08-27-2008 04:24 PM
Hi everyone, I am a huge fan of Stephanie Meyer and the awesome “Twilight” series! And I so cannot wait for the movie!!! The guy that plays Edward is sooo cute! I wanted to let everyone know about a new book I have read, which is all the rage in my high school here in Orange County California. It is so popular everyone is reading it!
The book is called “Haunted Lily – The Nightmare Ball” by Sidney Fox and it rocks! This is such an awesome book. It is absolutely one of the best books I have read, since I read “Twilight”, for the first time. I was given the book by my best friend, who wouldn’t shut up about how awesome it was…and she is totally obsessed with Twilight too!! But boy, am I glad she did! I actually wanted to keep the lights on for this one. Haunted Lily is such an amazing story with a creepy plot, and memorable characters, especially the ghosties. Once I started reading it, I literally could not put it down. It was that sooo good!
The story is about a girl named Lily, who has the gift/curse of being able to see through the shadowy veil which separates life and death. I don’t want to say too much, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet, but there is a love story between Lily and Darby that is soooo wonderful. And the most incredible raging Halloween party. I loved the combination of horror, romance, love, and the supernatural. Just like Twilight, it keeps you on edge right to the very end!! And wait until you see the cover of the book…sooo cool! I love it love it love it! I was just curious if anyone else had read this book yet. If so, I so badly want to chat with someone!!
08-27-2008 04:55 PM
08-27-2008 04:59 PM - edited 08-27-2008 05:13 PM
I also can't wait for the Twilight movie!
08-27-2008 06:21 PM
Please, please, please, Gemma, let's not die inside before we have to."
-The Sweet Far Thing
08-29-2008 01:30 PM
Hi Guys -
I had "Haunted Lily" on my to be read list...and I moved it up to #1 after reading the reviews on Barnes & Noble.com. That cover is very cool...gothic. I will let you know what I think of it when I get it and read it.
08-31-2008 08:48 AM
I have also read "Haunted Lily" after my friends said how great it was. I love Twilight and didn't think I would ever like anything else, but this was such a cool book!
I have been telling everyone I know about it and they all want to borrow my book. I tell them to buy their own...I'm keeping this one forever! I love the cover, really creepy and beautiful! And I was so happy to see that it is going to be a series like Twilight... I didn't want it to end.
09-04-2008 01:34 PM
I am also a fan of the Twilight series and am rather excited to see what they do with the movie. I am looking forward to Midnight Sun as well!
I have also read "Haunted Lily" which was really fantastic, as much as I love Vampire stories, I love the ghost/paranormal world as much. It was a really interesting story, fast-paced and it had amazing and more importantly "believeable" ghost intestigations. It was a scary one! It is well worth your time to read! The story has alot of the elemnets which I love about Stephanies writing...the romance aspect was so enderaing...and the ending was truly overwhelming...I didn't want the story to end...I need to know what happens in the next book!
All hail....The Evil Queen!
â Walt Disney
09-07-2008 04:20 PM
I am so excited, I finally got my copy of “Haunted Lily”. This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I can't remember the last book I read that I was literally unable to put down. I received this book in the mail yesterday after reading the Barnes & Noble.com reviews, and I devoured more than half of it in just a few of hours. I could've finished the whole book last night if I didn't have to finally sleep - and the story is so engrossing, it's the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning.
Haunted Lily is wonderful, emotional and a pleasure to read. I didn't think I'd ever find another author that I enjoy reading this much as Stephanie. I read it in one sitting basically, and completely devoured it. The story takes you into the life of documentary film maker Darby, a handsome Englishman who looses his fiancé on their wedding day. He is really messed up by this (obviously) and just at the time when he was getting over her, a frightening ghostly bride appears in the old church (his home) he renovated. He is absolutly freaked out, when by chance, he sees this girl, surrounded by spirit orbs…he is blown away! She is mystical and beautiful…he knows she is the only one that can help him. So he talks her into being the subject of his documentary. “The nightmare ball” is actually this awesome Halloween party at Lily’s amazing mansion where Darby and Lily first meet. At first he is leery about her so called “power” until he sees for himself how real her powers are.
They go to different haunted locations…and deal with all these different ghosts. That is where the story just goes into a totally amazing direction, and sucks you right in with it. You feel like you’re there with them. There is a female ghost who haunts a huge rollercoaster at an amusement park, she was my favorite ghost/ghost story out of all of them. All during this thrill ride through the supernatural world, Darby and Lily are falling in love. The reader will be overcome with emotion when the missing pieces of Lily’s life unfold. I found this story intensely romantic and a tribute to the power of true love, of a love lost and found. You absolutely can't help but fall in love with this story.
Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and read it. It will not disappoint you. This is a story filled with love and knowledge that sheds light on the things in life that really matter. It has absolutely changed how I think of ghosts. It's a powerful story you have to read!