Review: Ghost Huntress—The Awakening by Marley Gibson

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Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.com/Publishers Weekly

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.

  

When I came across the Ghost Huntress series, I was immediately intrigued by the acknowledgements section. Why would I read it just because of the acknowledgements? Unlike a lot of the books I’ve read on the paranormal, this one mentioned several of my favorite television shows like Paranormal State, Ghost Adventures, and Psychic Kids. So, intrigued as I was in such an unusual manner I merely breezed through the book. It had an unusual premise for the first “appearance” of a spirit—speaking through a white noise/ocean machine. Kendall Moorehead is the protagonist who seems a little angsty at times, yet adapts super quickly to any new situation—something that didn’t seem to go too well with what I knew of her character. There were a lot of curse words used—specifically the “s” word—that seemed to distract from the dialogue a bit.

Still, this was a spunky, spritely novel full of fascinating trivia on the paranormal and had endearing characters that were easy to relate to. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will surely pick up the next one.

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