Stormi's Review: Annie's Room by Amy Cross
Publisher: Dark Season Books
Released: September 2, 2015
Genre: Horror, Ghosts
Length: 153 pages
1945 and 2015. Seventy years apart, two girls named Annie move into the same room of the same remote house. Their stories are very different, but tragedy is about to bring them crashing together. Annie Riley has just broken both her legs. Unable to leave her bed, she's holed up in her new room and completely reliant upon her family for company. She's also the first to notice a series of strange noises in the house, but her parents and brother think she's just letting her imagination run overtime. And then, one night, dark forces start to make their presence more keenly felt, leading to a horrific discovery... Seventy years ago, Annie Garrett lived in the same house with her parents. This Annie, however, was very different. Bitter and vindictive and hopelessly devoted to her father, she developed a passionate hatred for her mother. History records that Annie eventually disappeared while her parents were executed for her murder, but what really happened to Annie Garrett, and is her ghost still haunting the house to this day? Annie's Room is the story of two girls whose lives just happened to be thrown together by an unlikely set of circumstances, and of a potent evil that blossomed in one soul and then threatened to consume another.
Five Boundless Stars
Wow! This book was not what I expected, but it was really good. Annie and her family just moved into a new house. She, having two broken legs, is confined to her new room. Soon her parents begin acting strangely and weird things are being heard and seen around the house. Soon Annie finds she is hopeless to stop the past evil that is coming for her. This book was really a wild ride. It's not your normal ghost story and so it seemed a lot more frightening. It was full of action and terror. It told a haunting tale of what a child will do for love. I read this book in one sitting and was completely sucked into the mystery of this house and the previous family. Amy Cross won me over once again with this book.