This House is Haunted, by John Boyne

Title: This House is Haunted
Author:
John Boyne
Publisher: 
Black Swan
First publication date: April 25th 2013
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780552778428
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
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Synopsis

1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor.

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The Oversight, by Charlie Fletcher

Title: The Oversight
Author:
Charlie Fletcher
Publisher:
 Orbit
First publication date: May 6th 2014
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780356502892
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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Synopsis

Only five still guard the borders between the worlds.
Only five hold back what waits on the other side. 

Once the Oversight, the secret society that policed the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their numbers can be counted on a single hand.

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The Devil in the Corner, by Patricia Elliott

Title: The Devil in the Corner
Author:
Patricia Elliot
Publisher:
Hachette Children’s Books
Release date:  March 6th 2014
Pages: 400
ISBN: 034095678X
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
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Synopsis

Penniless, and escaping the horrors of life as a governess to brutal households, Maud seeks refuge with the cousin-by-marriage she never knew. But Juliana quashes Maud’s emerging friendships with the staff and locals – especially John, the artist commissioned to restore the sinister Doom in the local church. John, however, is smitten with Maud and makes every effort to woo her.

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