The Haunted Mansion: Storm & Shade is from Disney and based loosely on their Haunted Mansion attraction. This book is set in New Orleans, where Audrey has just moved to town and is trying to fit in and make friends. She ends up finding 2 blocks away a mansion that is supposedly haunted and ends up visiting it with some friends. A Category 3 Hurricane is also supposed to hit and her friends families as well as hers have to decide if they are going to evacuate or ride it out. Audrey ends up making friends with someone at the Mansion named Stirling, and ends up realizing that it may be a ghost and a lot of the ghosts there can see and hear everything she and her friends have been doing and saying, even if they couldn’t see them at the time. Some strange things start happening and Audrey and her friends are worried that if they can’t stop it, soon they too will end up as a happy haunt at the mansion.
I loved that this book was set in New Orleans – it really lent itself to the spooky haunted and voodoo vibe. It’s about 400 pages long so a bit of a longer read, but a lot of fun and takes you right into the action in the mansion with the friends yourself. If you enjoy the Haunted Mansion ride and all things Disney, you’ll likely enjoy this book!
I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Welcome, foolish mortals, to an original and eerie novel inspired by the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney Parks!
When high school student Audrey Perez moves to a town that’s supposedly home to a haunted mansion, she and a few of her new friends decide to investigate. Audrey is quickly swept up in a macabre mystery and eerie adventure that holds the fate of the Haunted Mansion’s 999 happy haunts in the balance. A storm is coming—both literally and figuratively—and it’ll be up to Audrey and her friends to save the Mansion—and its ghosts—before it’s too late. But can Audrey do so while dealing with her own anxieties and while caught in a love triangle between her boyfriend and the enigmatic Sterling—who just might be a ghost?
Read on, foolish mortal, if you dare . . .