Sunday, 29 May 2011

Divine Freaks by Fiona Dunbar

5th May 2011, Orchard Books 
212 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Children's, 9+, Paranormal 

Ghosts, murder, school mysteries, taxidermists, darker side of life, family life, friendships, ingenuity, fear, a lot of humour 

Summary from Orchard Books 

Hey, I'm Kitty Slade. Just your average, normal girl, doing, you know, normal stuff. Got a brother (annoying), a sister (quite annoying) and a grandma (she's awesome). 
Oh yeah, and one more thing. I can see dead people."

When a ghost turns up in her biology classroom, only one thing's for sure - Kitty Slade's life is about to get freaky..

Nayuleska's reasons for liking Kitty...she's a real character, especially with her choice in clothes. She copes so well with her new gift  - well, most of the time. It's understandable she has a little panic every now and then. 

Is there another character who deserves a special mention? Kitty's Grandmother - you don't mess with her! She has a very cool outlook on life. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Well, the enemy is capable of beating people up and other evil deeds, so I'd say relatively evil. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Yes - definitely more than one in every chapter. 

One of my favourite parts was...when Kitty bumped into two lady ghosts who wouldn't stop talking. 

I mostly definitely give this book 10/10, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Fire & Roses. (Psst, isn't the purple cover funky, with Kitty's snazzy socks?) 

Be sure to check out Fiona's website

Suggested reads
My So-Called Afterlife and My So-Called Haunting by Tamsyn Murray - more investigations involving ghosts. 


Raimy-rawr said...

sounds like a great read, I will have to add this to my wishlist!

Nayuleska said...

I'd love to hear what you think about it.