Author: Nancy Holder
Series: Possessions #1
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The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale.
New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn't help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.
What Lindsay doesn't yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead...
And that someone is Lindsay.
If you guess what Possessions is about by the title of the book than you are correct. It's about possession. More specifically, ghosts possessing teenage high school girl who live at a boarding school that used to be a reformatory school for wayward girls where lobotomies were secretly performed on them!! This is the type of book that I love! It is so SCARY! This book has me freaked out for days. One of the scariest books I've read in a long time and perfect to read during the Halloween season.
Here's the low down. Lindsey is the new girl at this boarding school that is literally two hours from the closes town and she soon discovers that something is not right with Mandy and her super popular clique of mean girls. The first time she sees them, they're in the forest doing something really weird and she notices that Mandy's eyes are completely black. Lindsey's roommate is also somewhat of an outcast but she is slowly being turned to the dark side.
Of course this book takes place around Halloween which makes it even scarier. Mandy love to do Halloween big so she completely decks out one of the abandoned buildings into what she calls the Operating Theater! SCARY!! And when I say that Mandy is a mean girl, I mean she is cruel. For initiation, she makes one of her friends go to the lake in the middle of the night (and close to winter), makers her strip naked, tie a rope around her waist, go into the freezing water to see if a ghost will pull her under. The girl almost DIES! Talk about crazy mean.
So all throughout the book, really creepy and scary things are happening. More and more girls are being turned to the dark side and Lindsey witnesses their eyes turning black. She over hears Mandy talking to her reflection in the lake. She swears the gargoyle statues move and she things she's starting to hear voices. And she has creepy strange nightmares almost every night. The whole time I'm thinking, "what the hell is going on? Is Lindsey crazy or are these things really happening?"
And then the end, OMG the end!!! I can't give it away or tell you who these ghosts are but if you love horror you will love this book!