I’ve long been a fan of Japanese horror films like The Ring and Ju-On (remade in the US as The Grudge). So if that’s the kind of spooky stuff you like, I bet you’ll dig Rin Chupeco’s debut novel THE GIRL FROM THE WELL.
The book opens with Okiku stalking her prey — Okiku being the ghost of a murdered teenager and her prey being the murderer of a small child. Okiku has a thirst for blood, but, in the centuries since her death, she’s found a way to sate that thirst without harming innocents. And she’s been on this path for years, without spending much time getting to know the living around her. Until she meets Tark, a boy who hides strange tattoos with long sleeves. Following him, she discovers that the tattooed boy is haunted by more than his tats — there’s a strange spirit attached to him. And soon Okiku is attached to him and his family — emotionally.~ read more ~