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Adapted from the short story in this collection of the same name, The Black Phone is set to be released in June. The story is one of John Finney, who is in trouble. The kidnapper locked him in the basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen other children. With him is an antique phone, long since disconnected, which transmits the voices of the previous victims who just might give him the means to escape.

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

The story goes on with the soon to be released adaptation of the “The Lord of the Rings” series titled “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. Traveling to the furthest reaches of the map, these characters carve out legacies that live on long after they are dapibus leo.

Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. At a local poetry performance one night, she meets a well-known photographer, and Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older women’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything is good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count down the weeks until summer, and the weeks spent away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, everything changes and ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Rotterham Home was a hospice for young people. Every night at twelve, a group of five young kids at the hospice came together. They called themselves the Midnight Club, and they would take turns telling each other stories. But one night, in the middle of a particularly scary story, the five kids make a pact with each other. The first one who dies is to make every effort to contact the others from beyond the grave. Then one of them does die, and the story begins.

 This story is one of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German occupied, war-torn France. This heartbreakingly beautiful novel illuminates the women’s war, a part of history we seldom see, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirt and the durability of women.

Wendy has long heard the family legend—madness strikes the Darling women, traditionally after romance visits in the form of an overgrown boy. The Darling girl will fall in love, the boy will desert, and the girl is left flirting with lunacy’s lure. Wendy wants to be grateful for her childhood adventure, but instead she is lost and consumed by the mystery of her grandmother Jane, whose disappearance following her own romance remains unsolved.

Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, and everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.

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