The Hunt for the Seventh

Registered by Minerva101 of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 12/18/2010
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 18, 2010
I enjoyed this book. It is a decent ghost story that reads like historical fiction. Nice twist at the end.

Product Description
A haunted mansion.
Six dead children.
A garden of statues.

With every step he takes around the carefully manicured grounds of Minerva Hall, Jim is haunted by the ghosts of children, long dead, whom no one else can see. Urging him to "find the Seventh," the children leave him cryptic clues pointing to a devastating ancient prophecy that only he can stop from being fulfilled.

Jim befriends another boy—Einstein, who lives at the Hall. Einstein is autistic and very, very smart. If anyone can help Jim find the Seventh, perhaps he can—Einstein clearly knows more than he is saying. At the same time, the dead children seem to be leaving Jim some sort of macabre treasure trail.

If Jim doesn't figure out the clues, innocent people will die. But how can Jim find the answers while the dangers of the Hall grow ever more threatening? And even if he can, the real question is—is Jim already too late?

Linking ancient rites with modern mystery, Christine Morton-Shaw has crafted an eerie thriller that will keep readers guessing until its startling conclusion.




Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/18/2010 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am releasing this book into the YA Crossover Bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, January 28, 2011
I forgot to journal this when I took it out of the YA bookbox! whoops!

This was a really interesting YA mystery. It kept me flipping the pages so I read it in one sitting before heading to bed. Perhaps not the best of ideas since it sparked a restless night full of unerving dreams that I can't quite recall.

Journal Entry 4 by megami-no-ushi at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 05, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (2/12/2011 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to the Feb mystery meeting to release for the mystery theme -to be swapped or left on the shelves.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 5 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 13, 2011
Picked up this book at the Calgary BookCrossing February meet-up. Sounds like a good, creepy mystery.

Journal Entry 6 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, March 04, 2011
Not a bad mystery, but the character of the sister annoyed me. I also thought the statues might play a part in the story, like the Weeping Angels on Doctor Who, but sadly no. A decent twist at the end.

Journal Entry 7 by locker-monster at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (3/12/2011 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book for the March Calgary BookCrossing meet-up. If it didn't go home with someone it's on the bookshelf.

Journal Entry 8 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 13, 2011
A new YA author for me. Thanks Minerva101 and locker-monster.

Journal Entry 9 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, September 19, 2011
I begin Chapter 1 and realize I have read the book. Skim the rest to refresh the ol' grey cells. I'll bring the book to the October meeting.

Journal Entry 10 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 08, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/8/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking the book to the Calgary BC Meetup at the Joshua Tree Cafe today.

Journal Entry 11 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 09, 2011
Picked up at the October BC meeting, this book has now completed its trek to the precarious heights of Mt. TBR.

Journal Entry 12 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2012
Excellent ghost story. Jim is haunted by the ghosts of dead children from the Manor House where his father is head gardener.


SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON!



I admit it. The 'one of the characters was dead all along' gets me every single time, its so sad though, Einstein seemed like such nice kid. I really loved the plot and the historical aspects. Old manor houses are just the best places for ghost stories (anyone whose been on a tour of one will surely agree).

That said, I couldn't decide if Sal was just clever, or if she didn't talk like an 8ish-old at all. Or potentially if Jim was just a bit on the dim side. I actually think Sal was my favourite character, she seemed so much more sensible and brave than Jim gave her credit for.

Journal Entry 13 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (3/10/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Finished this just in time for the Calgary BC meeting tomorrow! This is fairly skinny, so it should fit in okay with the theme.

Journal Entry 14 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 11, 2012
This one looks interesting, but I will have to read it before the herchellettes get their hands on it.

Journal Entry 15 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ok, the clock just chimed 4 AM, the house is still, and my husband is quietly snoring beside me. I have just finished the last page of this wonderful story and I still feel the afterglow that you get when you close a great book for the last time. Aahh!
I loved all the imagery of the Summer Solstice and the cunning woman, Blind Beth, the mourning Dad, the bossy little sister, Einstein and of course the reluctant hero Jim. It has been a long time since I read a YA, and I will be doing it more often.
My 11 year old avid reader has tried to get her hands on this one, and now it is her turn.
Many thanks for pushing this one across the table at me

Journal Entry 16 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 03, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (5/9/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Bring this back to the group.

Journal Entry 17 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 10, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (7/11/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Bringing this book back to the group.

Journal Entry 18 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Picked up at get together

Journal Entry 19 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, September 09, 2016
I really enjoyed this story. Though I thought the numerous statues on the ground would play a bigger part in the story, and I would've liked the children statues to have been visited more quickly before going off on the willow and lantern tangent which led to the bigger mystery. His sister and the lady in town I also found a little inconsistent.

But on a whole I liked the pace of the story, and the ancient family curse, and the symmetry of it. I enjoyed the main character and Einstein, liked that they were really alone in figuring things out. It all came together well.

Thanks for the fun read.

Journal Entry 20 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 08, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (10/8/2016 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to get together

Journal Entry 21 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 08, 2016
I brought this home from the October meet up at Cravings.

Journal Entry 22 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 29, 2017
Interesting, fast read. The twist is nice.

Journal Entry 23 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/12/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am bringing this book back to the August meetup at Cravings.

Journal Entry 24 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Picked this up at the August meeting. We had 9 BookCrossers and a LOT of books. As always it was wonderful to see everyone and to try out the new breakfast menu at Cravings.

Journal Entry 25 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (10/13/2018 UTC) at Langdon, Alberta Canada

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Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Quick creepy read.

Journal Entry 26 by B-Lynn at -- Controlled Release in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, November 19, 2018

Released 2 mos ago (11/19/2018 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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returning to the next meeting for the next reader. The twist in the plot was definitely interesting!

Journal Entry 27 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
picked up January 2019 meeting

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