THE SCREAMING SEASON
Author: Nancy Holder
Source: Author submission
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (March 17, 2011)
The third novel in the bone-chilling Possessions series by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder.
The gutsy heroine of Possessions and The Evil Within returns for another year of boarding school at the haunted Marlwood Academy. Lindsay wakes to find herself strapped down in the infirmary. She had a breakdown and might have tried to kill her nemesis Mandy or Mandy’s boyfriend, Troy—or both. The details are hazy, but one thing is certain: she is possessed by a spirit she cannot trust.
Lindsay soon realizes that nowhere on campus is safe. Then, she finds a surprising ally in her former rival. Together, Lindsay and Mandy must figure out who can be trusted—and who wants them dead. But when Lindsay’s ex-boyfriend shows up at Marlwood, she is given a chance to get away and be free of the curse. Will she take Riley’s hand and run, or team up with a new love to save Marlwood from the evil spirits forever?
If you have been looking for a new series to satisfy your creepy cravings, then this is the series you need to read! After reading and reviewing The Evil Within last year, I had been waiting for the next book in this gripping series. When the author asked me to review this book as well, I jumped on the chance to read more about Lindsay!
First I want to say how I loved the quote on the very first page before you start chapter one.
Silence is the most powerful scream.
Lindsay wakes up in the infirmary after a breakdown. The first chapter alone had me gripping the pages of this book. The action and creepiness starts with a bang and doesn’t stop there. I absolutely fell in love with this book in the series. In my opinion, this is the best book in the series yet! Want some suspense and scary horror? You got it! The author delivered it with the ease that only a skilled writer can execute. Even with the many young adults on the market featuring boarding schools as the backdrop, don’t let the common theme of that spoil the series for you! It fits with the theme and makes the book better!
Personally, I own all three books in this series so far. I can’t wait to see what will come next and hopefully soon since the ending left me craving more! As each book progresses to something better and even more chilling, I am sure the next book will keep up all night as well! A thrill ride that will keep you going through highs and lows along with the heroine!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS