Darkmere by Helen Maslin

darkmereGenre: YA thriller
Pages: 368
Publisher: Chicken House
Format: Proof copy
Source: Chicken House
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb:

A castle. A curse. A dangerous summer. Leo has invited Kate and a few friends to spend the summer at his inheritance, Darkmere Castle: as wild and remote as it is beautiful. Kate thinks it will be the perfect place for her and Leo to get together – but instead, she’s drawn into the dark story of a young nineteenth-century bride who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house. And whose curse now hangs over them all.

The Baby by Lisa Drakeford

the babyGenre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 230
Publisher: Chicken House
Format: Paperback
Source: Chicken House
Rating: 3 stars
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Blurb:
When Olivia opens the bathroom door, the last thing she expects to see is her best friend Nicola giving birth on the floor – and to say Nicola is surprised is an understatement. She’s not ready to be a mum, and she needs Olivia’s help. But Olivia has her own problems – specifically her bullying boyfriend, Jonty, and keeping an eye on younger sister Alice. And then there’s Nicola’s friend Ben, who’s struggling with secrets of his own