The Awakening by Marley Gibson / Kate Harmon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Over the weekend I finished reading The Awakening (Ghost Huntress, Book 1) by Marley Gibson. This is the first book I've read by this author and I found it hard to read. I really wanted to like it! I picked up the book at Half Price Books, on one of my many trips, after reading a few pages and thought it was cute. As I started to read more of the book it started to feel predictable and you can pretty much figure out the plot of the story. I would say this would be a good recommendation for a younger audience, but the main character uses a lot of curse words. The story is about Kendall, a girl who moves from Chicago to the small town of Radisson, Georgia. When she arrives in Radisson, she has no friends and then she finds out she can talk to ghosts. At first she hears a voice from her white noise sleep machine, then she starts to just know random facts about people, and eventually she starts seeing spirits. Soon after arriving in Radisson she befriends Celia, the wallflower whose family is rich; Taylor, the once popular girl who dropped off the social scene; and Becca, the debutant turned goth girl. They all come together to form a ghost hunting group in order to help lost souls. Of course there is the cute boy who happens to be Taylor’s twin and Kendall ends up falling for him, but not before making a mess of things. In addition I wasn’t crazy about the IM speak, or that Taylor used random French expressions. I didn’t hate the book I just wasn’t crazy about it and I would probably give book two a chance.
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