Spirit Hunters (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Spirit Hunters series.
Awaken your inner kid (if you ARE a kid it's already there, lucky you), put your Wonder Woman pajamas on (you know, the ones you wear when you may need to jump into a family member's bed to ward off bad dreams), and open up this book. Harper and her family have just moved from New York to Washington D.C., but Harper only has vague recollections of a fire, an institution that left her with two broken arms and a broken collar bone, and voices that get inside her head. When her little brother's odd behavior rings warning bells and brings forth memories of what happened to her before, Harper knows she must remember her own past in order to help Michael fight off evil forces. Brilliantly wound into this darn scary ghost story is the story of a family torn apart by competing perceptions of the world and love. Absolutely one of the best horror books ever!— Linda
“Oh has crafted a truly chilling middle grade horror novel that will grab readers’ imaginations.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Even more impressive than the shiver factor is the way the author skillfully uses the compelling premise to present a strong, consistent message of not rejecting what you don’t understand.” —Booklist (starred review)
“This mystery thriller infused with diverse characters and intriguing themes will appeal to horror fans and to reluctant readers who enjoy a good scare.” —School Library Journal
We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother.
A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn!
Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely.
The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?
About the Author
Ellen Ohis the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy (Prophecy, Warrior, and King) for young adults. Originally from New York City, Ellen is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. You can visit her online at www.ellenoh.com.
★ “Even more impressive than the shiver-factor is the way the author skillfully uses the compelling premise to present a strong, consistent message of not rejecting what you don’t understand.”
— Booklist (starred review)
★ “Oh has crafted a truly chilling middle grade horror novel that will grab readers’ imaginations.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Like all of my favorite ghost stories, Spirit Hunters is a pulse-pounding read, filled with nonstop thrills, shocking twists, and-most important-heaps of heart!”
— Dan Poblocki, author of The Ghost of Graylock
“This mystery thriller infused with diverse characters and intriguing themes will appeal to horror fans and to reluctant readers who enjoy a good scare.”
— School Library Journal
“Balancing fear and humor and heartache, Spirit Hunters is a page-turning, spine tingling delight. I absolutely loved it.”
— Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
“Combining Korean-American experience with ancient cultural traditions for a new twist on exorcism, this tale’s for beginning horror fans and readers looking for a decent scare.”
— Kirkus Reviews