Lilac Skully and the Haunted House

Lilac Skully and the Haunted House by Alice Briar Quince [Amy Cesari]

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication date: September 22, 2017

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Publisher's description:

Home alone in a haunted house. What could go wrong?

Lilac Skully is afraid of ghosts. And a lot of other things, too. After her father’s mysterious disappearance, Lilac must find a way to deal with the notorious ghosts that haunt her home—or better yet—get them to leave.

But when intruders break in, Lilac realizes there’s a danger far worse than her spooky old house. No longer safe, Lilac will need to face her fears, trust herself, and make new friends that will change her life forever.

Lilac Skully and the Haunted House is the first book in the Supernatural Adventures of Lilac Skully, a series of fun, spooky stories with a lot of heart. If you like books about ghosts and awesome little girls—you’ll love this imaginative, haunted tale!

My review (first posted September 16, 2020):

I love Lilac. She is definitely a character to feel sorry for... her lot in life isn't great. But she rises to the occasion and saves the day. Her work isn't done yet - be prepared to read the second book in the series as the first ends with a bit of a cliffhanger. I know I plan on continuing to read about her adventures. I recommend this book for all the "weird" middle schoolers you know... the ones who are a little different. Weird is wonderful!

UPDATE NOTE: I had trouble finding the second in the series when I went to read it. As I was looking the book up to share for this Flashback Friday, I found that the author changed her name on the book. Now that I know that, I will try to find a copy of the second book and continue the series.

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