Diary of A Haunting

Diary of A Haunting

eBook - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Moving to Idaho with their mother after a high-profile divorce, Paige records in her diary the bizarre paranormal activities that occur in her new home, which she discovers was once the site of bizarre cult rituals.

Simon and Schuster
In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, an American teen recounts the strange events that occur after she moves into a new—and very haunted—home with her family in this chilling diary that features photos and images of what she experienced.

Letters, photographs, and a journal…all left behind in the harrowing aftermath.

Following her parents’ high-profile divorce, Paige and her brother are forced to move to Idaho with their mother, and Paige doesn’t have very high hopes for her new life. The small town they’ve moved to is nothing compared to the life she left behind in LA. And the situation is made even worse by the drafty old mansion they’ve rented that’s filled with spiders and plenty of other pests that Paige can’t even bear to imagine.

Pretty soon, strange things start to happen around the house—one can of ravioli becomes a dozen, unreadable words start appearing on the walls, and Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house late at night. And there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor who seems to know a lot more than he’s letting on.

Things only get creepier when she learns about the cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost one hundred years earlier. The more Paige investigates, the clearer it all becomes: there’s something in the house, and whatever it is…and it won’t be backing down without a fight.

Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781481430708
Branch Call Number: E-Book TEEN
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Mar 16, 2016

By looking at the cover of this book you assume it will be one of those classic horror books. Some parts in the book, like the ending are scary but it is not too frightening. If you are looking for a really frightening horror book, I would suggest looking for another one. Some parts of the book got a little boring but try it for yourself.

Mar 15, 2016

I was really drawn to it because of the creepy cover. I read the synopsis and thought it was interesting so I ordered it from my library. I've made the mistake of buying horror books in the past and reading them and wishing I had bought something else. Anyway, I just finished reading this book. Took me two afternoons to read. Holy beezus. I thought I was really going to love this book! I actually REALLY wish I liked this book but I REALLY do NOT like this book. Here are my reasons why:

1) It didn't need to be as long as it was. Could've been 150 pages instead of 300.

2) NOT CREEPY or SCARY enough!!! I mean LOOK AT THE COVER!!!!!

3) Some of the relationships the MC had made no sense. I have a close relationship with my friends and family so when I talk to them about something bothering me they don't just brush it off. So the whole MC's family dynamic in this book was shité.

4) Hated the haunting plot. It didn't make a whole lot of sense? It was too rushed and felt like a lot of BS to made into a book plot. I'm not a believer of ghosts but to me if the ghost or ghosts doing the haunting don't have a great reason for being there, why are they there? Ghosts are dead people's spirits. They have to have a plausible reason for staying around scaring the crap of of the living. Any ghost story you come a cross is real life like, a Weeping Lady, has a backstory as to why she's hanging around. This story is really just crap. I need to believe that it's real or how am I going to get scared?

5) The bugs. Really? You couldn't think of anything else to write about to scare someone? I mean, I get the heebie Jeebies around spiders too but seriously? They don't even have any reason to be there other than? What? Freak the MC out? Pointless!!

6) I feel like I wasted time I will never get back. I really could've been reading something worthwhile.

I'm sorry if this review reads as very harsh but I am being very honest here.

It wasn't an ALL bad (majority) read. It had a few chapters of genuine creepiness. It involved a freaky little kid scene, of course.

So read it, don't read it. Hey, you might even like it even if I didn't.

BakerStreetIrregular Sep 09, 2015

The ending of this book seemed sort of rushed, but the rest of the book was really good. It creeped me out quite a few times while reading it - especially the parts when Paige would wake up in the middle of the night to find her younger brother sitting on her bed, staring at her. So creepy!


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