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Nightspell by Leah Cypess
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Dec 06, 11

Read from December 04 to 05, 2011

NIGHTSPELL is terrific. Leah Cypess created a fascinating & surprising world - Ghostland - where the dead walk around like the living, so much so that it's hard to tell who is alive and who is dead. That is until Leah does an amazing job of describing these ghosts - their smells, their decaying bodies, their special abilities like shifting their shapes into something grotesque. In Ghostland the dead and the living move around side by side, but it isn't all good. The dead want respect, power, and some will do anything to get it, including murder. There are strong female characters - Darri and Callie - and ghosts who create lots of mischief. There were moments when I stopped reading and said to myself, "Wow, how did Leah come up with THAT? So cool!" NIGHTSPELL is part fairy tale, part fantasy and 100% imaginative. Anyone who appreciates YA fantasy novels should not miss this one. I'm really looking forward to the next one. I just hope I don't have to wait too long.
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