The Nighthouse Keeper (Blight Harbor) (Hardcover)

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The Nighthouse Keeper (Blight Harbor) (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews


This is the portal fantasy (? or horror?) for all you spooky fae cryptid kids (and adults). Evie and the denizens of Blight Harbor are on the trail of missing ghosts. It's just poor luck that Evie has to open another creepy door (or three) to help her friends. Perfect for the cozy/soft goth in you. I only had to check my heart rate twice, so it's not too scary, with strong Ghibli vibes. And if you didn't read THE CLACKITY it's not a problem, except that you'll want to make sure it's on hand once you finish NIGHTHOUSE KEEPER because it's just as good! I read it in just one sitting!

— From Jessica's Picks!

Evie once again leaves her world behind to rescue Blight Harbor’s ghosts in this “deliciously dark and gripping” (Kirkus Reviews) second book in the middle grade Blight Harbor trilogy that’s reminiscent of Doll Bones and Small Spaces.

Evie Von Rathe has been home for only a few weeks from her adventure in the strange world of seven houses when Blight Harbor’s beloved ghosts begin to disappear. Did they leave without saying goodbye, or has something gone horribly wrong? Soon Evie is invited to a mysterious council meeting, where she learns about the Dark Sun Side and a terrible secret.

Yes, the ghosts have gone missing. And that means serious trouble.

With the help of an eleven-year-old (or 111-year-old, but who’s counting) ghost named Lark, trusty Bird, and a plump ghost spider, Evie must find a way to defeat the vicious Nighthouse Keeper responsible for the missing ghosts, save her otherworldly friends, and find her way home from the Dark Sun Side before she’s trapped there forever.
Lora Senf is a writer of dark and twisty stories for all ages. She is the author of The Clackity (a Bram Stoker Award Nominee), The Nighthouse Keeper, and The Loneliest Place and credits her love of words to her parents and to the public library that was walking distance from her childhood home. Lora finds inspiration for her writing in her children’s retellings of their dreams, on road trips through Montana, and most recently in an abandoned abattoir. She lives in Washington state with her husband, their twins, and two remarkably lazy cats. Visit her at LoraSenf.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9781665934633
ISBN-10: 1665934638
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Blight Harbor
*"Nuanced character development is a strength across both first two books of the trilogy. Readers will undoubtedly eagerly await the final volume, even if it will mean saying goodbye to a fascinating and memorable world, and a brilliant protagonist in the heroic Evie, who is so much more than she initially dreams she can be."
— BCCB, Starred Review

“Senf’s nightmarish, well-imagined supernatural landscape is original and compelling. . . . More than just a battle between good and supernatural evil, this story shows the ultimate power of empathy and tenacity. Readers will be left both satisfied by the ending and wanting more. . . . Deliciously dark and gripping.”
— Kirkus Reviews