Haunted (The Horror Diaries #1-5) by Heather Beck


Haunted by Heather Beck is a YA Horror anthology following five short, paranormal stories.


hauntedWhen darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play.

Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events.

Ghost Park
After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children.

A Haunting Past
Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died two hundred years ago, blames him for the tribe’s extinction.

The Manor On The Rocks
Grey, damp and surrounded by jagged rocks, Calla Lily’s new home isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also haunted by the world’s most evil boy.

A Medieval Nightmare
When Ellie and Brandon get trapped in a medieval museum that’s a bit too real, they fall under a spell and become pivotal players in a ghostly regime.

A Watery Grave
A camping trip becomes a heart-pounding race for survival when Justine meets a ghost who’s determined to change her fate by trading bodies with a living entity.


I have been in such a mood for horror stories that when I finally was able to pick this book up I was excited.

This book in itself is a collection of short stories featuring various hauntings. Now since these are shorter, chapter-long stories, we only get a snip-bit into what is going on which honestly makes the collection more riveting.

I do have to say that I read this quick read in the middle of a bright, sunny day, so I think that this may have altered my overall reading experience. With that being said, the scary factor in this was about a 3/5. I think that if I were to have read this in a dark, moonlit room all by myself, that I would have had more of the heart-pounding factor. *This collection is specifically geared for the younger readers and is purposefully given a lighter horror feel.*

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I was pleasantly entertained through each of the hauntings. My favorite by far was the Manor on the Rocks with the dark twist at the end. Each chapter is unique to itself while also bringing the entire anthology together. My horror mood has been satisfied until the Halloween season.


Published: 1 September 2014

Publisher: Treasure Cove Books

Genre: Young Adult Horror / Short Stories

Pages: 127

How I Read It: eBook from Author

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*

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