miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Posses by Gretchen McNeil

Name: Possess
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Series: None
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384 pages.
Website: http://www.gretchenmcneil.com
About the author: Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as "Monday," and she is an active member of both The Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle grade fantasy writers, and The Apocalypsies, a group blog of 2012 children's debut authors.
Where can you buy it:
Barnes and noble
Book depository

What goodreads says:
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

My opinion:
I read this book as part of the BNC of Halloween. And yes I can't believe how far behind I am this month!!

This must be the second book about possessions that I've read in my entire life, the first being the exorcist... yes sad really. But as I didn't really enjoy the exorcist I was somewhat reluctant to pick up this one, it just isn't my type of book, or that's what I thought.
Possess isn't your typical possession book. The main character is Bridget Liu, half Chinese-half Irish (amazing combination... and I thought I had a weird one I'm part English part Spanish part Irish and part Moroccan...) and she's also a exorcist, well kind of, she's got the power to listen to the demons but has to follow five simple rules, which I have to say she doesn't really follow (you tell them girl!!) Bridget also has a smart mouth and some amazing friends :) That's always important right??
And then you have the love interest: Matt Quinn, the local policeman's son who's father also happens to be seeing her mother, sort of.
I love how for Matt and Bridget it isn't love at first sight, as they were friends, and then they kinda fell apart only to find each other once more.
Father Santos is a great character who isn't all that he appears, and Bridget's stalkerish friend gave me the creeps.
But my favourite character and the one that had me in tears of joy and sadness was Sammy, Bridget's eight year old brother, who is a genius and is soo cute :)
Sometimes Bridget can be immature, but we have to remember that she's only 15.
I give it 5 stars and I can't wait to read next months BNC which hopefully I'll start tomorrow :)

See you all soon

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