The Dreaming v.2 by Queenie Chan – 192 pages
Following the discovery of the body of the latest girl to disappear, classes at Greenwich Private College are suspended. Many students leave, and the ones who remain are virtually cut off from the world. Their isolation intensifies as rain pours down for days. While Amber is virtually bedridden with nightmares, her twin Jeanie investigates the dark history of disappearances over the decades, finding an unexpected ally in a teacher. Although there is a pacing problem at one point – sitting down for a long talk while a band of ghostly disappeared students appears outside and infiltrates the locked school – the middle volume of The Dreaming offers up more Victorian gothic atmosphere where dreams and reality mix, and plenty of dread. I am looking forward to learning the secret of the disappearances in the last volume.