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5.0 out of 5 starsPicky reader
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
My son is a very picky reader. He’s about to turn 12 and I’ve tried everything from classics to humor to adventure to horror. This was the only book he would not put down! He read it in a day! I was amazed! Definitely worth a read!
My daughter loved this book. Normally, she is easily distracted from reading, but she brought this book everywhere with her. When she was getting close to the end, she begged for the second one, The Island of Monsters.
4.0 out of 5 starsVery good story, I really enjoyed how it keeps to ...
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
Very good story, I really enjoyed how it keeps to the point of the book (spirits) without the usual half a dozen chapters of unnecessary detail that only serve to fill pages , the backstory(s) here, really are relevant to the story and blends into how our heroin becomes a spirit hunter. I will defiantly look for more books from Ellen Oh!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2017
I did NOT expect to be as scared by this book as I was (I mean this in a good way). Ellen Oh doesn't hold back any punches in this amazing MG horror with awesome inspiration from Korean Shamanism. Adore this book so much!
5.0 out of 5 starsGhost adventures but middle grade
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
I tend to read a lot of middle grade. This was a super fun read. I loved that the main character was of Asian descent and that it explored her Korean heritage. Ellen Oh does a wonderful job weaving in Asian experiences within the story!
According to the locals, Harper's new house is haunted. And they're not wrong, she feels it the second she steps inside. That kind of cold air that makes your skin crawl.
I am so glad I picked this one up. Spirit Hunters was just the spooky Middle Grade I had been craving. I mean it did not hold back, we're talking demonic possession, murderous ghosts, weird lucid dreams of the past. It was fab.
This felt very reminiscent of Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts series, but with a lot more diversity and characters that had depth. Harper is Korean and her best friend Dayo is Jamaican. I often find with a lot of middle grade, the characters and their personalities can take a back seat, but that was definitely not the case with this one.
If you're in need of a little brain break from serious reads, and you love all things spooky and fun, this could be perfect for you! I finished it in less than 24 hours, it was so readable. There is a second installment called Spirit Hunters: The Island of Monsters, and I'm definitely going to be grabbing a copy of that aswell!