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Book Review: White Smoke by Tiffany Jackson


The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.



So just to be clear, this is a Tiffany Jackson stan page. She is one of my favorite authors and I support and stand by her works 1000%!

Ok, so on the review. SHE. HAS. DONE. IT. AGAIN! “It” being has written another jaw dropper. This book is labeled as middle grade but when I tell you I was all into it! It is not one of those cheesy written fake horror books. This is legit.

She has managed to effortlessly weave relevant societal issues (i.e gentrification, Marijuana use, etc) with perfect and seamless, engrossing storytelling. I was pulled in from the first page and honestly, could have completed it in one sitting!

Somebody give her her flowers now and will someone please purchase film rights for at least one of her novels?!

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