If only this book could last forever. As a setting for a ghost story, Wickham Hall is elegantly creepy: The students are as ruthless as they are genteel, and even the ghosts haunt the property with restraint, lest they fade away with all their secrets. Though tragedy strikes early on, the romance brings this addictive murder mystery to a sweet and satisfying end.
Liv Bloom hopes to leave her mark on the art world when she enrolls in an exclusive New England boarding school on a scholarship; little does she know that her legacy at Wickham Hall, like so many girls before her, will be painted in blood. Popular Malcolm Astor can’t save her on the night she is killed and left to haunt the school grounds. Now only the class weirdo, Gabe, can see her. To catch her killer and free her soul, Liv will work with Malcolm and Gabe from beyond the grave. (SOHO TEEN, Mar., 288 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781616953225, HC, 14 & Up)