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sjamij

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