Thursday, June 2, 2016

School Spirits By Rachel Hawkins|Review

School Spirits (School Spirits #1)
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 14th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 297
Format: Hardcover

Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break. Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush. Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt? Rachel Hawkins' delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as the New York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!

My Thoughts

From the author who wrote the magical Hex Hall series, comes a thrilling, action-packed spinoff! For many years, the Brannicks were a feared family monster fighting group, determined to track down anything unnatural. Isolde Brannick or Izzy is one of these highly trained monster hunters. She just so happens to be the last one besides her mother and missing sister. When leads dead ends, Izzy and her mother must search for a new case until now information surfaces. Finding themselves in Alabama, Izzy accepts a case involving a ghost at a high school. A ghost. How hard could it be? High school on the other hand. Quickly, Izzy befriends a group of teenage ghost fighters, except neither of them have seen a ghost in their life. As the mission becomes more and more complicated, it is up to Izzy to keep everything from spiraling out of control.
I'm normally not a big fan of spinoff series, but School Spirits defiantly has some potential. Although this will be the only book published of the series, I am looking forward to reading some more. Izzy is a completely different main character compared to Sophie from Hawkins' Hex Hall series. Slightly more grounded and less in the dark about, Izzy is a strong and notable character. Her relationship with Dex is cuter than Sophie's and Archer's. Where there's is full of playful insults and jabs, Sophie and Dex simply are perfect for each other.
I wish Hawkins was publishing more in these series, but only time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this book yet, I've read books by Rachel Hawkins before and I really enjoyed them. Thank you for posting, I think i'll check it out.