13 Days of Midnight (#1)
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they're more than happy to take his son. It isn't fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead. Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about. A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn.
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2016 and Leeds Book Awards 11-14 Category 2016. Long-listed for Redbridge Children's Book Award: Teenage Category 2016.
13 Days of Midnight is an awesome and wickedly imaginative YA urban fantasy book that now has a permanent place on my Keeper Shelf. It's a fun adventure that'll hook you in right away and keep you glued to the page until you reach the thrilling end. -- Yolanda Stefsos Yolanda Stefsos