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I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter

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Moody sixteen-year-old barista Devin Mulwray is doing his best to ignore bizarre manifestations at his job in the chilly Northern California town of Arcata. Already teased about his recurrent 'phase-outs', the last thing he needs is to get pegged as a guy who sees ghosts. It doesn't help his state of mind that his boss is a sarcastic slacker, his single dad is always on ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kayleigh Kehoe ♡

I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter is the first book that follows friends Devin, Clive and Rex as they investigation possible hauntings in their town, Arcata. Devin has the unique ability to see ghosts and creepy manifestations of imprinted spirits which is a huge burden on him, so he's not overly keen to seek them out.
When the Rousten estate has reported strange instances and two scared teenagers come running and screaming to
Title: I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter
Author: Brian K. Henry
Genre: YA Horror, Ghost Story
Published: Self-published 2013

I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter is a quirky self-published YA ghost story. This novel follows Devin, a sixteen-year-old boy, as he navigates a job he hates, friends, and the fact that he can see ghosts. His friends convince him to investigate a creepy mansion while his dad is out of town, and strange encounters occur with the former owner.

My Thoughts

Thank you to the author for the
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I was impressed by the picturesque wording used to describe the characters and the locations, I truly felt as if I were a part of the action. If I were to see this book on a shelf, I would most likely buy it for the cover art, without having any prior knowledge on the book. With that said I think the cover art is great. There seemed to be a glitch in the ebook setting as there were a few identical pages and I felt I was in a Deja Vu moment, looking back there was a chapter repeated and ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter

I would like to thank the author for gifting me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is delightful! I found it to be the exact right amount of humor and horror. Though, there was a bit too much of that teenage angst one finds in a lot of Young Adult novels. Of course, that it the idea, so please take that comment with a grain of salt. Teenagers will love this book!

I felt as if I were front and center in this book. I shared the emotions
Anca Antoci
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a Teenage Ghost Hunter is a light-hearted paranormal read with a unique plot, well-rounded characters and sprinkled with humor. The story follows Devin, a sixteen-year-old barista with unique abilities and his friends. He can see ghosts but tries really hard not to. His close friends know that and often tease him about it. Its hard to hide it because when he sees manifestations of the other world gets into a trance-like stance.

I get distracted sometimes. I try to focus, but before I know
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devin is more than just another ghost hunter. His sixth sense goes beyond that, gifted with the ability to see them and speak with them. An even more fascinating part of his ability that he soon discovers, becomes his life-saving moment. He is not someone that looks forward to any of this, constantly doing his best to avoid the matter and leave it off to the side far from him. But soon he can't deny what has been a part of him for the longest time, going back to his camp days.

"...diving onto the
Stacy Fetters
"No rest for the eerie"
It takes a lot to scare me and freak me out. I have read so many horror novels and seen a lot of horror movies, that most things don't even phase me. Except if you're Angela from Sleepaway Camp, then I'm gone. You'll see a cloud of dust shaped like me.
I want to be scared to where I lose sleep and have to constantly look over my shoulder. This book is full of ghostly frights, but none of it even phased me. I think to normal people, they would lose their shit over this. To
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the wonderful opportunity to receive a copy of this book for free from the author, Brian K. Henry, in exchange for my honest review of the book. I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter is a fun read about a boy and his friends uncovering the truth behind the paranormal activity surrounding the abandoned Rousten manor.

Devin Mulwray just wants to survive high school and his after school job as a barista. He didn't ask to be named the town's local ghost hunter, but when he starts zoning out and seeing
Noelia Alonso
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
First of all, thanks to Brian K. Henry for allowing me to read his book in exchange of an honest review and lets just say that I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter was everything I needed.

The book follows the story of Devin, a teenager who can see ghosts, and his two best friends, Rex and Clive, in their ghostly adventures. These three characters are joined by Nayra, an expert in the paranormal and a blogger. But we also have Ramona, Devins boss at the café and Emily, a classmate.

Not taking Ramona, who
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter opens straight into a supernatural scene for the main character Devin, a 16 year old high school student. We are then introduced to his eclectic friends Nayra, a quirky teenage girl interested in spirits and Wicca and with a flamboyant taste in clothing and accessories; Clive, a teenager with a British accent who is a classical music composer who creates pieces with morbid themes; and Rex, a teenage
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z2014-read
I told you earlier this week about the behind the scenes things when you start a blog. Some of it is boring and time consuming, ok lots of it! But there are some cool things that go on and one of the best parts of blogging, is that authors contact you and ask you to read their book! As a reader, I think that is SUPER COOL and it makes my day every time it happens. I recently received a very nice message from author Brian K. Henry and he sent me a copy of his new book: I Was a Teenage Ghost ...more
Nerisa  Eugenia Waterman
Devin stared through the large plate glass window of the Escamonde Hotel at the dark branches of the walnut tree. In between two of the large, lower branches there was a wispy, white piece of fabric. Or at least, there had been one second before. He blinked, and saw the fabric again. But then he jerked away and yelped

And this is just the first paragraphJust in time for Halloween Author Brian K. Henry has gifted me a copy of his book I WAS A TEENAGE GHOST HUNTER and let me tell you this book is
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a book to help you get into the Halloween mood, or just feel like getting a good spooktastic ghost story in your life then this book is for you!
I thought this book was totally amazing! The characters were interesting and kept me amused throughout the entire story, and I found myself excited to see what crazy thing they did next.
I found the interactions with Rex, Clive, and Devin comical and I absolutely love how each of their personalities worked with each other. The
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review*

Overall, this book is a great read for younger readers and/or fans of YA. It reminded me a lot of The Goonies and just boys getting together to go on an adventure. The dialogue was natural and I enjoyed the friendships between the characters. I personally love ghost hunting stuff so when the one side character friend, Rex, would rant about different ghost hunting things I couldn't help but laugh and relate. I didn't care too
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of fun!

This hauntingly fun tale of 16 year old Devin and his two sidekicks, Rex and Clive, had me reminiscing of my teenage years. No, I wasn't a teenage ghost hunter but there is the familiar awkwardness and teenage insecurities that had me going back in time!

As this trio of ghost hunters explore an old mansion where spooky disturbances have reportedly taken place, we join them on a slap stick ride of flying ghosts, flying objects and things that go bump in the night!

This book was a
Brittany Hawes
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This was an exciting and sometimes comical read that kept me entertained all the way to the last page! The characters were all very likable and Devin was an interesting protagonist to read about. I'm a big fan of anything and everything paranormal and this book didn't disappoint me in that department. Overall, it was a fun read that intrigued me with the mystery of the ghost and entertained me with its lively cast! Awesome read! :)
Darque  Dreamer
"...Devin could see that, not only was there a figure, but the figure possessed a clearly delineated face." (Henry, I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter).

I was a Teenage Ghost Hunter is sure to impress! For fans of Goosebumps and The Haunted Mansion look no further than this delightfully creepy and entertaining read. Henry delivers a fantastic story full of adventure, humor, wacky friendship, and teenage nostalgia.

The Plot: Sixteen year old Devin Mulray has always been a little strange. He never quite
Devin has been phasing out and seeing odd things out of the corner of his eye. Nayra seems convinced he's seeing ghosts, but Devin refuses to believe her. When she decides to post online about Devin seeing ghosts his whole school catches on and the teasing begins. To make matters worse, Devin's friends are determined to draw out his ghost powers. When the three visit an abandoned house by the marsh, Devin will come to realize, maybe what everyone was saying is true.

I think this is a great book
Phoebe Turner
I'd  like to thank the author for the copy in return for an honest review and commend said author for having enough conviction in his book to do so. Commendably the author has created a central character relatable to readers. Equipped with all the insecurities and inconsistencies applicable to the common teenager, Devin, and all his relatable fumbles and bumbles through everyday life becomes a likeable character worthy of empathy from the outset. With a very enigmatic opening, instantly drawing ...more
The Book Militia
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair review.

Over all the story was entertaining and enjoyable. The cover is amazing let me add.

From the way the cover looks, I went into this book with the impression that it would be a middle grade paranormal mystery, and maybe indeed that is what category it should be in.

The characters in the story are likable, especially our protagonist Devin, the typical outcast kid who gets teased by everyone. The story revolves around Devon
Sulagna Mondal
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
16 year old barista, Devin Mulwray is a gifted teenager as he can see apparitions and ghosts. The story is based in a small town called Arcata in Northern California. Initially Devin dismisses his ability to see non-human entities as he is called a freak by his school mates but with the support of his unique friends he finally makes use of his ability to go out for ghost hunting. Their hunt starts when a couple from Devin's school sneaks into the old Rousten House in the town for a rendezvous ...more
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
The characters in this story have an adorable back and forth that's witty and engaging. I found some great moments in the story that kept me laughing, and reading. I expect that their relationship will continue to evolve in future books, and I think it will be more of the same wonderful, witty banter.

The story was interesting and reminded me of Goosebumps a bit. Some of the things that happen are silly, but spooky for a middle-grade reader. There's a point where a rug attacks the boys, and I
Inishowen Cailín
A twisty tale with horror, comedy and adventure. There was lots of humour in the story which kept the scenes light rather than scary. I really enjoyed Devin. I was quite intrigued by him and wanted to find out more about the source of his gift and how it affected him growing up. His side kick friends were a fun bunch and their antics added to the humour. I also loved how the author wrote the ghost's ability to physically manifest and its ability to manipulate objects; clothes and books, and use ...more
Jacqueline  sharp
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I write anything this isnt the type of book I normally read, I think its one my children would have enjoyed in their teenage years. However, it is a good read. Following friends Devin, Clive and Rex investigating possible haunting sin their home tow Arcata.

There are some fairly creepy scenes in the story, a perfect read for a younger me over Halloween, this would have definitely been a book I would have chose those many years ago.

I mean I love stranger things, so who doesnt love a ghost
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was quite intrigued by the ghost mystery; though things slowly started becoming clear towards the end of the book, with Devin Mulwray's friends getting up to quite a bit of mischief in between all this. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review. It was a cleverly written book and I soon got to know all the characters. Very nicely written and a more detailed review is on my blog
Josie Jaffrey
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Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I did enjoy this books in certain parts. This is a type of book that you should read periodically, maybe a chapter at a time. It's light, it's fun but for some reason my eyes kept closing while reading. The plot was nice but a bit repetitive at some parts. The wording and syntax of the novel was great, it really felt like I was there sometimes! Overall, pretty good! I'm just not the largest fan of haunted/ghost stories (3.5 stars).
Andreia Nuno
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I want to thank Brian K. Henry for the opportunity of reading his novel in exchange for an honest review. Secondly, I want to thank him for the great, creepy, humours story.

The novel follows the ghostly adventures of Devin, a teenager that see ghosts and his group of friends as they face the supernatural. Devin is taunted at school and called Ghost Boy when his talent comes to light through the social media, and if that wasnt bad enough, add a not-very-nice boss in the coffee shop
Melancholy Codex
Beautifully written and perfect for a lover of the...
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