Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.
This charming and romantic tale was a breath of fresh air. Sixteen-year-old Tori adores Halloween and she can hardly wait to get her costume ready for this year's trick-or-treat. But until the spooky night, there is time for a short vacation so Tory, her little brother and her parents are paying a visit to her grandmother. Grandma lives on a big spooky ranch close to the forest and this makes it even more enjoyable for our girl. One night she wanders around the woods and sees a light deep into the woods so she decides to investigate. Who could have lit the lantern in the middle of he forest and for what reasons?
Grandma knows all about the old lantern and so does Tori's father but what they don't know is that the lantern is magic : a tiny boy lives inside it. Tori soon learns that the boy's name is Jared and he is from another realm .He doesn't remember how he got inside the lantern , his last memory was while he was working in the workshop building lanterns and now he seems to be captive in one of them.
Tori is determined to free Jared from his trap..