Great tween read for boys and girls, very creative and fun reading. I love that the characters are not your typical polished girls. They are very mature for their ages but have moments of angst.
Really great and imaginative series, love paranormal ghosties! The books have a great flow, they are perfect for middle readers. The story always moves at a steady pace and gives you everything you need to solve the mystery. This is great for junior sleuths out there.
Kat and Jac have a great friendship, they have rocky moments like anybody, but they work things out. It really is a great model for kids who have best friends and how to deal with issues. I love the way grown ups explain things without talking down to the kids. They also try to let them work things out on their own.
We do come into a few boy issues in this book. Thankfully it isn't heavy on the crushing. But I will warn any boys the feelings start to get a little gushy every now and again.
I am very happy we are finally addressing the darker spirits Kat keeps encountering. It has been annoying to see them mentioned in earlier books and never resolved. I am hoping the next book takes things back to the school and that dark entity. While it gets a little scary with the ghosts, it never travels to full on horror.
I listened to the audiobooks narrated by Allyson Ryan, who is terrific. She has a real feel for the quirky nature of the characters and it comes through in the voices. She makes great choices in the speed and energy of the read. There could be a little more diversity in the types of voices, a little more distinct would be nice. I really like her style and love the way she compliments this series.
Overall this is a great book, as an adult I was entertained, so I am sure kids will love this. Great pace and fabulous characters. Might not be for folks who are against New Age Philosophies.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.