Review of "White Smoke" by Tiffany D. Jackson


“Change is good. Change is necessary. Change is needed.”

These words have become Marigold Anderson’s new mantra. While she has made some questionable choices, Mari is determined to focus and get her life back on track. 

With a new blended family, as well as moving to a new state and city, things are different, and it’s Mari’s job to adjust. Mari is cautiously optimistic, but the family’s new home has other plans. 

White Smoke is a wonderful read. While this book does touch on social commentary issues such as gentrification and mental health, White Smoke is, at its core, a modern-day haunted house story that emits a creepy feeling almost from the beginning. 

The sense of dread that stayed with me during this read was consistent and kept me turning the pages.

Trigger warning: if you have a bug phobia, this is not the book for you! 

Tiffany D. Jackson is proving to be a shining star in the Teen genre. She continues to put out realistic and memorable novels that have won numerous accolades. 

If the creepiness of White Smoke is not appealing to you, I suggest you check out one of Jackson’s other novels.