Title: The Ghost Hunters Daughter.
Author: Caroline Flarity.
Publication Date: 13th April 2019.
Publisher: Easy Side Press.
Description: Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spirtural 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 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 begins to acts strangely: Anna’s teachers lash out, her best friends withdraw, and the school bullies go from being mean to murderous. When Anna realises 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 uses at bay.
*Trigger warnings for Suicidal thoughts and molestation Ect…
Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book as an ARC to review.
The ghost hunters Daughter overall was enjoyable. Fast paced which is always good in my case. Something I enjoyed the most is that it has so much content in such a small book. Also there was a lot of interesting topics that I will be going into further. The Authors writing style was very descriptive which she uses throughout the novel and made reading the novel enjoyable.
Many of the characters were relatable in this book. The friendship between the three main characters was one of my favourite things about the novel. I enjoyed that Anna wasn’t a popular kid but she had her friends by her side. But wasn’t quite sure about the author hinting at a love triangle during the beginning, which then never even ended up happening.
The Ghost Hunters Daughter is classed under young adult. But it also includes fantasy, paranormal and horror. Luckily it wasn’t overly scary and still enjoyable. I haven’t read many paranormal genre books but the author made it very enjoyable with a hint of humour.
During The Ghost Hunters Daughter there was many good subjects which should be addressed more often. Bullying: in the book we get to see the repercussions of the person being bullied. Which I found to be great, the bullies never really understand what they are doing to their victims. Another subject which I really like that was mentioned, was when one of the female characters was molested by an older person. And when the character told her father he just shrugs it off as ‘boys will be boy.’ Why do we do this? When should we ever say it’s ok for someone to do these things to us. And why especially do we say this when it’s a guy, just because some people think they are the superior. It’s never ok to say ‘boys will be boys!’ And the last subject I want to talk about that’s important is when the main character is around her crush. I think when it comes to crushes we all act stupid. And I think at the time we don’t think bad things will happen to us. But they do, and in the case of the main character she begins to send inappropriate things to her crush, which is then sent around her class. I don’t think girls should ever have to dumb themselves down for a guy and never send inappropriate pictures just so they like you. He should like you for you. And if that’s not enough for him then drop him.
I rated The Ghost Hunters Daughter a 4/5⭐️
It was really enjoyable and fun. And if the author was to publish anymore novels I will definitely read them.
Thank you for reading x