Tired of being poor and living in a cramped apartment, Rayne takes a job on a Morton’s Keep, a historic estate far away from home, to get away from her oppressive boyfriend and mother. On the estate, however, there is an aura of power and Rayne feels like she’s being watched. She also discovers talismans and black candles strewn about outdoors, which means someone’s performing rituals in the woods that could be dangerous. While working on the estate, she meets the mysterious St. John, who she thinks can help her solve the evil feeling around the place. As she gets to know him more, however, his behavior becomes more dark and disturbing. Can Rayne figure out what’s going on before things get too dangerous?

A classic horror novel for hard-core horror fans. The characters are well-developed. The plot is intense and holds the reader’s interest well. Readers who like horror and mysteries will enjoy reading this book.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8 and Up

Possessed (Rayne Series, Book 1)
Written by Kate Cann
327 pages
Release Date: January 1, 2011 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780545128131 (paperback)

Also check out the sequel, Consumed

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