The House in the Woods by Yvette Fielding – Book Review

The House in the Woods by Yvette Fielding – Book Review

The House in the Woods by Yvette Fielding

The House in the Woods
The Ghost Hunter Chronicles Book One

Author – Yvette Fielding
Publisher – Andersen Press
Pages – 224
Released – 30th September 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1839131141
Format – ebook, paperback
Rating – 5 Stars
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Stranger Things meets Point Horror in the first of a brilliant new series for readers aged 11+ from Yvette Fielding, British television’s first lady of the paranormal and presenter of Most Haunted.

When Clovis, Eve and Tom decide to play with a Ouija board in an old abandoned house on Halloween, none of them foresees the horrors they’re about to unleash. What starts out as a bit of fun, soon transcends into something far more terrifying when a distressed and determined spirit follows them home. Before long the friends are caught up in a series of events beyond their wildest imaginings and their journey as ghost hunters begins . . .

Review by Stacey

Halloween, friends Clovis, Eve, and Tom decide that it is a good idea to take a Ouija board to an old house in a forest and see if anything is lurking in the shadows. It isn’t long before the words ‘Help Me’ are spelled out and the glass smashes, followed by lots of bumping. The friends race from the site but it seems the ghost has followed them home and is about to cause upheaval for them and their families.

After poltergeist activity at their home, Eve tells her scientist Uncle about what they did. He realises that he might know who the ghost is and what he wants, but it will take them all working together to put the ghost to rest.

I would put The House in the Woods down as a YA book due to the content which I think may be too scary for younger children, but I would say it is for the younger end of the market as the way it has been written is more in keeping with children’s middle-grade stories. Either way, it is a fabulous paranormal ghost story.

The book is one long adventure from beginning to end. I love the spookiness of it all and the way the friends try to help someone who died many years ago. The characters show just what true friendship is about even with their own problems outside of their ghostly activities.

Youngers readers who love paranormal stories should give this book a read. It is the first in a planned series and features a well-written and thought-out plot and plenty of ghostly activity.

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Yvette Fielding was the youngest ever Blue Peter presenter at age 18, and she’s since gone on to host and produce Ghosthunting With… and Most Haunted. After years of studying ghosts, she’s become television’s ‘first lady’ of the paranormal. She lives with her husband and two children in Cheshire.

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4 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    I loved this type of book as a teenager and remember playing with Ouija boards at slumber parties at friends’ homes. My mother was too weirdly religious to allow them.

  2. Nadene says:

    Sounds like a chilling and exciting read.

  3. Thank you DJ. You are braver than me. Not something I have ever thought about ‘playing’ with.

  4. Thank you Nadene. It is quite chilling for a kids books.