Book Review: Spirit Hunters
I hope you had a good Friday night and are excited about the weekend. I know I am!
Recently I finished another book and wanted to share my experience. This time around it’s Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh.
Fun fact, this is one of the creepy books that I found in my search late last year that I just had to have. It’s been sitting on my shelf for several months, and I finally dug in and gave it a go!
We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother. A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn!
Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?
I gave this novel four and a half stars!
This is my first read by this author, and boy was I blown away!
This book is about a young girl named Harper Raine. Her family has recently moved to DC into this big house, but something is off. Her little brother Michael starts talking to an imaginary friend and acting strangely.
What’s going on? Is her house really haunted like people say, or is this all in her head?
I loved this book!
First off, the characters were great. Harper is a bright young girl with a bold personality. I liked her strange backstory and how she was trying to regain this piece of her that felt missing since a relatively recent accident. She really cares about her family and it shows. I also loved the bits of heritage we got sprinkled throughout. It really made this a well-rounded experience.
Harper’s family were well done too. Her sister, little brother, and parents were believable and entertaining in their quirks.
The plot was riveting. I mean, it’s a haunted house. What more could you want? I came here for the thrills and chills, and I wasn’t disappointed. The plot twists were fun, unanticipated, and kept those pages a blazing. The book didn’t really scare me per se, but it was exciting and I can see how this book might creep younger kids out. Definitely not a bedtime kinda story.
If I had to pick at anything, I would say that Harper coming to terms with the fact that her house is haunted took a little bit longer than I hoped. She had plenty of experiences to validate this fact to where I felt acceptance could’ve happened just a smidge earlier, but I’m not upset about it.
In the long haul, this book was a stellar read, and I can’t wait to get my hands on book two!
That’s a Wrap!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!
Have you read this book before? What did you think? Do you have a book recommendation similar to this one? Feel free to share in the comments!
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