So with those dark nights approaching and Halloween just around the corner myself and the lovely Heather ( heatherreviews.wordpress.com ) thought we would team up and do a read along with some spooky reads!
We have both been enjoying the Red Eye series published by Stripes Publishing this year so thought these would be ideal for a spooky read along!
Everyone is welcome to join in!
We have a hash tag on twitter where you can keep up to date on our progress and tweet out yours – #RedEyeReadAlong
We also have a Goodreads Group set up for the occasion for even more discussion and to comfort each other when we get scared – you can find the group here
We also have some special treats and prizes to be won!
To find out more about the read along check out the announcement post here
Or a creepy video announcement by @hlwrites0490 !
#RedEyeReadAlong – 28/09/2015 – 04/10/2015
So this week we will be reading…..
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died. Alex Bell’s chilling novel is part of the Red Eye series, perfect for fans of James Dawson’s Say Her Name and Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood.
About Alex Bell
Alex Bell was born in 1986. She always wanted to be a writer but had several different back-up plans to ensure she didn’t end up in the poor house first. For some years these ranged from dolphin trainer to animal shelter vet but then, at fifteen, she had an epiphany involving John and Robert Kennedy and decided to become a lawyer instead.
To that end she eagerly started a Law degree. Whilst at university, she wrote a grand total of six complete novels (admittedly there was not much of a social life during this time). The second book got her an agent with Carolyn Whitaker of London Independent Books but, unfortunately, not a publisher. The third book, written during her first summer holidays off from university, found a home with Gollancz. The Ninth Circle came out in April 2008 with possibly the most beautiful cover ever created. Since then she has published novels and short stories for both adults and young adults.
After deciding to use her Law degree for good, instead of for evil, she also works as an advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Most of her spare time consists of catering to the whims of her Siamese cat.
Find out more about Alex on her website here
Or why not follow her on twitter using @Alex_Bell86
Check out my review of Frozen Charlotte here
Or a previous creepy Q&A with Alex Bell here
Or a previous Guest Post by Alex about Point Horror and Haunted houses here
#RedEyeReadAlong Q&A with Alex Bell here
#RedEyeReadAlong Guest Post by Alex Bell here
Check out the lovely @hlwrites0490 review below
We are releasing this weeks weekly challenge early (normally a Wednesday) as this weeks challenge involves finding the missing word in a game we are calling….
Lets Play The Find The Missing Word Game!
Yes that’s right to be in with a chance to win all 5 Red Eye Books (UK and IRE) you need to find the missing word from the sentence below!
Tweet us using the #RedEyeReadAlong with a picture of the sentence including the missing word when you come across it in the book.
Be careful not to include the page number so other people don’t cheat 😉
Remember we only have one set of books to give away each week so there can only be one winner each week! The winner will be announced on Sunday evening at around 7pm on twitter and in the Goodreads Group!
So here’s the sentence…..
“Tiny, tiny, inhuman little voices that made creeping fear travel all the way through me, right to the very end of my cold, clammy __________ “
And the winner was…..
Do join in using the has tag on twitter #RedEyeReadAlong and why not join the Goodreads Group here