The Unseen 1 It Begins

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Out walking alone one rainy night, Lucy becomes convinced that someone?or something?is following her. Spooked, she ducks into a cemetery to try and lose her stalker. Panicking in the darkness, she slips and stumbles into an open grave?only to discover she is not alone in there. . . . Lucy manages to escape, but she doesn?t get away unscathed. She begins having terrifying visions and dreams?and she still can?t shake the feeling of an unseen presence, always watching, waiting. . . . Who was the girl in the grave? ...

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Out walking alone one rainy night, Lucy becomes convinced that someone—or something—is following her. Spooked, she ducks into a cemetery to try and lose her stalker. Panicking in the darkness, she slips and stumbles into an open grave—only to discover she is not alone in there. . . . Lucy manages to escape, but she doesn’t get away unscathed. She begins having terrifying visions and dreams—and she still can’t shake the feeling of an unseen presence, always watching, waiting. . . . Who was the girl in the grave? And what has she done to Lucy?

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Lucy thought her life couldn't get worse after her mother died—but she was wrong. Miserable at the home of her distant aunt and hostile cousin, she goes out walking one night and stumbles into an old graveyard, where a dying girl passes on a strange and unwelcome power. Now Lucy has strange visions and horrible dreams, and a distinct feeling of being stalked by an unseen person, or thing. Nobody believes her—except a young man at school with a mysterious and slightly sinister past. Can Lucy believe in her own perceptions, and can she decode their meaning before it's too late? It Begins, the first book in the four-part Unseen series, grabs the reader from the beginning and never lets go. The atmosphere of foreboding is wonderfully done, and there's plenty of mystery to make the reader hungry for more. In Rest in Peace, the second book in the series, Lucy is plagued by dreams and visions and by a mysterious stalker. She has trouble getting over the death of her friend and the disappearance of her hostile cousin Angela. She has nowhere to turn as the mystery deepens and the terror worsens. Who can she trust? Her friend Dakota wants to believe her, and handsome young priest Matt wants to help her, but Lucy is on her own. She must learn to understand her new powers and discover the meaning of her dreams before her unseen pursuer claims her—forever! The second book in this series is even better than the first, as the plot thickens and the red herrings fly. Bound to be a hit with the vampire set, this series is highly recommended. (The Unseen, Part 1). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Penguin, Speak, 296p., Ages 12to 18.
—Deirdre Root
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-Lucy is sure that someone is following her when she stumbles across a bruised and bloodied girl who passes on her psychic abilities just before dying. Now the teen is tormented by visions indicating that the killer is stalking her. Her only confidant is Byron, the murdered girl's handsome, brooding brother. At the end of part one, however, the two are involved in a car accident that leaves Byron dead and Lucy found clinging to life by her stalker. In the second installment, Lucy escapes after three unconscious days of captivity, but now must deal with the loss of Byron and an even stronger feeling of being haunted by someone, or something. So far, there are hints at a tortured, ancient soul with a vampirelike appetite and an ability to take on any physical form that he desires. While the author effortlessly builds suspense, the real mystery is why this is planned as a four-book series. Too much of the plot consists of Lucy braving one harrowing experience after another, often in a predictable sequence. Flat characters plague the books, with a new friend and romantic interest to replace the old ones when they die. While there's nothing new here, these books will likely appeal to Cusick's devoted fan base.-Emily Rodriguez, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142404638
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 8/18/2005
  • Series: Unseen Series , #1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,122,893
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.58 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Richie Tankersley Cusick is the author of numerous horror novels, including The House Next Door, April Fools, and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer books. She lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    LOVE IT

    i think that this book was amazing, everyone should read this

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Great read

    I thought this book was gonna be really stupid when I picked it up at the library, but this book caught me off guard! I am not one for supspense novels but this book was so unlike all the other suspensful book I've read. Lucy totally captivated me and made me just as curious to figure out what was going on as she was. I can't wait to read the others!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    I love this book

    This book is awesome. I cant wait until i get to read all 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2008

    Awesome Book

    Well, lets just say this was basically the first book that I read twice. I never read books more than 2 times. Anyways it was real good-yes the ending was a bugger{i cried the first time i read the book} but hey the story has to continue lol LOVED IT MUST READ

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    awesome

    i love this book!!! at first i didn't know what it was about because i just happen to pick it up off the shelf and buy but once i started reading it i couldn't stop. great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2006

    omg

    this book was awsome! it was so scarey and kept me turning the pages. it made me feel like i was being stalked!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    love it!!!

    this book was awsum!! it had a mix of everything. she has done it again. her books are the best in the world to me. write more!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Smh

    ....horrible I'm sorry but this books plot was all over the place each chapter brought more question so i read all four if the books and it gave me no answers just smh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2007

    not the best book ever

    This is definitely not the best book I have ever read, but its not the worst either. It has an intresting plot and you can't stop reading it from the first page...but it has a bad ending. It totally leaves you hanging and wondering what happens next. You have to buy the second book to see what happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    mucho fantastique!

    mystery, romance, danger... overall, it's a great book

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