The Spirit Trap by Veryan Williams-Wynn (2015)
Middle Grade Fiction | Historical Paranormal
“When her grandmother’s ashes along with a family portrait arrive at her home in England, fourteen-year-old Tatiana finds herself being tormented by supernatural forces. To free herself from the increasingly persistent hauntings, she has to find and release the ghost of an ancestor caught up in the terror of the French Revolution. With the aid of her cousin, Marcus, she sets out on a mission, which leads them through the dramas of present-day life in Paris and the frightening upheavals of Revolutionary France.”
Expected Publication Date: December 11, 2015
pooled ink Review:
The Spirit Trap is a quaint story filled with ghosts and music, peacocks and the French Revolution. It blends together history and hauntings in a young but interesting way. The book is short and written as if geared towards a younger audience but the concept is almost as dark as the films The Labyrinth and Pan’s Labyrinth mixed with the story of Alice in Wonderland. A spirit trapped between worlds, a young girl being haunted to save her, and a realm of bloody history and shimmering magic all around.
This book was on the shorter side and the language was a bit young but in an almost old-fashioned sort of way. I’m not sure if this was intended for a YA audience or not but I’d almost shelf it with Juvenile Fiction. If you enjoy reading ghost stories and children’s stories then I’d most certainly recommend this book. Perhaps not the most intense of books but it’s still nice in its own way. A fun but brief read.
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