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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Mini Review} School Spirits (School Spirits #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Four Stars

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!

Remember that person from the third book of the Hex Hall series, Spell Bound? Yeah, me neither. But I found out that School Spirits takes place in the same world, and I loved the descriptions of that witch world, so I had to ask for it. And then I got accepted!


I didn't enjoy this book as much as Hex Hall, sadly. The actual rating is more of a 3.5 stars than an solid 4 stars. 

This was a pretty quick and fluffy read, and it doesn't really stay with you in the long run.

There still is a sense of humor in this novel, but it isn't as pronounced.

The setting is a high school, and that sort of bored me. It seems every young adult novel is set at a high school nowadays.

I really liked how Dex wasn't exactly like Archer. I felt there was a pretty big difference between the two.

I will read the next books in the series. School Spirits is an engaging read, and I hope the next books answer my questions.

Thank you Netgalley and Disney-Hyperion for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

And now my favorite quotes:


“You are my new hero. Seriously, I might actually be in love with you now. Would it be awkward if we made out?”
I didn't highlight that much in this book so there are not that many favorite quotes.

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