Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ghost Huntress 5: The Discovery
The Discovery is the fifth book in the Ghost Huntress story. Kendall Moorehead is forced to move with her family from New York to a small town in Georgia. The minute they get there certain things start happening to Kendal, weird things. After some time, and help from Loreen, Kendall realizes she is a psychic medium. Her life in the big city sheltered her from her gift. Moving to Georgia unleashed her psychic abilities. Throughout the course of the series, you follow Kendall as she tries to understand her abilities and gathers her own ghost hunting group. Along the way Kendall also discovers some secrets from her past.
This particular book focuses on a doll who, as it has been said, was made by a practitioner of voodoo to protect the children of a family she was nanny for. Xander the doll is anything but a protector. Something has gone horribly wrong and the doll has now been associated with bad things happening to people. Kendall and her group spend the book trying to get permission to enter one of the oldest houses in the town in order to learn the secret about Xander the doll. Kendall also unravels more answers about her past. What I love about this book is it is a very quick read. Although I do sometimes have trouble with the text. Kendall is a 16 year old and as a 30 year old I find some of the slang difficult to follow. Kendall uses words like "ridonkulous" and "chillax" to the point where I find myself laughing at the language in the book. I guess I'm just a bit too old school because I prefer awesome and cool :)