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Emily Coldwater was two years old when her mother disappeared. Now, ten years later, her dormant psychic powers have become active. The gabulous estate that her family constructed and has maintained for generations was built using blood money. The mansion, Emily learns, is not only alive, but it also has fed on the negative emotions of her ancestors, fattening on murder, greed, lust, and many other negative emotions. Now, as the house seeks vengeance against its residents, Emily must use her new powers in a desperate attempt to save the life of her loving aunt--and her own!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a kid Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   telekinesis    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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