Lantern by Chess Desalls Genre


Lantern 5 StarsLantern
by Chess Desalls 
Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci-fi
Pages: 118
Release Date: December 11th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.


My Review:  I have very much been on a YA kick lately (again) it really does come and go in phases. My latest kick has been leaning towards the pnr genre and I can honestly say I have read some great books & I have read some not so great books.  THANKFULLY this was a great book.  It is short sweet & spooky.  Three of my favorite things.

The pacing and development was quick, but it is only 118 pages so you can’t really drag it out, and she does a great job making the story a page turner.

This was a fantastic short read that will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning.   I love suspensful YA that doesn’t feel kiddy.  This was a fantastic short read, that you really must go out and read yourself!


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About the Author

Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her nonfiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for her local writing club’s monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chess’ stories first place for best short fiction. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

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