Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Feature: The Haunted Stepsister


Today, I'm excited to share a book I acquired and edited for Leap Books Seek. I feel in love with The Haunted Stepsister immediately for several reasons. First, Medeia's writing is great. Second, it's about a haunted bathroom! Third, this is a diverse book.

If you haven't checked out The Haunted Stepsister yet, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father's recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever. 

The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets. 

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?

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Medeia Sharif was born in New York City and presently calls Miami her home. She received her master's degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Published through various presses, she writes middle grade and young adult short stories and novels. In addition to being a writer, she's a public school teacher.


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20 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Medeia! I've heard of few bathroom horror tales and they've all managed to spook the heck out of me. The Haunted Stepsister sounds like one that would, too.

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  2. Talk about serious life issues. Congrats Medeia.

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    1. Yeah, possession would be pretty serious! And seriously scary.

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  3. Congratulations to Medeia! This story sounds so intriguing!

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  4. Congrats Medeia. Sounds like a good read.

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  5. A haunted bathroom sounds great, lol! Well...as a story premise, not for real. ;) Though if it were a friendly ghost that would pick up our towels & clean up all the chin hairs my husband always leaves behind when he shaves, that'd be great!

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    1. LOL Yeah, not for real! I like your friendly ghost idea. I want one that will clean for me!

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  6. I just read it. Yes, it's spooky and tense and an I-can't-put-down read.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Beverly. I felt the same way about it.

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  7. Thank you for the feature. Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful comments.

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  8. I like that cover! Bravo to Medeia!

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    1. I do too. I fell in love with it when the cover designer sent it to me.

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  9. I'm about halfway through right now and it's an awesome book! Everyone should read it!!!

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  10. Sounds exciting! Congrats Medeia!

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