Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan

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Into the Grey

"The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.

'Lots of YA writers are trying their hand at supernatural fiction these days. You should see the bookshelves here at The Inquirer: practically every other book has some wannabe-spooky Twilight-looking image on its cover. But not every author gets it right. You need something more convincing than a too-pale boyfriend to craft a good horror story – and Irish fantasy author Celine Kiernan has totally nailed it with Into the Grey, a complex harrowing story of history, haunting and long-ago losses … the whole book is powerful, but there’s one scene … that is as unsettling as one of Poe’s ghastlier moments … if you’re in the mood for a scare … Kiernan’s beautiful novel comes highly recommended … just read it in the daylight, maybe, and don’t say I didn’t warn you' Philadelphia Inquirer

"The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.

'Lots of YA writers are trying their hand at supernatural fiction these days. You should see the bookshelves here at The Inquirer: practically every other book has some wannabe-spooky Twilight-looking image on its cover. But not every author gets it right. You need something more convincing than a too-pale boyfriend to craft a good horror story – and Irish fantasy author Celine Kiernan has totally nailed it with Into the Grey, a complex harrowing story of history, haunting and long-ago losses … the whole book is powerful, but there’s one scene … that is as unsettling as one of Poe’s ghastlier moments … if you’re in the mood for a scare … Kiernan’s beautiful novel comes highly recommended … just read it in the daylight, maybe, and don’t say I didn’t warn you' Philadelphia Inquirer
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