Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

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Zoe Aarsen By zaarsenist Completed

McKenna Brady thinks her junior year of high school is going to be the best ever when she's welcomed into the elite group of popular girls at Weeping Willow High School led by blonde, gorgeous Olivia Richmond. Prior to junior year, McKenna was known in her small town as the girl whose twin sister died in a tragic house fire, and she's overjoyed at the prospect of redefining her identity. She has a date to the Homecoming dance with Olivia's handsome older brother, and a good chance of being elected to student council. For the first time since McKenna's parents divorced, things are looking up.

But everything changes the night of Olivia's Sweet Sixteen sleepover birthday party. Violet, the shy, mysterious new girl in town, suggests that the girls play a scary game called Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, during which Violet makes up elaborate stories about the future ways in which beautiful Olivia, brassy Candace, and athletic Mischa will die. The game unsettles McKenna because she's already escaped death once in her life, but she doesn't want to ruin her friends' fun. It's only a game, she reminds herself.


But it doesn't seem like a harmless game a week later when Olivia dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, exactly as Violet predicted. And something begins haunting McKenna's bedroom at night, leaving her clues that all seem to point to Violet. McKenna enlists the help of her cute next-door neighbor Trey in finding out exactly what kind of curse Violet has put on all of the popular girls in the junior class. As Violet rises to popularity and seemingly steps into the life Olivia left unfinished, McKenna and Trey know they only have a limited amount of time to bring an end to Violet's game before more lives are lost.

  • curse
  • exorcism
  • fiction
  • ghosts
  • horror
  • paranormal
  • teen
DreamLyte DreamLyte May 06, 2017
This book has been sitting in my library forever and Im beating myself up for waiting so long. Great prologue!
LivMilesauthor LivMilesauthor Jul 05, 2017
Interesting glimpse into your characters! I like the social gaming here, and the double-meanings of a character's actions and words.
heyitsmary24 heyitsmary24 Jun 29, 2017
I used to think that and then my perfect teeth decided to go back because I forgot to wear my retainer. :) ALWAYS WEAR ONE UNTIL YOU DIE.
JustHoldOnTy JustHoldOnTy Jun 09, 2017
Will be a junior in August. Can this glow up happen to me this summer?
heyitsmary24 heyitsmary24 Jun 29, 2017
You're nearsighted and you have to wear glasses the whole time? I'm nearsighted and my eye doctor said never to wear my glasses unless I really need them.
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