isisAbout the Book: If you lost someone you loved, what would you pay to bring them back from the dead?

Old Marsh, the gardener at Belerion Hall, warned the Villiers girl about the old ruins along the seacliffs. “Never go in, miss. Never say a prayer at its door. If you are angry, do not seek revenge by the Laughing Maiden stone, or at the threshold of the Tombs. There be those who listen for oaths and vows…. What may be said in innocence and ire becomes flesh and blood in such places.”

She was born Iris Catherine Villiers. She became Isis.

From childhood until her sixteenth year, Iris Villiers wandered the stone-hedged gardens and the steep cliffs along the coast of Cornwall near her ancestral home. Surrounded by the stern judgments of her grandfather—the Gray Minister—and the taunts of her cruel governess, Iris finds solace in her beloved older brother who has always protected her. But when a tragic accident occurs from the ledge of an open window, Iris discovers that she possesses the ability to speak to the dead…

Be careful what you wish for.

My Thoughts: This is a really different sort of book. It’s quite atmospheric and the illustrations really add a lot to the overall story. But I have to admit it was just a bit too short for me to ever get into it. One of the concluding details at the end really did make it ultra creepy, but I never actually felt scared while reading it and it’s possible that I”m simply not the target audience for such a book. It’s a quick read, though, so I’d recommend getting it from the library unless you really love it.

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