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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, she and her best friend Elliot were snatched by grotesque creatures and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot's whereabouts remains a mystery.

Traumatized by her ordeal, Sam finds it hard to make friends. She is mistrustful of authority and changed schools more times than she cares to remember. To Sam, the world is cruel and unforgiving. Then she meets the enigmatic Lee Weaver. With his gorgeous face and magnetic presence, he turns heads wherever he goes. Sam has never wanted anyone as much as she wants Lee, but there are things about the alluring stranger that don't add up, leading Sam to ask unsettling questions about her past. Soon she discovers the boy of her dreams is keeping a terrible secret: one that threatens to destroy everything Sam holds dear ...

My review:
This is a really great story. I was catapulted into it from the very first sentence and as the story grew my impatience to find out what happened next grew as well.  Sam is really great character and was easy for me to identify with. Lee is the boy of her dreams and it didn't take me long to figure out what his secret was. The best part of about the secret though was not finding out what it was ( at least for me) it was how Sam reacted and dealt with it. I rated this a 5 out of 5 because it was a fantastic read and I would recommend it to my friends who like to read paranormal books about things that are difficult to explain

About the author:

Tanith Morse grew up in Wandsworth, south London. From a young age she developed a great love of horror films and gothic romances. Her favorite director is Tim Burton and her favorite authors include Charlotte Bronte, Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins. When she isn't writing, Tanith enjoys directing short films for the festival circuit and looking after her cat, Mambo. An avid tea drinker, Tanith can be found hanging out in cozy London cafes in search of new brews to tease her taste buds. Super Dark is her first YA novel. Join her on Facebook at TanithMorse.Author Or check out her blog at:

A message from the author:

Childhood Nightmares: My Top Five Scariest Kids Movies

Hello everybody! My name is Tanith Morse and I’m the author of paranormal romance trilogy Super Dark. First up, a lot of people have asked me what the book title means. To clarify, Super Dark is a slang term meaning ‘to possess dark gothic qualities.’ This perfectly describes the stories I write. The Super Dark trilogy has elements of romance, mystery and horror and is populated by a cast of morally ambiguous characters. The dark side of the human psyche is a running theme throughout my stories. My interest in the dark and gothic began when I was a child. I loved being frightened and my favorite films were the ones with vampires, witches and werewolves. So without further ado, here are my top five scariest kids movies and why I love them.

  1. The Witches (1990) – This fine adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic starring Angelica Houston is one of the scariest movies ever committed to film. It has all the elements of a first rate children’s thriller and the scene where Angelica takes off her mask is the stuff of nightmares!
  2. Gremlins (1984) – This Joe Dante classic ranks as one of my all-time favorites. It has all the perfect ingredients of a horror film and the gremlins are the nastiest little creatures ever dreamt up by a movie studio. The scariest scene takes place in the kitchen and involves a microwave. The less said the better, lol!
  3. Beetle Juice (1988) – This early Tim Burton movie is an absolute corker. I love Michael Keaton as Beetle Juice and his scenes with a young Winona Ryder are amazing. The story is a perfect blend of horror, romance and black humor – classic Tim Burton. I have watched this so many times I’ve lost count. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend that you do.
  4. Ghostbusters (1984) One of the best films ever made. Yes, some of the special effects may look a little dated now, but this is still a first class thrill ride. The dynamic between Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and company is second to none and the scenes involving Dana’s possession are pretty freaky even by today’s standards. This is a movie I will return to again and again.
  5. The Monster Squad (1987) My family used to own this on video and my brothers watched it so many times the tape wore out. This cult kid’s movie involves Dracula trying to take over the world and features a cast of legendary monsters including Frankenstein, Werewolf and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. This little seen film deserves more exposure so if you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out. Monster Squad rocks!

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