Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
by Mary Downing Hahn

Just Released: September 6, 2010
Genre: Ghost, Mystery, YA
Paperback: 160 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.

But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): cold
This was a gothic ghost story with a younger (more middle grade than YA) tone. So the story wasn't too scary or creepy.

The mystery of the ghost pulled me along and I liked how it came to a sort of resolution at the end.


* this version was a free e-galley from Netgalley

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  1. Whooho, this looks interesting. You don't get a lot of YA books dealing with "evil" ghosts of relatives.. you usually get "nice" ghosts! lol

  2. I agree with M.A.D.! Great cover! And really interesting story. Thank you for the review! :D

  3. Great review. I really like my scary stories to scare me though.


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