The Lovely Dark
Harvey Anderson always knew the universe was against him, but there's a lot of stuff he never expected to happen, like having a crush on the most popular girl at school, and then falling into a giant hole in the middle of nowhere with her. And if that wasn't enough, somehow they managed to release a soul-sucking, ancient witch as well. So yeah, there's that. You'd think it'd be pretty hard to beat, but knowing Harvey's luck, it's about to get a whole lot worse.
A dark and magical journey
Beautiful written story that I read in one sitting. While it's a Young Adult book the darker themes make it geared to the older readers able to deal with death of friends and loved ones. Harvey is in year 11 and on school camp with his Best friends Jack and Toni. When he's paired with Toni, Greg and Lian for orienteering, little did they know things would go terribly wrong. After Harvey gets stuck in hole with Toni and Lian, they stubble across a book, box and pentagram and accidentally release and evil witch that was bound in the book. When people around them start dying the must come up with a plan to binder her again. Can they do before more people die or they get themselves killed in the process