The weekend is here and it’s time for another blog tour and review!
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Razorbill Books for the free copy
THE GIRLS ARE NEVER GONE – Sarah Glenn Marsh (Released September 7th, 2021)
The Conjuring meets Sadie when seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare takes an internship in a haunted house and finds herself in a life-or-death struggle against an evil spirit.
Dare Chase doesn’t believe in ghosts.
Privately, she’s a supernatural skeptic. But publicly, she’s keeping her doubts to herself—because she’s the voice of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, and she needs her ghost-loving listeners to tune in.
That’s what brings her to Arrington Estate. Thirty years ago, teenager Atheleen Bell drowned in Arrington’s lake, and legend says her spirit haunts the estate. Dare’s more interested in the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death—circumstances that she believes point to a living culprit, not the supernatural. Still, she’s vowed to keep an open mind as she investigates, even if she’s pretty sure what she’ll find.
But Arrington is full of surprises. Good ones like Quinn, the cute daughter of the house’s new owner. And baffling ones like the threatening messages left scrawled in paint on Quinn’s walls, the ghastly face that appears behind Dare’s own in the mirror, and the unnatural current that nearly drowns their friend Holly in the lake. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of Arrington, she’ll have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake…it might not be willing to let her go.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
This is an incredible new YA horror read with some memorable and unique characters! THE GIRLS ARE NEVER GONE by Sarah Glenn Marsh is not only character driven but the author creates such an atmospheric and tense horror novel for us. A paranormal investigation by a paranormal skeptic that runs a popular paranormal investigative podcast. I’m already intrigued.
Dare was a cohost of a popular podcast but she is quickly losing followers after the split with her boyfriend. A comment from a listener sends her to Arrington Estate and to investigate the death of Atheleen Bell. She crosses paths with Quinn, the daughter of the new owner of the estate. Their relationship is so fun to see progressing throughout the book.
This was a solid horror novel that didn’t read like a YA book. This would be perfect for those newer to horror and don’t want something too terrifying. I can’t wait for more from Marsh!
About the Author:
Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys ceramics, ghost hunting, traveling, and all things nerdy. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and their menagerie: four rescued sighthounds, three birds, and many fish. She is the author of the Fear the Drowning Deep series and the Reign of the Fallen series.