New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces. Now in paperback.
Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to settle for hot chocolate and board games by the fire.
Ollie, Coco, and Brian are determined to make the best of being snowed in, but odd things keep happening. Coco is convinced she has seen a ghost, and Ollie is having nightmares about frostbitten girls pleading for help. Then Mr. Voland, a mysterious ghost hunter, arrives in the midst of the storm to investigate the hauntings at Hemlock Lodge. Ollie, Coco, and Brian want to trust him, but Ollie's watch, which once saved them from the smiling man, has a new cautionary message: BEWARE.
With Mr. Voland's help, Ollie, Coco, and Brian reach out to the dead voices at Mount Hemlock. Maybe the ghosts need their help--or maybe not all ghosts can or should be trusted.Dead Voices
is a terrifying follow-up to Small Spaces
with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story.
June 30, 2020
10 and up
Grade 5 & Up
Lexile: 550L | Fountas/Pinnell: X
Katherine Arden is the New York Times
bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces quartet. In addition to writing novels, she enjoys aimless travel, growing vegetables, and running wild through the woods with her dog. She lives in Vermont.
Praise for Dead Voices:
“Arden handily transforms the haunted house story
into something much richer, scarier, and more sinister. . . Middle-graders who thrill to spooks and scares
will find plenty (maybe even more than they bargained for!) here.” —Booklist
, starred review★
“Arden's high scare factor, richly drawn mountain setting, relevant themes of loss and belonging, and vividly eerie descriptions evoke the very best of horror
for this age set.” —Kirkus Reviews
, starred review★
“In this spooky sequel
to Small Spaces,
Arden excels at creating an atmosphere of claustrophobic tension with memorably menacing
details. Readers will again be invested in the ghoulish surprises
in store for the resourceful, likably flawed protagonists.” —Publishers Weekly
, starred review
“Standing just fine on its own
(though newcomers will definitely be inspired to read Small Spaces
), this is a fine addition to any scary stories
shelf.” —School Library Journal
and will be enjoyed by middle school fans of light horror
“This chilling sequel
to Small Spaces
. . . [has all] the necessary trappings for a classic ghost story
.”—The Horn Book