But don't just take my word for it -- The Waking: Dreams of the Dead was named one of the NYPL Books for the Teen Age. As I wrote in my previous post about the book, this thrilling start to a spooky trilogy will have horror fans glued to the page and scared to go to sleep.
Kara Foster thinks the hardest thing about moving to Japan will be fitting in as an outsider. But dark secrets are stirring at her new school. When Kara befriends Sakura, a fellow outsider whose rebellious nature sets her apart from the crowd, she learns that Sakura's sister was the victim of an unsolved murder on school grounds. And before long, terrible things begin to happen.
It starts with nightmares - strange, otherworldly dreams that wake Kara in terror every night. Then more students start turning up dead, with strange marks on their bodies. Is Sakura getting revenge on those she suspects are responsible for her sister's death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?
Read an exclusive excerpt of The Waking: Dreams of the Dead.
Read the trilogy in order:
Dreams of the Dead
Spirits of the Noh
A Winter of Ghosts (coming out in 2012)
Visit The Waking website.