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Sara is the new girl in town, moving from California to Stellamar, New Jersey, just a few months ago. She has moved into a haunted old house with Lady Azura, the local palmist, fortune teller and tea leaf reader. Lady Azura is the only other living soul who knows Sara’s secret, that she can see and interact with ghosts. Until the move, Sara just ignored them. But now something has changed and Sara is no longer able to be Switzerland….
Jayden(the boy who Sara is very interested in) is haunted by a ghost who seems determined to keep the two of the apart. Plus there is a new ghost haunting her craft room, who seems bent on destruction and finds it hysterical to frighten anyone, including Sara, who he comes into contact with. When Lady Azura announces her intention of opening her Mischief Night party (read Halloween) to all of Sara and her father’s new friends, Sara is desperate to stop it. Because Halloween is the one night of the year when ghosts can wander beyond their normal haunts…..and the night they are the strongest.
This is a fun series. I enjoyed reading it, the characters are engaging and the story is always moving right along. It is a great story dealing with ghosts and occasionally the pressures associated with being a teen girl in this day and age. I would recommend this book for either a younger reader wanting something slightly more challenging or an older reader who needs a bit of improvement or to gain some confidence before tackling something longer, 8 -12+.
I am looking forward to the next installment, Moment of Truth (Dec.), Giving Up The Ghost (Feb.) and The Secrets Within (April)!--Amber
Sara deals with ghosts galore in this Halloween edition of a paranormal series.
Halloween is just around the corner, and Stellamar is buzzing with even more ghostly activity than usual! The fun begins when Sara and Lily unwittingly release the ghost of a young boy who was locked away in a closet a long time ago. The little ghost is full of mischief, but for some reason Sara is completely powerless over him. What makes this ghost so special?
And Sara’s not the only one with ghosts on her mind....Jayden Mendes, her crush from school, shows up at her house for a reading with Lady Azura. When the reading reveals secrets about the ghostly presence by Jayden’s side, Sara realizes she might be in over her head with Jayden….
Meanwhile, Lady Azura has been urging Sara to learn to put up boundaries between herself and these spirits. But Sara’s boundaries are put to the ultimate test on Halloween Eve during a huge party at her house, where ghostly visitors and real-life classmates collide!
About the Author
Phoebe Rivers had a brush with the paranormal when she was thirteen years old, and ever since then, she has been fascinated by people who see spirits and can communicate with them. In addition to her intrigue with all things paranormal, Phoebe also loves cats, French cuisine, and wiling her afternoons away in coffee shops writing stories. Phoebe has written dozens of middle-grade fiction books and is thrilled to now be exploring Sara’s paranormal world.