Wednesday, May 01, 2019

#BookReview for The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity @carolinecooney #Giveaway

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spiritual world, a skill that isn’t exactly useful in high school. It’s bad enough that her mother, possessed by a demon, took her own life when Anna was a child, a loss she remains tortured by. Now her father makes his living “clearing” haunted objects, and Anna’s job as his assistant makes her a social misfit. Most kids in her suburban New Jersey town refer to her just as “Goblin Girl.” 

Only Freddy and Dor remain loyal friends. But Anna’s so focused on her own problems, she’s missed that her connection with Freddy is moving beyond the friend zone. 

As junior year approaches, a rare solar storm lights up the night skies and the citizens of Bloomtown begin to act strangely: Anna’s teachers lash out, her best friends withdraw, and the school bullies go from mean to murderous. When Anna realizes she can harness this evil power, she sets out to save Bloomtown and the only family she has left. 

But to do so, she must keep her own increasingly dark urges at bay. 

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About the Author: 
Caroline Flarity is a web content producer living in NYC. Her fascination with fringe topics and love of scary movies led her to begin her writing journey penning creepy screenplays. Her debut novel THE GHOST HUNTER'S DAUGHTER started life as a feature script, placing in the finals of the StoryPros Awards and as a semifinalist in Slamdance Film Festival's writing competition. She enjoys pitting her characters against both supernatural and cultural evils.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review:  
What drew me in for this book was the cover. It was creepy and interesting and I have to say that the book didn’t disappoint at all. This one really reminded me of mashed up episode of Supernatural, The Conjuring, and Mean Girls with Hoarders tossed in for good measure.  And I have to say that IT WORKED!!  I have been in the paranormal field for over 20 years and I have to say that this author did a very good job with the ghosty demon aspect of this story.  I felt like she did justice to those who cleanse objects etc.  And I loved every second of it.  

The characters in this one were great.  I loved Anna and really enjoyed that she was just a normal teenager.  She had her faults and she acted her age! How many young adult novels can say that? I know that I have seen some people say that this reads for younger teens and I would have to disagree.  Her being 16 in this she sounded just right.  I know that my 14 almost 15 year old acts a lot like Anna in some aspects.  And over the course of the story she grows and learns that its ok to make mistakes.  And its also ok to just let things go.  Because in the end no one can make you feel bad unless you let them.  Her friends were perfect for this story as well.  I do wish we would have gotten a little more romance in this one but I could see that happening in a book two.  Her dad although a hoarder was also great.  He was understanding for the most part and his new partner was so adorable!! I love her so much!!  

I think that I would love to see a book two that centers around the house being cleaned up. Her dad going forward with healing after his wife's death.  And some romance blooming between some characters.  As well as maybe then going on the hunt to start ridding the world of bad spirits etc.  Esp. with how this one ended with Anna having a certain connection.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Bullies, Pedophile (old teacher),  Ghosts, Death of a Parent, No Cliffhanger 

A smart, witty YA horror novel with a great protagonist ~
KatherineI was proud to work with Caroline Flarity as an editor of this smart, funny, and truly scary supernatural thriller with the adventure of a teen Ghostbusters combined with the snarky wit of Veronica Mars. Anna Fagan isn’t your usual YA protagonist—she’s not a brilliant student or somehow more special than every other girl in town. She’s a disgruntled, grieving teen, the daughter of a paranormal investigator with a hoarding problem. She starts off wanting nothing to do with her father’s profession, but it turns out that she has a knack for the family business.
When an eerily familiar parasitic evil invades Anna’s hometown—the fictional yet hilariously relatable New Jersey suburb—Anna must reach into the depths of her soul to gain new power or succumb to the evil infecting her and those she loves. With the assistance of Geneva -- a brilliant electrical engineer who has arrived from California to assist Anna and her friends with de-demonizing the town -- Anna learns to access the truth within. Readers will enjoy the strong voice, sharp humor, and fast-paced action of the horror narrative, while also relating to the growth Anna experiences. This is a metaphysical thriller for teens that doesn’t shy away from difficult topics like bullying, sexual harassment, and loss.
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