Sunday, August 30, 2009

Book review: Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson

Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson (Published by Houghton Mifflin, May 4, 2009)

Sixteen-year-old Kendall Moorehead experiences many big changes when she moves from the big city of Chicago to the small southern town of Radisson, Georgia. However, adjusting to life in a rural town turns out not to be anywhere near the biggest change in Kendall's life, when she begins to sense something strange about her new home.

Kendall never believed in the paranormal before, but she suspects her new house is haunted, a suspicion that turns out to be correct. With the help of her newly discovered psychic powers, Kendall and her friends at school, who also have an interest in the paranormal, form a "ghost hunting" team. Somewhat unrealistically, the teens have enough money to buy a lot of high-tech gadgets to help them on their adventures, thanks to a wealthy friend.

This book is a quick and fairly enjoyable read that should appeal to teen readers who have an interest in the paranormal. However, it's not an exceptional book - there's nothing really wrong with it, but I didn't think it was anything special. I also thought it had rather excessive product placement, which may make it seem dated fairly soon. But for readers who can't get enough of teen paranormal fiction, it's a quick and entertaining enough read, and teens may not be as picky about some of the things that bothered me as an adult reader of young adult fiction.

1 comment:

Steph Su said...

I think I have to agree with you. It will certainly satisfy those looking for a quick read in that genre.

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