Ghosts and Monsters

Two books that are perfect for dull days and dark nights – and for reluctant readers who enjoy being scared.

ShivertonShiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell is a great read for anyone who enjoys a good ghost story.

To his surprise, Arthur Bannister is awarded a scholarship to Shiverton Hall. Perhaps he wouldn’t be quite so pleased to go there if he had known beforehand about the ghosts and the curse. But then perhaps he would, as Arthur is hiding his own terrible secret.

As well as the main storyline involving Arthur and his friends, there are also a number of chilling short stories about past residents and owners of Shiverton Hall scattered throughout the novel.

The book is fast-paced – perfect for reluctant readers

Be warned: you might need to sleep with the light on.

Zom-b2At the end of Zom-B by Darren Shan events took an unexpected turn but in the sequel – Zom-B Underground –  B isn’t going to let a little thing like having her heart ripped out and eaten stop her from trying to be a better person. However, it’s not always easy to decide who the real monsters are.

B may have a hole in her chest where her heart once was but that doesn’t prevent her from feeling sorry for the zombies when the scientists start their experiments.

Zom-B Underground is both grisly and thought-provoking. Better still, you don’t have too long to wait for the next book in the series – Zom-B City – as it is due out in March.

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