Friday, July 3, 2015


by Courtney Alameda

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends 
 Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

 My Thoughts:
I love the cover! The idea of the story was fascinating, but I wasn't a huge fan of any of the characters. It was not near as scary as I was hoping for. I know a lot of teens that will gobble this book right up, it just didn't grab me in that way.

 I received a free e-advanced copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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