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Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson

Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson

Release Date: May 4, 2009
Publisher: Sandpiper
Age Group: Young Adults
Pages: 352

The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries— you’re about to go where our world meets the spirit world.

Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence—these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they’re living right beside us. For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, it’s been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.

In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She’s hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They’ve got all the latest technology. They’ve got Kendall for their psychic. Now they’re going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits.

The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality.

Ghost Huntress was a really different take on the paranormal/fantasy book that I’m used to. Mainly because it’s supposed to be “real” to a certain extent. I mean people actually do this stuff. The ghost hunting part. There is even a paranormal investigator group in my area. I’m too much of a chicken to even attempt what these girls did.

It’s obvious that Gibson knows what she is talking about when it comes to investigating things that go bump in the night. It was really neat to see the technical aspect of everything, even though I may not have understood half of what was going on!

The actual plot of the story, was a little bit predictable, but it was still fun. I thought it may have been a little convenient for the best friend to have a steady supply of cash to buy all the equipment, but hey, it could happen. It was interesting learning about Kendall’s “ability” and some of the specifics on how that actually works. I really liked the whole twist with Jason, I definitely saw it coming, but it was still really cute.

This was an entertaining start to the trilogy and I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in the future novels.

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