Disclaimer: I received this ebook from the publishing company. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Author: Diana Corbitt
Book Series: Ghosters Book 1
Recommended For…: middle grade readers, paranormal
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade Paranormal
Recommended Age: 10+ (some scary moments)
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing
Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Theresa Martinez’s mom dies, money problems force her family to move into her dead grandmother’s creepy old mansion. Immediately, strange things start to happen. The powdered sugar she’s been searching the kitchen for suddenly falls out of a cupboard. Closed curtains are mysteriously open-all fun stuff for Theresa’s new ghost-obsessed friend Kerry. When they find out the reality show, Ghosters, is hosting a contest for the best paranormal recording, Theresa remembers Dad’s money problems and vows to win the contest. Along with Joey, her little brother who has Asperger’s, the girls use Kerry’s ghost-chasing equipment to hopefully capture prizewinning evidence. They soon discover that ghosts are just the tip of the stunning mysteries the old house holds.
Review: Overall, I thought the story was really good. The book had a lot of character development and world building. The story line was interesting and the plot kept me going from beginning to end. The book would do well with middle graders who love the spooks!
The only thing I didn’t like is that the story itself, while good, is pretty basic. It’s a little cliché and I felt that some of the side characters weren’t as well developed as they could have been. But for a middle grade novel, this was a fun read and it would definitely be something great for the fall season!
Verdict: It was great!