Best Anya Allyn books

Dollhouse (The Dark Carousel) (Volume 1)

Anya Allyn

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"Something happens to you when you read this. You will be changed. It's. Just. That. Amazing." -Nancy Holder, NYTimes Best-selling Author of BUFFY: THE MAKING OF A SLAYER
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The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping saga, a mix of the chill of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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Three friends search for a missing girl in the forest, unaware of the deadly trap lying in wait for them.
Vintage dolls hanging from branches in the deep of the forest lead to a crumbling mansion. Beneath the mansion lies a macabre, life-sized dollhouse that is filled with trapped girls, ghostly beings and things that shouldn't exist. 
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Every nightmare comes to life in the chilling descent into horror that is the Dollhouse.


Note: (A different version of this book was published in 2014 in eBook format only by Paper Lantern Lit. This updated version (including a print version) has only been available since January 2017)

PARACOSM: Bleath: The Hauntings

Anya Allyn

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From the author of the Amazon best-selling series, THE DARK CAROUSEL.

PARACOSM will transport you to ghostly worlds only glimpsed in nightmares.

Psychology Student, Zoe Cosgrove, arrives in the isolated West Virginian town of Bleath to study a strange phenomenon--a cluster of children who are experiencing paracosms (beliefs in imaginary worlds).

The mayor of Bleath provides Zoe with accommodation at the empty Wilmont house. It's not the friendly farmhouse Zoe was picturing. Worse, she begins to doubt her own sanity when the house starts transforming itself.

Late at night, scratching noises scrape along the staircase banister and inside the trinket box under her bed. And out in the wheat field below her bedroom window, ghostly figures wait . . . .

Is Zoe slipping into an imaginary world of her own? Or are the things she's experiencing terrifying real?

PARACOSM is a standalone novel. It is part of a wider world, having a deep connection to The Dark Carousel series.

"This book is great on playing with your mind.... and for the last 20% I literally could not put the thing down. And the ending - it was NOTHING like I was expecting" - E.Maynard

"A completely gripping and totally engrossing read from start to finish..." Brenda Telford

PAPER DOLLS: A Supernatural Horror (Dark Carousel Book 2)

Anya Allyn

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Once you've ventured into the underground dollhouse, the spirits there will never release you.

Cassie, Ethan and Lacey sought their missing friend, Aisha, in the deep of the forest. After being captured by the deadly trap of the dollhouse, Cassie finally fought her way to the surface. But she's beginning to question if any of them were truly rescued.

Back in 1920, a clairvoyant tells 14-year-old circus performer, Sparrow, that she is soon to die an unnatural death. With her grandfather spending the last of his circus fortunes on dark magic and with Mr. Baldcott chasing her for marriage, Sparrow doesn't know who to turn to. Then a circus train derailment in Copper Canyon that kills most of the people on board changes everything. Someone has blown up the tracks, someone who wanted desperately to get hold of the Book of the Mirrored Tree that Sparrow's grandfather was transporting.

In present day, Cassie travels to Copper Canyon to try to find the Book of the Mirrored Tree. Too late she discovers a chilling, devastating betrayal.

(Paper Dolls is a 2017 different/updated version of a version released in 2014. It follows on from from the January 2017 release of DOLLHOUSE only..)

DOLLHOUSE - Book 1
PAPER DOLLS - Book 2
MARIONETTE - Book 3
MUSIC BOX - Book 4 (Final)

MUSIC BOX: A Supernatural Horror (Dark Carousel Book 4)

Anya Allyn

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The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The final terrifying story of The Dark Carousel series.

As the day of Cassie's marriage to the centuries-old spirit, Balthazar, grows chillingly close, she finds a secret way to the high tower. The shadowy inhabitant of the tower has haunted her mind since her first day at the castle.

In the tower, Cassie makes a shocking discovery, after which nothing can be the same.

Before Cassie's last stand against the castle ends, she'll fight the serpent shadows that swoop in like spectres from across the frozen wastelands, and she'll face down Balthazar and the serpent empress herself.

But her greatest fight will come from within.

MARIONETTE: A Supernatural Horror (Dark Carousel Book 3)

Anya Allyn

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The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

A shattering betrayal leaves Cassie beyond all light or hope. The betrayal signals a return to Balthazar's castle.

She's forced to wait out her sixteenth summer in Balthazar's terrifying, dank quarters beneath the castle, until he wakes from his long slumber and she is taken as his bride. Each day she is reminded of her fate, in full view of the sixty glass door cabinets where his teenage wives of centuries past are preserved. No bride lasts very long. Each day, she is told she is little more than a butterfly, soon to waste away inside a painted, wooden replica of herself.

Deep inside herself, she plots revenge against those who have taken everyone she loved away from her. And she'll never stop seeking a way to destroy the second book of The Mirrored Tree--the knowledge of which will give the castle dominion over all the universes.

Celestial

Jamie Campbell

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From the beginning of time, the mysteries of the night sky have captivated humanity. Our ancestors foretold the future through the phases of the moon, worshiped the countless stars, and feared the comets that streaked across the sky before disappearing back into darkness.

Now, ten YA authors have come together to explore the impact the appearance of a comet can have on a life, a relationship… or an entire world.

'Shadow' by Sarah Dalton. When Mary visits her Aunt Izzy's remote seaside bungalow, past and present collide. She soon realises a dark shadow hangs over her childhood memories, leaving her a task she would rather not complete... A haunting ghost story that explores the delicate relationships between women. Part of the 'Mary Hades' series.

‘The Sleeping Goddess’ by Zoe Cannon. On the eve of a once-in-a-thousand-years celestial event, the last surviving priestess must decide whether to obey her goddess and destroy an entire race… or follow her heart and let her own people die.

‘Before the Pageant’ by Susan Fodor. In a dystopian city where appearances are everything, Ambrose Addams spends all her time striving to be number one. With classical beauty, the hottest boyfriend in Tealé, and the most sought after position in the city, Ambrose should be happy; things rarely go the way they should. One fortuitous exchange will not only change her priorities, but the whole course of her life.

‘Comet Cotillion (A Celestial Mini-Wave)’ by Sutton Shields. Marina Valentine spends her days in The Helena Hambourg House for Maladies, where each hour presents a new fight for survival. Life in an institution isn’t exactly ideal, but for Marina, nothing could be more dangerous than being caught in the middle of a vicious scheme cooked up by the evil Head Hoodooess, Madame Helena. Now, Marina and her quirky friends must find a way to escape before everything that makes them special is taken away forever. ‘Comet Cotillion’ is a short, fun-filled prequel to the events occurring in The Merworld Water Wars series by Sutton Shields.

‘The Shadow Keepers’ by Anya Allyn. At the terrifying moment that seven-year-old Molly discovers her mother dead, she sees a stranger standing in the room: a teenage girl. The girl holds a shocking secret. A new story from The Dark Carousel series.

‘Tragic Magic’ by Jamie Campbell. A stalking ex-boyfriend is one thing. When he is a demon, it’s a whole new ballgame. Lacey would like to think she is an average teenager, except the witch is anything but. In order to get rid of her crazed ex, she must draw on all her powers to vanquish him forever.

‘The Greenhouse Gas’ by Ariele Sieling. Galya wakes up to the flash of a falling comet, and discovers that her escape pod is floating in a graveyard of spaceships. Confused and scared, she and her brother set out to search the destroyed ships for signs of their father... or any life at all. This story retells Hansel and Gretel is set in outer space.

‘Project #45’ by Marijon Braden. The Brightness wasn’t the end of the world, but it might as well have been. Now, Amy and her family are trying to rebuild their lives, trying to return to some kind of normalcy, all the time wondering…why did it happen? How? And when will it happen again? And a million years (Miles? Worlds?) away, the answer is so simple…

‘Moon Warrior’ by H.S. Stone. Separated from her tribe after a sand dragon attack, Luna finds herself alone with no food or shelter. She must cross a desert wasteland to find her people again, but when she loses their trail, she discovers that her warrior instincts may not be enough to save her.

‘Love Me or Love Me Not’ by Katie Hayoz. Six months ago, Star’s parents left her with a disturbing secret, one she's guarded despite everything. But as the comet she’s been observing grows brighter and brighter in the sky, the consequences of keeping that secret come to light. A tragic story exploring sanity, love, and the quest for fulfillment.

Dollhouse

Anya Allyn

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A dark, Gothic, Young Adult Mystery. ~*~ Four teenagers chance across a mysterious, crumbling mansion in the depths of the mountains. - One of them is about to vanish. - One of them is lying about what they know. - None of them will escape the fate awaiting them in the terrifying Dollhouse beneath the old mansion--a world of nightmarish horrors and insanity. ~*~ Six months ago, fifteen-year-old Cassie Claiborne reluctantly moved from her home in Florida with her social worker mom. In her new home--a remote, mountainous Australian town, Cassie meets new friends--Aisha Dumaj, Ethan McAllister and Lacey Dougherty. For the first time, Cassie falls in love. The only problem is that the boy she falls for is her friend, Ethan--and he and Aisha are already an item. When Cassie goes on a school hike to Devils Hole with her new friends, she tries desperately to keep her feelings for Ethan secret. Aisha disappears on the hike without a trace--with the police believing she was murdered. When Cassie, Ethan and Lacey return to the mountains to search for Aisha--Cassie begins to realize she never really knew any of her friends. Everyone has their own secrets. She discovers the stranger lurking inside everyone she thought she knew. The darkest secret of all waits beneath the old mansion in the mountains--a secret from which there is no escape....

Lake Ephemeral: A chilling sci fi thriller

Anya Allyn

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An idyllic community with a closely-guarded secret. A young girl with the courage to bring them down. 

Eleven-year-old Sera leaves the orphanage to reunite with the mother she never knew at a place she's never visited. But having no memory isn't the same as having no history.

Sera recognises the unsettling look in the other children's eyes. She sees it in the mirror every day.

This isn't her first visit to Lake Ephemeral, and for reasons no one will explain, no one other than she has ever left. At first glance, it makes sense given the tropical paradise they inhabit.

Yet the deeper Sera digs, the more disturbing the truths she uncovers... 


 - The secret behind the massive, carnivorous plant species that has overrun the valley and cut them off from the outside world. 

 - The adults' passive acceptance of a child's critical illness and their steadfast refusal to seek medical attention.

- Sera's mind-blowing revelation about her own tragic past.

Having grown to age seventeen, Sera is determined to escape and discover the truth about Lake Ephemeral.

Dark Carousel (4 Book Series)

Anya Allyn

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From Book 1: "Something happens to you when you read this. You will be changed. It's. Just. That. Amazing." -Nancy Holder, NYTimes Best-selling Author of BUFFY: THE MAKING OF A SLAYER
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A dark presence is collecting girls, deep in the forest. Two girls have vanished, and now a third. Cassie and her friends desperately search the forest for their friend, who went missing on a hike. When they find vintage dolls hanging from strings on branches, they should have turned back.
But they didn't.
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The dolls lead to a crumbling mansion. Beneath the mansion lies a macabre, life-sized dollhouse that is controlled by a terrifying being. In the dollhouse, you must dance until your feet bleed, sit on the toy shelf if you're bad, and if you've been very bad, you are sent to the toy box - a pitch-dark cavern that contains beings beyond nightmares.
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And now there is no escape.
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Note: (A different version of this book was published in 2014 in eBook format only by Paper Lantern Lit. This updated version (including a print version) has only been available since January 2017)