Publisher: Graphia Books
Release Date: 4th May 2009
Other Titles in the Series: The Guidance (07/09/09)
Kendall Moorhead can’t sleep. Not a wink.
Ever since her family moved from Chicago to the small town of Radisson, Georgia, Kendall hasn’t gotten a decent night’s sleep. It’s just too freaking quiet.
To remedy the situation, Kendall’s father brings home a white noise machine. The soothing sound of static should Kendall drift off to la-la land.
But what Kendall hears is anything but relaxing: A voice comes through the machine. A Voice? Has Kendall completely lost her mind? Or is she waking up to a world she never knew existed?
I didn’t expect to enjoy Ghost Huntress: The Awakening as much as I did. It was really, really good.
It was clear that Marley Gibson has done her research and really knows what she’s talking about. All the ghost hunting equipment that Kendall and the gang used was explained clearly and in just enough detail to be completely understood. I was completely surprised at the range of devices used to capture every second of the hunt and I watch Most Haunted!
Marley Gibson’s debut novel is fantastically written. She gets right into the mindset of a teenager and captures our essence perfectly. There are also lots of pop culture references scattered throughout The Awakening that really enhance Kendall and her friend’s personalities. Kendall herself is very funny and loves Justin Timberlake, which makes her a brilliant heroine in my opinion.
The only qualm I have about The Awakening is that it was loaded with religious references. It’s probably just down to personal taste but I really didn’t like that about this book. Occasionally it seemed to border on preachy, but most of the time I was able to simply ignore it and enjoy the story.
The Awakening is a fabulously written start to what I’m sure will be a brilliant trilogy. I can’t wait to read the next instalment, The Guidance, when it’s released in September.