Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 9-11 category
From the award-winning author of Flood Child comes a supernatural thriller where ghosts, monsters and UFO hunters collide. Isis is the daughter of a fake psychic. But, unlike her mum, Isis really can see ghosts. With everyone, both alive and dead in danger only she can protect but will her powers be strong enough??
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See below for the entire shortlist.
The ghost put his hands together in prayer or pleading, his fingernails withered and cracked. When a terrifying creature escapes from the dark places that even spirits fear to go, Isis who is able to see ghosts realises that it puts everyone she cares about, living or dead, in grave danger.
Leeds Book Awards 2014
The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley
The Great Ice-cream Heist by Elen Caldecott
Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand
Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill
The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
How to be Invisible by Tim Lott
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss
Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthorne
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Siege by Sarah Mussi
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
The Quietness by Alison Rattle
|Publication date:||1st July 2013|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Emily Diamand studied Environmental Science at university and went on to work on organic farms and then for Friends of the Earth. Her debut novel, Flood Child, (first published as Reever's Ransom) won the inaugural Times/Chicken House award for Children's Fiction in 2009, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award in the same year and was awarded by the American Library Association, Best Young Adult Fiction in 2011. Flood Child has sold almost 100,000 copies worldwide and has been licensed for translation in 18 languages.More About Emily Diamond
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