I was shopping Target and strolled through the books when I spotted Diary of a Haunting. I was immediately drawn to the cover; so cool and eerie. The blurb reeled me in the rest of the way. Haunted house, strange happenings, an occult; count me in. Best part…it is supposedly based on ACTUAL EVENTS! The names and all that have changed blah, blah, blah. But the fact that it may have actually happened moved it to the top of my TBR list.
Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano is Paranormal Activity minus the cameras.
I read this novel in one sitting. I stayed up all night. I tried putting it down but I was hooked. I found myself waiting with baited breath each time Paige would wake up at 3AM to find Logan in her room watching her. I kept waiting for something huge to happen. Like the PA movies, this book teases you along. My hairs would stand on end. I found myself snuggling closer under the covers. Now this is a YA read and stayed true to its rating but it was cloaked in anticipation and fear. The ending did not disappoint. No let down. No aha I saw that coming all along moment. It was greatness.
- Print Length: 321 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481430696
- Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 25, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 25, 2015
In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, an American teen recounts the strange events that occur after she moves into a new—and very haunted—home with her family in this chilling diary that features photos and images of what she experienced.
Letters, photographs, and a journal…all left behind in the harrowing aftermath.
Following her parents’ high-profile divorce, Paige and her brother are forced to move to Idaho with their mother, and Paige doesn’t have very high hopes for her new life. The small town they’ve moved to is nothing compared to the life she left behind in LA. And the situation is made even worse by the drafty old mansion they’ve rented that’s filled with spiders and plenty of other pests that Paige can’t even bear to imagine.
Pretty soon, strange things start to happen around the house—one can of ravioli becomes a dozen, unreadable words start appearing on the walls, and Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house late at night. And there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor who seems to know a lot more than he’s letting on.
Normally I would include a "Meet the Author" segment but alas M. Verano remains a mystery to me. The publisher's page lacked a photo or bio. Odd. Feel free to stalk the elusive Verano at http://authors.simonandschuster.com/M-Verano/471480191