Vendor
Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Published by
G.P. Putnam's Sons (2019-08-27)
Current material
MS: Final Edited
Original language
English
Themas
Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books
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DEAD VOICES

by Arden, Katherine

Bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces.

Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent Smiling Man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to settle for hot chocolate and board games by the fire.

Ollie, Coco, and Brian are determined to make the best of it, but odd things keep happening. Coco is convinced she has seen a ghost, and Ollie is having nightmares about frostbitten girls. Then Mr. Faland, a mysterious reporter and ghost hunter, arrives in the midst of the storm. Ollie, Coco, and Brian want to trust him, but Ollie's watch, which helped save them from the Smiling Man before, has a new cautionary message: BEWARE.

With Mr. Faland's help, Ollie, Coco, and Brian reach out to the dead voices at Mount Hemlock who may need their help--but not all ghosts can or should be trusted.

Dead Voices is a creep-tastic follow-up to Small Spaces with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story.

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Comments

In this spooky sequel to Small Spaces, Arden excels at creating an atmosphere of claustrophobic tension with memorably menacing details. Readers will again be invested in the ghoulish surprises in store for the resourceful, likably flawed protagonists.

Review: Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Quote: Putnam

Arden's high scare factor, richly drawn mountain setting, relevant themes of loss and belonging, and vividly eerie descriptions evoke the very best of horror for this age set.

Review: Kirkus, starred review

Arden handily transforms the haunted house story into something much richer, scarier, and more sinister... Middle-graders who thrill to spooks and scares will find plenty (maybe even more than they bargained for!) here.

Review: Booklist, starred review

Standing just fine on its own (though newcomers will definitely be inspired to read Small Spaces), this is a fine addition to any scary stories shelf.

Review: School Library Journal

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