May 15, 2013

Book Review: School Spirits

Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt? 

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I like Izzy.  She so wants to be a normal teenager but that is rather difficult considering that she comes from a long line of monster hunters.  She has never had the opportunity to go to school or make friends her own age.  So when she has to attend a high school so that she can discover the ghost that is behind the hauntings, it is a whole new world to her.

I found that SCHOOL SPIRITS was a fun book to read even though the subject matter of the ghost out for revenge is dark in a fun kind of way.  The main character Izzy and her sidekicks are easy to relate too even though we really don't get a chance to really get to know any of them with the exception on Izzy.  

I think that this book would be perfect for younger teenage girls as it does explore friendships, the world of high school, and the beginnings of a relationship with Dex.  While there is violence, it isn't the sort that should bother a younger reader because it is caused by the ghost.  I rate this book a 3.8.

 *** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
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