EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West

It’s officially summer, so the perfect time to start in on a binge-read, and with the release of the fifth and final installment in Jacqueline West’s The Books of Elsewhere series last week, you’ve got enough to get you through some solid beach days.

Olive Dunwoody moves into a creepy old house with her mathematician parents, and like all smart kids one step ahead of their parents- she senses something’s up. The place is a weird, trippy, Weasley house without the warmth, and Olive soon learns that there’s much more than meets the eye. The paintings seemingly fused to the walls as permanent fixtures actually serve as portals to Elsewhere. Following in the footsteps of the intrepid kid-explorers who came before her, Olive embarks on a dangerous adventure in Elsewhere. It’s like Coraline meets Harry Potter.

We’ve got an exclusive excerpt: Chapters 1 and 2 of Shadows, the first volume of the series. That should whet your appetite for more- four more, to be exact. We’ll even get you started with a free copy of Shadows: Tell us your favorite haunted house, leave it in the comments section along with your email. Winners will receive a copy of the first volume in the series to kickstart your summer binge read.

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