Author: Mere Joyce
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps of We Got You Covered Book Design
Publisher: Seven Sisters Publishing LLC
Publication Date: 10th April 2018
Hosted By: Lady Amber PR
Not only am I reviewing this spooky story for Lady Amber PR, but I am happy to be able to share the cover design and the details of this new story – Shade by Mere Joyce.
I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts on this book with you, but first find out what the book is all about…
Fourteen year old Callum Silver sees dead people. It’s not a gift. His family thinks he’s crazy, and sometimes so does he. Callum has no friends and is forced to live his life surrounded by nothing but the searing in, sickening smells and desperate moans that accompany the murdered ghosts who seek him out.
When he’s offered a place at Camp Wanagi, the ten weeks in the French countryside is not a vacation, it’s a lifeline. A way to meet others like himself and prove his ability an offer more than years of loneliness and therapy bills.
Run by a mysterious group known as the Oracle Senders, Camp Wanagi brings together teens from around the globe who all possess the unique ability to see the dead. While Cal is relieved to find others like him, he learns quickly that not everybody experiences the spirits as he does. Some of the campers revere their abilities and don’t understand his hesitation, while others – like quiet bookworm Meander Rhoades – have good reason for wishing they could get rid of their ‘gifts.’
While researching their final project , Cal and Meander find an unmarked grave which reveals aspects of their abilities neither knew existed, forcing Cal to decide if the torture f seeing ghosts is worthwhile and, more importantly, if being part of the Oracle of Senders is necessary, dangerous… or both
Mere Joyce is a Canadian author of books for young adults. Her writing includes contemporary tales, high-action mysteries, and her personal favourite – ghosts stories. When she is not writing, Mere can be found recommending books as a librarian or spending time at her husbands and two sons. She’s also been known to be a selective, yet highly enthusiastic fangirl.