The Midnight Palace is by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Boy does this guy know horror! He is the Stephen King for young adults. Set in India in the 1930s, this is the story of orphan twins who are pursed by a family curse. With the help of a group of friends Ben and Sheere must solve the mystery of their father's past and face the horrible creature that wants them dead.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10.