Into the Grey

Into the Grey

by Celine Kiernan


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In a heart-pounding, atmospheric ghost story, a teenage boy must find the resources within himself to save his haunted twin brother.

After their nan accidentally burns their home down, twin brothers Pat and Dom must move with their parents and baby sister to the seaside cottage they’ve summered in, now made desolate by the winter wind. It’s there that the ghost appears — a strange boy who cries black tears and fears a bad man, a soldier, who is chasing him. Soon Dom has become not-Dom, and Pat can sense that his brother is going to die — while their overwhelmed parents can’t even see what’s happening. Isolated and terrified, Pat needs to keep his brother’s cover while figuring out how to save him, drawing clues from his own dreams and Nan’s long-ago memories, confronting a mystery that lies between this world and the next — within the Grey. With white-knuckle pacing and a deft portrayal of family relationships, Celine Kiernan offers a taut psychological thriller that is sure to haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763670610
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,230,600
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Celine Kiernan is the author of the critically acclaimed Moorehawke trilogy. She has also worked for more than seventeen years as an animator. She lives in Ireland.

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Into the Grey 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Into the Grey is a fiendishly phantasmagorical escapade. Into The Grey by Celine Kiernan, the author of many award-winning fantasy books, delivers a ghost story that is anything but generic. This novel revolves around two brother’s spectral misadventures into an unfamiliar realm. After a tragic event, the brothers, Patrick and Dominick, experience new dangers at their family’s summer home. How would you feel if your brother was being possessed and no one else knew? How far would you go to save him? Celine Kiernan vividly expresses the characters emotions with passionate dialogue. It is important to note that there is some profanity in the first few chapters. The Irish dialect forces you to read carefully, however it adds an original element to the story. The settings seem to blur the line between the ethereal and mortal dimension. Each chapter is unique and seamlessly pulls you to the next chapter. This book keeps you on a seemingly endless cliffhanger. As a reader you will be intrigued by the constantly changing plot. You are forced through a dream world, surreal situations, and a climax that ties together each characters story. Into the Grey is a perfectly possessed young adult ghost story, all wrapped up with an Irish accent! Review by Young Mensan Zander H., age 12, Mid-America Mensa
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I had no idea this book was so exhilarating. But a goblin boy, bad men and possession, this book was deeper than I expected. The opening scene of a fire consuming their home was written so beautifully if ever a disturbing scene can be written. So powerful and dramatic, the family escaping as “the dragon” unleashes its power on their home- a pivotal point in the book. The nightmares begin, the visions, an asthma attack takes place although all signs point that it was not an attack. Escaping to their holiday home, the family finds shelter there. You can feel the disharmony, their fragileness, and the emptiness as the family tries to rebuild amongst the dust. Its eerie how little Dee can’t sleep, crying all night long afraid of the bad man who walks in her bad dreams, who she claims, is coming to take her away. The two boys Pat and Dom sleep together in one room and it’s Dom who is having issues. Goblin boy talks to Dom yet he has no recollection of talking to him although Pat sees them together. Perhaps they’re all going crazy like their Nan who lives with them. Wanting to take Dom back to his room one night when Pat catches Dom and Goblin boy, with his black teeth and white lips talking in the garden, Goblin boy pulls Dom into the forest. I knew this wasn’t going to be good, as a tired soldier steps out and he’s the bad man from the dreams. Soon there are only 3 people standing where once 4 stood, Goblin boy has disappeared. Seriously?! the Goblin boy entered Dom. This is only the beginning and the story takes off with interesting twists and turns. Pat just wants his brother back and the Goblin boy, he is searching for something else.