From the Publisher
"POLTERGEEKS is action and magic brewed into a fast-paced, death-defying spell of a read. Best friends Julie and Marcus make for a fantastic team with great chemistry and quick humor to balance out the dark peril in this high-stakes, do-or-die tale of witchcraft and suspense."
-Erin Kellison – Author of Shadow Bound
"The action starts on page 1 and never lets up. Julie, an apprentice witch, and her sidekick Marcus, a science nerd who can’t quite believe some of the things he’s seeing, make an ideal team. Together, they face everything from the hazards of high school hallways to an evil spirit bent on destroying witches. By turns funny, moving, and action-packed, POLTERGEEKS is almost too much fun!"
-Nancy Holzner – Author of Deadtown
“POLTERGEEKS is GHOSTBUSTERS meets SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH with a dash of X-FILES. A magical spell with equal parts humour, adventure and surprise.”
-Sara Grant – Author of Dark Parties
“Julie is one kick-ass young woman! The story gripped me from the first page and provided a dark but thrilling romp through a wonderfully constructed magical world. POLTERGEEKS is true edge-of-your-seat entertainment and I am really hoping there will be a sequel!”
-Linda Poitevin – Author of Sins of the Angels
“POLTERGEEKS rattles along at a fair old clip, shooting out thrills and spills and quite a few good jokes along the way. All this is carried off with an enviably light touch that makes Sean Cummings not just a good YA writer, but a good writer whatever genre he chooses to work in.”
-Gary McMahon – Author of Pretty Little Dead Things
An eager teen witch discovers the supernatural world is more dangerous than she ever imagined. Fifteen-year-old Julie and her best friend Marcus aren't the most popular kids at their Calgary, Alberta, high school. He's a skinny brainiac, and she's a witch (though, of course, only Marcus knows that). When an elderly neighbor is sent flying out her front door by a poltergeist, Julie's ready to investigate, but her overprotective mother (also a witch) urges caution. The attacks continue, and suddenly Julie's mother is incapacitated. With the help of skeptical Marcus and an immortal spirit who claims to be her "tutelary," Julie must use her powers to delve into her family's past and find the ancient spirit she's sure is responsible for her mother's condition and the increasingly violent supernatural incidents around town. Canadian author Cummings' first for teens features some fizzy magic and an interesting supernatural world, but discerning readers will likely find the characters shallow and their motivations simplistic. Worldbuilding is problematic as well: If witches have always existed, it strains credulity that devastation of the magnitude described could be explained away over the centuries. A sequel is all but guaranteed; perhaps it will be an improvement. Passable escapist reading for witchcraft fans in search of something light. (Urban fantasy. 12-16)