School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

School Spirits

byRachel Hawkins

Hardcover | May 14, 2013

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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 theNew York Timesbest-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!Praise for SCHOOL SPIRITS
* "Ace plotting, snappy dialogue, unexpected twists, and an exhilarating finale will have readers eager for more." -Publishers Weekly(starred review)

* "Hawkins dials the level of humor up to high throughout most of the book, with deftly phrased witticisms in both the narrative and her characters' dialogue. Her characterizations shine as original and funny, especially Dex and Torin, an Elizabethan-era warlock trapped for centuries in the Brannicks' mirror, who dispenses dubious advice." -Kirkus, starred review

"In true Hawkins fashion, School Spirits combines romance, intrigue, and the paranormal with humor and high-school drama to produce a light read that bodes well for another Hawkins series, this time featuring the Brannicks." -Booklist"[A]n exciting paranormal romance that provides a dynamic and riveting plot line that will keep readers eagerly turning pages." -VOYA

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Rachel Hawkins(www.rachel-hawkins.com) was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She lives with her family in Alabama. To the best of her knowledge, Rachel is not a witch, though some of her former students may disagree.
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Title:School SpiritsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423148495

ISBN - 13:9781423148494

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4Q 5P J S A spin-off of the successful Hex Hall series, this book introduces us to fifteen-year-old Izzie, whose family has an unusual occupation-they hunt wayward magical creatures called the Prodigium. Trained by her mother, Izzie has become a fearless warrior against these renegades who have broken the rules of the Council. Now Izzie must go undercover as a regular high school student to track down a powerful ghost that is haunting the town. As she settles into her new job, Izzie finds that she really enjoys making new friends and just being a regular teen. There is also her growing romantic interest in Dex to make things even more confusing. But the job must come first and Izzie is determined to succeed. This is an exciting paranormal romance that provides a dynamic and riveting plot line that will keep readers eagerly turning pages. Hawkins also takes care to develop her main character fully, allowing us to feel Izzie's struggle between her desire to just be a normal teen and her need to fulfill a destiny she has not chosen. The romantic tension between Izzie and Dex is nicely done, with a minimum of gooey purple prose. The ending ties up a bit too neatly, but fans of paranormal romances and Hawkins' Hex Hall series will be thrilled with this new series.-Jan Chapman.-VOYA