Wednesday, April 24, 2013

School Spirits

School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)
School Spirits

Rachel Hawkins

ISBN: 978-1-4231-4849-4

May 2013

5 Stars

*This is an uncorrected galley I received through NetGalley*

Fifteen year old Izzy Brannick has been trained to fight monsters, but attending school for the first time turns out to be a conflicting experience for her.  Tackling high school drama and a new small town comes after Izzy’s sister Finley disappears and weird reports of a haunting at the school is the break from their dangerous lifestyle that her mom thinks they need. Making friends was not on Izzy’s agenda but getting close to them could lead her to the clues she needs to solve the haunting and move on.   When people start getting hurt Izzy must trust those new friends to help her to stop the haunting once and for all bringing her closer to them than she intends.

There is nothing for me to complain about.  The one thing that I really enjoy about Rachel Hawkins’ books is the characters. They are always very vivid, unique, and even the antagonists are relatable.  The pacing is right on speed with the action and the pages turned effortlessly.  If I could have dedicated my time to this I could have finished it in a few hours.

The character relationships were great (even comical at times) and it was not over romantic, which is refreshing in young adult novels. I absolutely recommend this one and will be waiting for the next installment anxiously.


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