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An interesting start to the series...
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3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
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Reader reviewed by Lizzy

It took me a while
to get into this book. In fact, at first I was worried that I wasn't
going to like it at all. Generally, I'm a fan of paranormal lit, as
well as TV shows (I secretly love watching Ghost Hunters). So, that
meant I understood most of the technical terms that were thrown around.
Since the first half of the book was spent introducing characters, and
ghost hunting tech, that could be a reason why it wasn't holding my
interest. The first half also chronicles Kendall's discovery of her new
found abilities, and trying to cope with the fact that she can see and
talk to spirits.

I think my main issue was the language used by
the teens. Seeing "BRB" as part of a conversation, or extended vowels
(i.e "yeeeeeeah") really pulled me out of the story. While I'm sure
some teens talk like that, I've personally never heard it. There were
also a lot of brand names mentioned in the descriptions. While I
appreciate what the author was trying to do (hey, who doesn't love a
little more description in books), I personally would rather read more
description of the surroundings as opposed to the clothes. It feels
awkward, because I never think to myself "I'm wearing _________ brand
jeans and a cute top from _____". In the second half it had toned down,
possibly because that was when the action began. So, I was able to
concentrate more on the story.

Overall the book was okay. It's the start to a series, and I'm looking forward to book two, Ghost Huntress: The Guidance.
Now that the author doesn't have to introduce the characters and tech,
I think that the story will flow more. Definitely an interesting read
if you want to learn a little bit more about ghost hunting, or feel
like getting creeped out right before bed


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