'Truly the most magical story ... iridescent and lyrical and heartwarming' - Hilary McKay
'A glitteringly magical adventure' - Sophie Anderson
Lighting Falls is a fantastical story of ghosts and friendship from Amy Wilson, 'the rising star of children's fantasy'.
Valerie has been living at Lightning Falls nearly all her life. She’s perfectly happy helping Meg and the rest of the family to haunt the guests who come to stay there at the crumbling Ghost House. One night, she sees a strange boy, Joe, up on the viaduct. There she discovers that beneath the river is a bridge – one that will take her to the world of Orbis, which Joe claims is her real home.
A world that is under threat. Plunged into a dangerous adventure, as the link between the two worlds begins to crumble, Valerie is forced to confront the truth about herself . . .
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Average rating from 11 members
Amy Wilson does it again! We have left the beautiful, frosty settings of Wilson’s previous books to visit Lightning Falls and, in particular, Ghost Hall which is home to, Yeo, ghosts. However, we have Valerie, a special sort of ghost who was born on Halloween so therefore a Hallowed Ghost, who can do things that those alive can do - eg eat and sleep. But the appearance of a boy on the mysterious viaduct and continued star storms signifies that something is Not Quite Right. This is a lovely story with a wonderful found family who help Valerie discover more about who she really is. It is well written and full of Wilson’s atmospheric and lyrical story telling. A joy to read. Thank you NetGalley for this arc.