Thursday 24 May 2012

Book Chat: Hadn’t the Pleasure # 3

The books that have been collecting dust for so long they have become stained from it

I don’t believe in ghosts.
Unfortunately, they believe in me....

Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I’m not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV... no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. While I’m usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven’t gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents’ research trip in Charleston—and now I’m being stalked by some truly frightening other beings.

Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents’ creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my easy. All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with the ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive...

Past Midnight, Mara Purnhagen
(Past Midnight, #1)
Published Sept 2010 by Harlequin Teen
Paranormal YA
I turned on the light to my room and gasped. My parents had all their equipment out—the ion meters and recorders and even the thermal camera. They brought the thermal along only if they felt confident that it would capture something on-screen. Something paranormal.
Dad set the thermal reader down on my bed. “It’s time we showed you something,” he said.
I couldn’t help feeling dread. Dad turned on a video screen. I immediately recognized the Courtyard Cafe in Charleston.
“Do you see those white shapes?” he asked.
I sucked in my breath. “What is it?”
Mom shook her head. “We’re not sure yet. But Charlotte, whatever they are, it appears they followed us home.”
“What do you mean? What are you talking about?”
Dad turned to me. “We think something powerful was triggered back in Charleston. We’re getting readings stronger than anything we’ve ever recorded.”
My legs felt shaky and I gripped the back of Dad’s chair. The still images on the screen stared back at me. “Do you know what caused it?” I asked. No one said anything. I looked at Mon. “What triggered it?”
“You did,” she said gently. “We think you’re the trigger.”

1. Past Midnight, 1.5. Raising the Dead, 2. One Hundred Candles, 2.5. Haunted the Night, 3. Beyond the Grave, 1. Raising the Dead. 

Some Why’s  
This was actually one of those impulse buys, that I’m pretty sure that I got this book by mistake, though it wasn’t that I wasn’t looking at it, but more that I thought it was something different, a different book in a similar cover—really, people, it’s a new buy and I don’t have much care for ghost shit. Not really the ghost thing I have a problem with it’s the physic thing. I’m not sure why, but the subject actually bores me.
Which comes to the full blow whys I haven’t read it yet.

As it so happens, this is actually one my challenge reads, so it will be read sometime this year, I’m hoping soonish, because I’m thinking of having a YA fest and this would fit in nicely.

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