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The Haunting Season [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Muto
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Able to talk to ghosts, Jess quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects, who have their own “gifts.” One is possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. To escape, Jess and the others must open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that seeks to hold them in.

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About the Author

Michelle Muto lives in northeast Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She is the author of The Book of Lost Souls, an eFestival of Words winner for Best Young Adult 2012, and Don’t Fear the Reaper, an LDS Women’s Book Review Top Ten Pick 2011. Michelle loves changes of season, dogs, and all things geeky. Currently, she’s hard at work on her next book.

Learn more about Michelle:
Twitter: MichWritesBooks
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Product Details

  • File Size: 1190 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477847936
  • Publisher: Skyscape (October 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unnerving ... In All The Best Ways ... January 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Michelle Muto has crafted a riveting page-turner that will engage YAs and older fans of YA Lit. Her characters are real, breathing individuals with unique voices. The dialog is never muddled. The reader always knows which character is speaking--even without the use of dialog tags. That's an art--because dialog is more than he said, she said. It is mannerism and inflection, it's how a character reacts and the choice of words. Four young adults in a creepy situation--a house with eyes and ears that gets beneath the skin and wants .... needs ... everything... There were times in the reading that I felt physically uncomfortable (that's a good thing!), and swore I saw things out of the corner of my eye. At the outset, I'll admit to thinking, "oh, please, how scary can this be?" Well, I gave up reading it at night. The stark light of day made it a little bit easier. I could NOT read it before going to sleep. It got just that disturbing. But it's all good, because that's what you WANT in a story like this. The settings were lush--the book invoked Savannah beautifully, eerily. The reader is drawn to the house, just as the characters are drawn. It's a difficult book to put down. If you're brave enough, try it on a dark and stormy night. If you're like me and not quite that brave, go for it in the light of day in your favorite coffee shop surrounded by people. But, no matter HOW you take this wonderful dose of horror, make sure you take it. You don't want to miss out
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whew! January 5, 2013
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This is one of those few times I wish I were a good writer so that I could do this review justice! I've had the pleasure of reading Michelle's other books and I am loath to say which is better then the other. They are each their very own individual entity which is amazing coming from the same writer. I have to admit I am not a reader of the 'haunted house' genre but I so did love this book. I think the underlying strength of her books are the characters! I always love her characters. OK! I'm done selling Ms. Muto the author now the book. It's damn scary and different. I think it is a new look at a familiar subjects(Demons,zombies,magic,heroes,ghosts etc)and a real page turner. Especially the rip roaring ending. It will take your breath away! If you like scary stories and unexpected heroes(and fun)with it's share of twists and turns then this is YOUR book!
PS. Read her 2 other books too. Fun will ensue.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turn on a nightlight..... December 24, 2012
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I sat down to read this last night and ended up finishing it after midnight. For a moment, I considered turning on a nightlight. There's something in the book about mirrors-read it, and you'll understand. Anyway, if you're a horror fan or you like Stephen King-like books, pick this one up. Well-written and good creep factor. 5 stars.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm still scared January 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Even though i usually stay away from books that might scare me, i couldn't say no to one of Michelle Muto's book since i loved the previous book by her. So here we are me trying to read it..

...and be totally creeped out. I stopped reading 2 times because the images in mind were so strong (talk about a good description!) that i felt that i was in the Siler House along the others. It was like walking into it, listening to it and let's not talk about Riley. The creepy murderer kid in the mirrors. I haven't look in a mirror in my house for like 3 days xD. Okay yes, i'm easily scared but either way i think it really creepy and scary. Michelle Muto, knew exactly what to say and what to make her characters feel to get to you.

Let's talk about the writing a little, because something happened that i was really impressed with it. The book is written in 2 POV's : Jess and Gage. It's the first time, that i feel like the whole writing style changes to fit the character. Gage was more straightforward, more boyish while Jess was easy, calm and slower. It showed the difference not only in their minds but in their personalities too. Oh what i would have give to be in Allison's mind too!

Anna dressed in Blood was good, but Haunting Season was a lot better. It scared me and still i couldn't stop reading. It was like watching those old horror movies (there is even a sex scene in which it didn't disturb me at all like it happens most of the time!!) but instead reading it and feeling everything enhanced.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Season I will gladly go! April 8, 2013
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The first haunted house novel I read was The Amityville Horror, and I even still have the original hardback. That was 1977 and it's left me craving ghost stories ever since. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto, while a fictional tale is no less as chilling and entertaining. Four twenty-somethings are brought to Siler Hous, a grand plantation house in the deep south of Georgia. Each one of them possess a particular talent that could lend itself to understanding if there really is life beyond the grave. And if that's true then Siler house is the one place on earth they should be able to find it for certain. Long rumored to be filled with ghosts, this antebellum mansion is filled with a disturbing past. Jess our main character is eager to be a part of the experiments and instantly falls in love with Siler house. For her, it's a mission that is two fold. 1. to perhaps make contact with her deceased father and grandmother and to prove to herself she's not crazy about the ghosts she's seen in her past. The other three main characters have their own demons and reasons to be present for the month long experiment. Once the plot was set I quickly was immersed into the world of Siler house. Muto paints a vivid detailed portrait of a grand home that's fallen on hard times. You can almost smell the dust and hear the boards creak. Her attention to detail is brilliantly executed.

In the beginning I didn't care for the character Gage, a typical jock-type who's as cocky as he is arrogant. He's out of place with the others. So I thought at first. But Muto does something credible, she managed to win me over with a character who was unlikeable at first. I had suspicions about the other characters and was pleasantly surprised I was wrong about my early thoughts. I found the book to be a perfect bedside read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky!
I enjoyed the book and it was a fast read. Well developed characters and an interesting premise for a thriller of a ghost story. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I don't usually read this type of book. I like thrillers but not scary thrillers. Once I started it, I could not stop. Very captivating and entertaining.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
really good book....scary yet you can sleep. LOL
Published 28 days ago by Mary Jo Bechtel
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved the characters and the story line
Surprisingly entertaining. I loved the characters and the story line. I almost wish there was going to a second one.
Published 1 month ago by Renee Allyson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed every single page. Great story.
Published 1 month ago by Jason Blanchard
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed very much
I am looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Muto as I found this book to be very entertaining in a creepy sort of way. Read more
Published 2 months ago by eugenia guilin
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad...
This had enough of a plot that, despite the many implausibilities and lack of a good editor, I finished reading it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by James T. Conway
2.0 out of 5 stars Not scary at all...
"We all know we've been brought here as part of a study on the paranormal. Jess communicates wit the dead. Allison has demons on speed dial. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lili Lost in a Book
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This was a great book! It was very stimulating and kept me wanting to read more. I liked the fact the each character had his or her own special talent, and together they could... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brenda
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More About the Author

Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling.

Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season.

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