Release Date: May 14, 2013
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Having read and loved Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins, I knew that her newest release, School Spirits, was a must-read. I know that when I’m in the mood for a paranormal but not a particularly dark read, her books are the ideal direction that I want to head in. School Spirits did exactly what I asked for; it provided a nice mystery, fun characters, and a great paranormal story.
There’s really no other way to describe this book, other than that it provides just enough information for this book to be enjoyable, but nothing more. The reader is introduced to this world of Prodigium, paranormal creatures. Hawkins goes into brief detail in the beginning which suffices, but nothing too exhaustive. This isn’t to say that it’s lacking though, either. The mystery surrounding the killings at the local high school is very entertaining to read about as well. There isn’t much to it, really.
As for the characters, they are all a bundle of fun! Izzy, our main character, is written like a real teenager, going through the same struggles that teens experience every day. Her added secret with the involvement of getting rid of paranormal creatures is a nice twist. Her group of friends whom she meets at school are an amiable bunch; they are all so lovable and the romance is subtle but definitely there.
This review is quite short, but there’s really nothing else I can say about this book. School Spirits itself is a short, quick read, and if you’re looking for a fun read but one that’s not necessarily a chick-lit contemporary, this book would be perfect. I guarantee that you’ll have a good time with Izzy and her group of ghost-hunting friends!