Review: Poltergeeks / Author: Sean Cummings / Publisher: Strange Chemistry / Release Date: October 4th
Strange Chemistry Books is a brand new, YA fantasy and science fiction imprint and in October they release Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings.
Fifteen year old Julie is a witch, just like her mother and has magical powers just like her late father. Only her best friend Marcus knows her secret and when an old lady is propelled out of her home into their path, how could they just walk past?
Exorcising the poor old lady's house and freeing it of the spirit that threw her from her home is only the beginning in a chain of events that changes Julie's life forever. The evil spirit of a witch hunter general is out to get her and after a paranormal attack at her high school, Julie feels completely out of her depth and calls her mother for help. As her mother attempts to control the evil spirit, she is overpowered and a spell pushes her into a deep coma, with only days left to live.
To save her mother Julie must unleash powers she never knew she had and trust people who may not deserve trusting. She's got the biggest fight of her life coming but is she prepared to face her enemy?
Poltergeeks is absolutely everything you could possibly want in YA fantasy. The strong, sassy and sarcastic female lead has just enough insecurities to make her lovable and relatable. The writing style flows easily and pulls you in to keep you turning the pages as quickly as you can. Add ghost Dads, animated corpses, deception and a talking dog with a sprinkling of teenage angst and you've got the whole package. And the icing on the cake? Well I thought I'd guessed the twist at the end but that was a decoy for an even bigger twist, brilliantly done! This is a great, fun read and I am already looking forward to the follow up.