The Haunted by Danielle Vega

The Haunted

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying lo...

Details The Haunted

TitleThe Haunted
Release DateJun 4th, 2019
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews The Haunted

  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Razorbill – Penguin Random House, via Goodreads Giveaway for an honest review. Opinion: Grab your salt and sage, kids.There’s a haunting in our midst. After a traumatic experience involving her ex-boyfriend, Hendricks and her family have just moved from Philadelphia to a small-town in New York, in the hopes of starting fresh. But with a new school and new friends comes questions about her...
  • Ellen Gail
    "Why are you doing this? What do you want?""We already told you. We want one more." A haunted house.A haunted past.Which one is more dangerous?Logically it's a 4, but my heart gives it a 5. And honestly, after a little distance from it, it's 4. My heart still unashamedly loves it, but logically, it has to be a 4.Anyway, on to the part of my review where I do more than dither over numbers! Or at least attempt to do more.The Haunted is my first Dan...
  • Cillian
    Final buddy read of the year, sis! (Well, technically, maybe not. Maybe 2018 will be a doll and stretch itself out a wee bit so we can squeeze one more read...)Whichever, happy reading and happy closing of buddy reads for 2018.
  • Amanda
    I had hoped to like this book more than I ended up liking it. One of the reasons for this was that it is classified as a horror story but it felt more like a contemporary with spooky vibes. One of my biggest problems with the story was that the main character, Hendricks, experienced unexplainable and unsettling happenings in her new home day 1. But instead of telling her parents or her new friends, she keeps her experiences all bottled up. Her ju...
  • Kristen
    I won a free copy of this book from Bookish First in exchange for an honest review.Okay, so before this turns into a big, long rant, I want to say that the first half of this book was amazing! The writing is truly great. The pacing is fast and exciting. The horror aspect is refreshingly different for the YA genre. I was truly enjoying myself and hoped to be writing a review about a 5 star book in the end.However, that's not exactly what ended up ...
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Will write review later as 2 members of the Litsy Mark Up Postal Book Club haven't read it yet.
  • Shaina
    Really good story... totally better than some of the last in The Merciless series ! RTC On to the next in the pile !Edit :***** The review : I’m rating this alongside OTHER WORKS of this author’s in the past. If I do so then this is a solid four. The consistency was much better and so was the story and the ratio of someone getting hurt to real life .... eh... pain ratio? Those that have read will understand. Example : someone getting their he...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    3.0 StarsVideo Review: a huge of The Merciless, I was eager to check out the newest novel by Danielle Vega. I didn't expect to love this one as much as The Merciless, because I prefer exorcisms over haunted house. Yet, even with tempered expectations, I was still disappointed by this one. This is a young adult horror novel that unfortunately suffered from all the tropes of the genre. Despite being classified as horr...
  • OutlawPoet
    So honestly, I'm constantly surprised by the comparisons between Vega and King. I don't really get it, except...they both write horror?This is a good, clean, YA novel. You have a girl who is a bit of an outsider with a past who moves to a small town and this town has secrets...secrets that lead back to the house her parents just bought.The story is highly suspenseful (never scary) and only gets the tiniest bit gruesome toward the end. You do have...
  • Susan
    This was a really fun haunted house story! It was suitably creepy and more than a little gory. There is some animal death so be aware if you are sensitive to that topic. It's more of a mention and not graphic or detailed violence to an animal. There is a lot of suspense and tension while you wait to see what horrible thing will happen next. It made me want to keep listening into the night. The characters I liked didn't get the ending I had hoped ...
  • Mandy
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of a giveaway from Bookish First. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. Well, um, I wanted a ghostie book. And I did get a ghostie book. It just wasn't the ghostie book that I wanted. It's not the ghostie book we all deserved. It was just, um, yeah. It wa...
  • andrea caro
    It's Danielle Vega, so naturally I love it.This book is about a girl named Hendricks who moves into a house where a young girl was murdered. It doesn't take long before spooky shit starts happening - creepy disembodied voices, meowing from a cat that she doesn't have, the smell of her abusive ex-boyfriend's cologne, and a steak knife through her door.This book has dark family secrets, ghosts, a delicious mystery and Danielle Vega's incredible voi...
  • thi
    2.25/5- miss Vega where’d my campy horror queen go - don’t get me wrong this book is creepy .. but it’s nothing like her other horror books which are INSANE and violent (in a fun way imo) and I LOVE them - When it was creepy it was creepy otherwise it was boring .. idk - Also the 2 boys with insta-crushes, pass - I could dig a little deeper and see how the hauntings were an allegory of the after effects of hendrick’s past abusive relation...
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    Read more of my reviews at!I am a huge fan of The Merciless series! I read them as they were released and really enjoyed every one. I was constantly impressed with Vega's ability to write truly scary horror novels for a YA audience and was excited to pick up The Haunted. I was able to trade for a copy with a friend and was eager to dive into this new, hopefully terrifying story.This book revolves around Hendricks and her family af...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "She looked away from the tub for a fraction of a second, and when she looked back, there was a boy standing in the tub, watching her with wide black eyes, her razor clutched in one hand. He tilted his head, his upper lip twitching."Danielle Vega always knows how to make me uncomfortable while reading her books and I love it. This one is no different than the others, it creeped me out in the best way possible. Some scenes were just your typical Y...
  • Mehsi
    A girl moves to a new home... only to find out that she and her family aren't the only ones living there.This my very first Danielle Vega book that I finished and liked. Wow. I kind of had given up this writer, I have tried all her books (at least the first books if it is a series) and I dropped them all somewhere while reading. But since I was in the mood for a creepy-crawly and spooky book I decided to just try it one more time. One more shot. ...
  • Julie
    I... just- what? Like what was that ending? I'm just at a loss for words tbh.This honestly isn't Danielle Vega's best work. The ending bumped it up or lessened it depending on how you look at it. Lmao that ending was sooo dumb. I'm astounded. I both hated and loved it. This book bounces between being slightly creepy and then super cheesy. I did get slight "It" vibes in the beginning which is I guess where the Stephen King comparisons come from. I...
  • Jessica Peace
    4.5 Stars rounded down because I Am SALTY over the ending. This was the first book that I have read by Danielle under the Vega name. I have read others that are under Rollins and I was still super intrigued and interested the entire time. Danielle just has a way with writing and this book was no exception. I am really excited to dive into Survive the Night and the Merciless Series now! Still super salty over the ending though, and no one can chan...
  • Amanda Mae
    That ending was a HOT. MESS.
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    I have seen Vega's Merciless series in the book stores so often that I've almost... ALMOST... bought one. I'm not sure why I was hesitant.. maybe it's because I figured YA horror couldn't possibly be frightening... but these days I'm finding that I'm quite enjoying this mixed genre and Vega is making that belief a hardened one.Haunted house and ghost/paranormal stories are a bit hit or miss for me. Sometimes they downright freak me the f*** out a...
  • Diana
    Hendricks moves to a new town with her parents to get away from an abusive bf. They move into a haunted house where a little girl waS killed. She meets new friends but she can't tell them about the ghosts. She can only talk about it with her neighbor Eddie because it was his sister that was killed and he knows that hendricks' house is evil.
  • Jamie
    In true Danielle Vega fashion this book had me on the edge of my seat, wanting to read straight to the end but not right before bed obviously. when a book starts with something traumatic, you're in for a ride. the story starts out traumatic and bounces to a normal teenager who is experiencing not so normal things in her new house and must rely on her "wrong side of the tracks" neighbor for help. If i were to pick this apart it would be to say tha...
  • Katherine Paschal
    **Review can be found at **Hendricks is just trying to start over, leaving behind the events from the last few months and looking forward to the chance to be a new girl in a new high school far away. But what she didn't know was that the house her parents bought and are renovating is supposedly haunted as per her peers. Supposedly a girl was killed in the house a few years ago. But the rumors can't be true......
  • Erin
    Horror is a tricky genre that I usually find myself mad at more than anything because of one reason or another, but The Haunted took me by surprise and left me eager for more horror and more books by Vega. Hendricks moves to a small town in New York after her parents decide it is best she had a clean slate. She tries to lay low, but that doesn't work when she is quickly swept up into the popular crowd. With them, she finds out more about the hous...
  • Cheryl
    I was drawn to this book by the book cover. I figured with a book cover like this, the book had to be good. Sadly, I was mistaken. There may have been things that went bump in the night but it was barely a blimp on the radar. There was nothing that intriguing about the characters. I will give credit as to what was happening to Hendricks was creepy but not frightening scary. Yet, as much as I did not care for this book; I did still keep reading it...
  • Beth
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy of this book.Another great book from Danielle Vega. I enjoy her writing style, and her books are just creepy enough that I have to read them during the day. Can't wait for her next one.
  • linnea h.
    Solid! Im so glad there's more than one!!!!
  • Meigan
    Fast-paced and mysterious, The Haunted is a spooky tale sure to bring the chills to young horror lovers. Hendricks and her family move away from their old town as a sort of fresh start, and make their way to a beautiful fixer-upper in a super small, close knit town. Little do they know that the house is actually an infamous one, and everyone in this town has a different story about it. Soon after moving in, strange and spooky things keep happenin...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    I am confused.I'm feeling both heartbroken and creeped out at the same time.What a weird combination.And look - this new YA installment is actually my favorite release from this author. Granted, I've only read the first book in the Merciless. But I felt that there's something about The Haunted that reminded me of the horror media that I actually consumed so this book kind of has a special place in my heart. I can't believe it.This book was as cam...