I was just noticing on the poll to the left today that no one's voted GHOSTS as their favorite supernatural being to read about. Sad! Though I don't believe in them, I enjoy a good ghost story--they're pretty fascinating, imho. Could it be because you all haven't found that FANTASTIC YA ghost story? Look no further.
One of my favorite series of all time is Meg Cabot's The Mediator series. It was way popular back like four and five years ago, but what with all the Twilight buzz, people FORGOT about it! THE INJUSTICE! (The sixth book is actually called Twilight, and came out before SM's Twilight. I remember when everyone was going TWILIGHT, OMG! and they WEREN'T talking about vampires. They were talking about HOT GHOSTS! Which beats a sparkly vampire any day.) (Granted, I still like SM's Twilight, but uh, READ MC's AS WELL!)
Anyhoo, Meg Cabot's The Meidator series follows Suze, a sixteen-year-old girl who has always seen ghosts. Her dad's ghost even drops in on her now and again. SHe and her mom live happily in New York City, but when her mom gets remarried, they relocate to northern California to Carmel. She has to live in an old house. And go to a very old school. And old buildings mean trouble. Namely, ghosts.
Especially like the HOT ghost who lives in her bedroom.
Thus begins Meg Cabot's fantastic and completely riveting series. It's full of humor, romance, mystery, and some kick butt mediating. Check it out, please. Do me a favor, okay? Go to your bookstore/library before they close for the holiday weekend and go pick up the first book, Shadowland.
The books are: Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight. And they are rocking.
Mediating not your thing? Are you into actual ghost hunting? Check out Marley Gibson's Ghost Huntress.
The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries— you’re about to go where our world meets the spirit world.
Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence—these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they’re living right beside us.
For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, it’s been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.
In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She’s hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They’ve got all the latest technology. They’ve got Kendall for their psychic. Now they’re going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits.
The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality.