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The Ghost Hunter's Daughter

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Supernatural meets Mean Girls in this dark, YA paranormal mystery for older teens.

Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spiritual world, a skill that isn't exactly useful in high school. It's bad enough that her mother, possessed by a demon, took her own life when Anna was a child, a loss she remains tortured by. Now her father makes his living "clearin
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published April 13th 2019 by East Side Press
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NAT.orious reads ☾
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.75 dark ★★★✬✩, willingly given
This book is for you if… paranormal and mysterious young adult books are (or could possibly be) just your thing. You will be pulled into the book's darkness not just because of it's paranormal setting; trigger warning for sexual assault.

The blurb to The Ghost Hunter's Daughter sounded intriguing but I wasn't really sure what to expect. It's good, then, that NetGalley and the publisher East Side Press gave me the opportunity to have a look at this
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter by Caroline Flarity is a young adult horror / paranormal fantasy. While this one is young adult with a sixteen year old main character the content is on the mature side with trigger warnings for suicide (while possessed), suicide ideation, bullying, mental illness (hoarding), self-harm, animal cruelty, predatory and abusive adults in positions of power.

Described as a mix of Supernatural and Mean Girls I couldn’t help but be curious and I suppose I could see that descr
Montzalee Wittmann
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. Wow, this book has me right away and held my interest to the end! I had to read it in one sitting! The story is just what the title says, but more! The girl has had an abnormal life growing up with cursed objects, "tricksters", and demons. One of those demons changed her life. Lots of great paranormal activity and creepy stuff, teen problems, suspense, and friendship. I hope there wi ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I definitely see the comparisons with the show "Supernatural". There are demons and possessions and just overall creepy things.

I didn't find the YA story thrilling but enjoyed the topic enough for 3 stars. The main character shows increased maturity over the course of the story. She learns to appreciate her dad and friends, while not bowing to the bullies.

*Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Thank you to the publisher and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book!

For a YA novel, this book sure gave off all the creepy vibes!!! I got to the point where I couldn't read it home alone at night and instead waited until the safe hours of daylight to brave this story of demons and ghosts and tricksters!!! Just thinking of a Trickster tugging the covers off me while I sleep and playing with my hair gave me the heebie jeebies!!!

This book wasn’t one for the light of heart, bu
Queen Terrible Timy
This review can be found on my blog, RockStarlit BookAsylum!

Actual rating: 3.5*

I've got a review copy through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

"Freddy steered Major Tom off Eden Street and traveled down the back road that connected to local Route 33, a two-lane highway packed with stoplights, gas stations, fast food and strip malls in a bland montage of Anytown, America."

YA is not a genre I normally read - mainly because I'm not the target audience anymore, but I like to make exceptions
While The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter isn’t the most literary book, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have fun because dammit, this book is a lot of fun! I have a soft spot for kind of hokey supernatural young adult fiction, and Caroline Flarity’s novel here satisfies that soft spot. Parts of it are very well written, and parts move a little too slowly, but it’s a quick read. And like I said, it’s a fun time, and how can I be mad at that?
Erika Sarutobi
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

It was okay but I was expecting more out of it since it started off great. I was expecting there to be more investigations but the book was more focused on the characters' emotions and psychology. The writing style was good but I found the nicknames for stuff to be a bit on the cringey side. But then again it was in the point of view of a high school student.

Now the story is about a girl named Anna and she's the daughter of a ghost hunter who, after his wife died, has a very serious ca
Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity was a lot of creepy fun. I'm a massive fan of Supernatural and the like so this sounded like could be right up my alley. It has a lot to like when it comes to the thrills and the ghostly action. Unfortunately, though, it didn't quite live up to my high expectations when it came to the character and pacing department. Our main character was kind of aggravating if you ask me and there
Book Him Danno
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
For a teen\YA novel this story dives into dark subject matter that might not be for teens. The book will suck readers in with it twisted tail of mystery and understanding of one self.

The Ghost Hunters Daughter is length, speed, and darkness for the subject matter ad audience who are looking to read this book.

As a debut novels Caroline Flarity will have readers needing more as soon as they put down her book.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher East Side Press for the advance copy of Caroline
Brenna Clark
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Netgalley for this ARC! As an avid fan of Buffy, Supernatural, and The X-Files, I was immediately drawn to this story of ghosts, demons, and the heroes that hunt them. It was a thrill ride to say the least; Sunnydale's Hellmouth on CRACK!

We dive into Anna's life, which is as messy and rotten as the house she lives in. Her mom killed herself because of a demon that had possessed her, and her dad was never the same after. I loved the exploration into his grief, which manifeste
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
As someone who grew up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural I was quite excited for this read. Needless to say it lived up to my expectations and was quite the rollercoaster!
Our main character is Anna, who's life has been turned upside down because of the supernatural. Her mom who was possessed by a demon, in a moment of clarity killed herself to save Anna and her Dad. Anna's Dad has not been the same since, his grief has become out of control and manifests through hoarding. As the st
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
~ I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~

Being a horror nerd means any blurb that uses the words ‘demon’ and ‘haunted’ hypes me up, so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of this book. However, whilst it was an enjoyable read I wouldn’t say I was in love, there were just too many things that irked me overall.

Characters unfortunately fell a little flat for me; prior to starting I was under the impression that the protagonist would be some sort of ba
Caitlin Farley
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The Ghosthunter’s Daughter exceeded my expectations in terms of the magic system, proved me wrong when I thought I knew what was really going on in the plot, and Flarity earned my respect and kudos for realistically including mental health and societal issues.

Anna is tough and opinionated and the narrative is very witty at times. Although her mother’s possession by a demon, her subsequent death, and the fact that Anna can never escape the sti
Carla (Carla's Book Bits)
Touted as "Supernatural meets Mean Girls." I'm not sure if The Ghost Hunter's Daughter meets my expectations on Supernatural, but it definitely delivers on the part of Mean Girls!

The Ghost Hunter's Daughter is about Anna, who's struggling with high school, best friends, her crazy father, and of course, exorcising the evil spirits slowly oppressing her town.

This was so much fun to read. I found that especially in the beginning half of the book, I was caught off-guard so many times with an
Bobbie Kirkland
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of THE GHOST HUNTER’S DAUGHTER by Caroline Flarity, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Anna Fagan is a social outcast with only two close friends. Anna, who witnessed her mother’s murder, has more problems than her high school classmates calling her “Goblin Girl.” Though Anna’s dad is a famous ghost hunter celebrated for his innovations in the field, he’s a wreck in private; his hoarding’s spilling out of the house and onto the lawn. However, when the hig ...more
Charlie' (MyBooksAreCorrupted)
Disclaimer: Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I am so grateful to NetGalley and the Publishers, East Side Press, for giving me a copy of The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity.

Firstly, I would like to put a Trigger Warning because there are some scenes that could be upsetting to some viewers including: Minor self-harm, extreme thoughts of suicide, sexual assault (groped) on a minor - this last one isn't overly graphic and is a memory that a cha
Elley Murray
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm not much of a horror reader because I don't like gore, but I've been branching out lately. I figured a YA horror would be a little more "safe" for me, and I was not prepared for the intricate layers in this beautiful book.

Anna (aka "Goblin Girl") is the daughter of a paranormal investigator who kind of made me think of Sam and Dean's dad in Supernatural if he hadn't been as awesome. I didn't *like* Anna much, but part of that may have been due to the events going on in their little town of
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

This was dark and unexpectedly gritty! It has actually been on my radar for a while, but somehow I just never got around to reading it until now. I've read loads of ghost YA novels, but this one stood out for the general darkness, cast of unpopular but likable characters, and a very unusual plot that had me hooked. I had to know how the darkness was spreading, and the eventual reveal was really good and very clever. The w
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Paranormal Thriller!

This is the amazing tale of young Anna Fagan who has a massive crush on the cutest guy in school, is constantly bullied at school and has two best friends, Frank and Dora who would do anything for her. But then we learn that her father is a paranormal investigator and hoarder. As a family they deal with "Tricksters" "Source" "Electromagnetic Holes" and "Spirits". Her father has a new colleague, Geneva, who knows even more about the supernatural and together with Anna, they re
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very good novel, well written and entertaining.
It's a good mix of YA, fantasy and horror with some very creepy moments.
I liked the characters, the plot and the setting.
I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Spooky & Wonderful!

What drew me in for this book was the cover. It was creepy and interesting and I have to say that the book didn’t disappoint at all. This one really reminded me of mashed up episode of Supernatural, The Conjuring, and Mean Girls with Hoarders tossed in for good measure. And I have to say that IT WORKED!! I have have been in the pahanmoral field for over 20 years and I have to say that this author did a very good job with the ghosty demon aspect of this story. I felt like she
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even though I'm officially on vacation, I'm taking the time to write this review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was darker than I originally expected, but nonetheless, I really liked it. It's a fast and fun read that touches on some pretty serious issues. Bullies, cliques, high school drama, mental illness and all the stess being a teen social outcast can create.

Our protagonist is Anna- unpopular, full of teen angst and not always likeable. Her mother is deceased and formerly possessed by a
Ruth Parker
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural - growing up I was obsessed with demons and vampires and ghosts. In fact, I wrote my dissertation on family relationships in vampire literature (before Twilight became a huge deal...) and so reading the synopsis of this book made me super excited and I requested it straight away. Netgalley was kind enough to supply m,e with a copy and I got stuck in.

This book starts by introducing us to Anna, who is stuck in a messy life and a messy hou
Simply Madi
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This debut novel follows the main character Anna as she tries to save her home of Bloomtown from a sinister evil. As the story progresses so to does the chaos as the people in the town are affected by the supernatural being. Manifesting itself as anger, fear, sadness and lust, the evil draws out the worst of humanity and magnifies it. Anna must figure out how to save everyone she loves from the darkest part of thems
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed "The Ghost Hunter's Daughter". I've always been partial to books about ghosts and spooks and such. This book is about about Anna a sixteen year old girl. Her father is the town's freak, a ghostbuster of sorts who can get rid of the spook's who are haunting objects. Anna's mother died when she was younger after being possessed by a demon. This makes Anna a bit of an outcast at school and th ...more
Bekah B
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Ghost Hunter's Daughter is a Teen Horror aimed primarily at 15-16 year olds. That being said, I did really enjoy this. It's nice to have a simple easy read sometimes that doesn't require a huge amount of focus to understand what's happening and who's who. What I particularly loved about the book is that there isn't a long drawn out buildup at the beginning. From the first page we are thrown straight in to the paranormal goodness. Our protagonist is a teenage girl who's Father is a Ghost Hunt ...more
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen-year-old Anna is having a tough time at school, often known as ‘Zombie Girl’, because she has a prominent scar on her face and a father with a really odd job. He is a type of ghost hunter (or exorcist) and specialises more in ‘cleaning’ haunted objects, rather than ghosts. They struggle to pay the bills and Anna still reflects on the death of her mother eight years earlier and the fact that her soul may be stuck in spiritual limbo and might still be possessed by a demon. I thought this n ...more
The Reading Raccoon
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Thank you to NetGalley for advanced copy of this book for review.

The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter by Caroline Flarity is the kind of gritty YA urban fantasy I enjoy. Anna’s relationship with her hoarding paranormal investigator father is complicated and nuanced by love but also resentment and grief. She and her friends aren’t the coolest kids in the school but they love each other and have each other’s backs despite Anna’s crush on the school bad-boy musician. But all heck breaks loose and Anna will
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a smart, funny, and truly scary supernatural thriller with the adventure of a teen Ghostbusters combined with the snarky wit of Veronica Mars. Anna Fagan isn’t your usual YA protagonist—she’s not a brilliant student or somehow more special than every other girl in town. She’s a disgruntled, grieving teen, the daughter of a paranormal investigator with a hoarding problem.

When an eerily familiar parasitic evil invades Anna’s hometown—a fictional yet hilariously relatable New Jersey suburb
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Caroline Flarity is a web content producer living in NYC. Her fascination with fringe topics and love of scary movies led her to begin her writing journey penning creepy screenplays. Her debut YA novel THE GHOST HUNTER'S DAUGHTER started life as a feature script, placing in the finals of the StoryPros Awards and as a semifinalist in Slamdance Film Festival's writing competition. This YA horror mys ...more

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