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The Awakening (Ghost Huntress Series #1)

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

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    "It's too freaking quiet here! I can't sleep. Not a wink."
    Kendall's not adjust well to the family move from Chicago to Georgia. She missed her best friend, but most of all, she misses the noise. She can't sleep - which means that she can't function. Something's keeping her from sleeping. At first, Kendall thinks it's just insomnia, but she son comes to realize that it's something more - something MUCH more. She hears a voice in an otherwise empty room. She befriends a woman who informs her she's going through her psychic awakening. Kendall can hear ghosts, see ghosts, and know details about people she's never met. She confides in her neighbor - the only girl she knows in town. Together, they decide to become ghost huntress. They ask other people at their school to fill the photographer, the nonbeliever, and the sound technician spots to make their group complete. With the town full of ghosts, will they succeed in their hunting or will they simply make the ghosts angry?

    The start of a trilogy with sassy characters who don't fit the stereotypes of teens. There's something for everyone here: a paranormal activity, parental issues, forging friendships, and a little romance. It's a super fun read that make you question your ghost beliefs.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

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    Kendall never really thought much about ghosts and spirits inhabiting our world after they die...that is until she moves to Radisson, Georgia, and is confronted by one in her own home.

    Living in a town full of ghost tales leads Kendall to discovering just what exactly is happening to her and her senses. An adult, Loreen, teaches her the basics and offers her help, but it's some peers that lend the most to Kendall as the psychic in her awakens: Celia, the nerd of the school, who knows all about technology and Taylor, a cute and preppy girl who is a whiz behind a camera.

    During her first year in Radisson, Kendall discovers ghosts in her house and at her dad's work, though one might be a bit more trouble than the other. She also starts her own ghost hunting team, and begins to fall for Taylor's twin brother, Jason with the pretty blue eyes.

    Overall, the first GHOST HUNTRESS book was a ton of fun. As someone who watches some of the ghost hunting shows on TV, it was great to see a book that deals with the same (and makes it easy for everyone to understand).

    I love books that are a series because it's often hard to let characters go, but I also know that it's hard to keep up with them and you might only read the first one. However, when it comes to this new batch of books, I'm most definitely going to read the next one. I have to know more and I'm sure others will feel the same!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2009

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    I wasn't so sure that I would like this book, because I'm not really into the whole ghost thing. But I did like it a lot. The story was a good one. Teens can relate to the whole not being who you thought you were, and having people not understand you or thinking your crazy. I'm looking forward to the next one because I think I know what the big secret.
    The book is about a sixteen year old whose family picks up and moves her away from her home and friends. Then she founds out she can see and talk to the dead, so she and a few friends think its a good idea to help to the dead find peace. But like every teen book there's some romance, drama, finding yourself, and dealing with the parents who just don't undertsnad you. All in all this was a good read and I'm glad I read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Really enjoyable

    Really interesting read. You get to know the characters and sorta feel like one of the team. The storyline is good. It keeps ya reading with the right mix of paranormal, teenage fun and angst.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    it's ok

    This is the first book in the Ghost Huntress series.This book is an ok book.I would give it a B if rating it. I do admit I love learning how they do ghost hunting and the technical terms they use. It has a great plot just not too many exciting things happen for my taste. Most people would prolly like this book,I'm not dissing it in any way.It's not the best or the worst book I've read. It did it's purpose of passing time for me. The story begins with Kendall who has had to move from her life long home in Chicago to a small southern historical town in Georgia.She soon finds out she is psyhic and uses her gift to help ghosts and people in her new town.

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