On a visit to a creepy museum sisters, Samantha and Jessica do the ridiculous and touch things they were warned not to. And so begins the haunting of a lifetime that follows them to the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic II, replica of the ill-fated ship that sunk in 1912. But, meh, what can ghosts do? Quite a lot it seems. A scary encounter becomes a fight for survival as a possessed locket and a malevolent ghost follow the pair (yeah, the locket slinks around like a snake) all over the ship screeching threats and attempting to kill. If they wish to remain among the living Sam and Jessica are going to have to move quick.
When I requested The Titanic Locket I scoured my brain for the memory of the author’s name which sounded so very familiar. As it turns out Suzanne Weyn is the same author who wrote a Titanic novel a few years ago that involved mediums and such. Had I known I would have passed on this juvenile novel.
Honestly the quality of literature marketed to children these days is absolutely appalling and unwholesome. Samantha and Jessica are CHILDREN for crying out loud yet they see a boy and immediately begin drooling and fighting over him. Then there’s the rather demonic aspect of the story with a ghost that transforms from a dead girl to a skeleton repeatedly followed up by a bunch of ghosts who transform into zombies. Trust me – you do not even want to hear the grisly description. I’m still sickened over that. It was completely and thoroughly disgusting. Witchery was prevalent throughout and something I was most uncomfortable with. Not something I would recommend to other readers.
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