★★★★ / 5
Author: Marley Gibson
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Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
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, its 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.Review:
I’m a big fan of all things supernatural and paranormal and I knew I was going to enjoy Ghost Huntress: The Awakening the minute I read the blurb. My spooky obsession with ghost hunting shows (Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Lockdown etc) most likely made me more biased than most about the themes in this book. However I feel that it’s because of my knowledge of ghost hunting and the equipment they use, that I can truthfully say that Marley Gibson did a phenomenal job of portraying an accurate account of ghost hunting.
Ghost Huntress introduces us to our protagonist Kendall, a smart and sassy teen who faces more than just the challenge of moving to a new small town and a new school – she also has budding psychic abilities. With the help of her high tech neighbour and some new eclectic friends, Kendall finds herself trying to navigate the shadowy spiritual world as well as trying to figure out how to fit in at high school. Packed with spine tingling chapters and a mysterious plot line, Ghost Huntress is everything a Young Adult book should be.
Well written and substantiated with scientific facts, Ghost Huntress: the awakening is fantastic frightening start to this spooky series.