Melissa lives in Baltimore with her two cats, Stan Lee and Spencer. She likes Harry Potter, historical fiction (especially if it's set in colonial/Revolutionary War-era America or WW2), and animals.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer, I think of ghost stories told around a campfire as a kid. I think of the Goosebumps books I read when I was 11 and 12. I think of that time when I was 10 and my best friend tried to scare me by telling me some guy mowing his grass was Freddy Krueger while we hung out in her grandma’s yard.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of books that remind me of that, but with a slightly more grown-up feel.
In Stolen Away, by Kristin Dearborn, a single mother's loyalties are put to the test when her infant son is stolen away and she has to face the torrid truth behind the one-night stand that produced him.
Lily, the title character in Lily, by Michael Thomas Ford, discovers she can see how other people will die just by touching them. Lily is torn away from her idyllic home and sold to an evangelical preacher and his wildly popular travelling tent revival.
In All The Darkness in the World, by Andy Deane, a high school student named Jace has more than his fair share of troubles. Years go by, and he's finally free, but a dark shadow returns to torment him.