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Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

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  • The New Girl (Fear Street, #1) by R.L. Stine 
  • The Surprise Party (Fear Street, #2) by R.L. Stine

October 2020

  • Kristy and the Walking Disaster (The Baby-Sitters Club #20) by Ann M. Martin
  • Mallory and the Trouble With Twins (The Baby-Sitters Club, #21) by Ann M. Martin
  • Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich
  • Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich
  • Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, #12) by Janet Evanovich
  • Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet Evanovich 
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling  

November 2020

  • Jeopardy in High Heels (High Heels, #12) by Gemma Halliday and Catherine Bruns  
  • The Spellmans Strike Again (The Spellmans, #4) by Lisa Lutz
  • Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
  • The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine 

December 2020

  • Missing (Fear Street, #4) by R.L. Stine
  • Scary Stories 3, More Tales To Chill Your Bones (Scary Stories, #3) by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrator Stephen Gammell
  • Welcome To Junior High (Girl Talk, #1) by L.E. Blair 
  • Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection by Gordon Ramsay
  • The Silent Scream (Nightmare Hall, #1) by Diane Hoh
 
 

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