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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 “clearing” haunted objects, and Anna’s job as his assistant makes her a social misfit. Mos ...more
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published April 13th 2019 by East Side Press
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Nat  ☽
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.75 dark stars, willingly given

The blurb to #theghosthuntersdaughter 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 short book. Even the amazing cover already suggest that goosebumps-inducing hours lay ahead for me, but - heck - this is one dark story and not just because of the supernatural elements. Who would have thought?

Do not let the main character's age and circum
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Montzalee Wittmann
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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
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Marisa
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?
Danielle
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
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McKenzie/literarydragon
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter, but I don’t know that I can say I enjoyed it immensely. If you’ve read my reviews in the past then you may realize I am much more pulled in by prose and witty characters than by plot line alone. Plot gets me to read the book writing gets me to rate the book highly. And while the writing was definitely good it was not descriptive in the ways I most enjoy nor were the characters,
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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
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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
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Jessica
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
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Erika
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.75 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 c
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Katherine
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
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Annarella
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.
Recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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
Allison
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
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Katherine
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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Becky
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great YA novel about a girl saving her father, friends, and town from evil! I liked the premise of the book. Parts of it (suicide ideation, cutting, thoughts of unworthiness due to evil spirit) were a little heavy of a read and if you are not in a good place mentally, you might need a warning for.
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
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Debra
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading anything that has to do with ghost or paranormal,so when I seen this book on Netgalley ,I knew I needed to read it.Anna has enough to worry about in school and bullying is not one of them plus issues at home.A very good read,I definitely recommend this one.
ronnie
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
Rating: 4/5
ARC: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

To be quite honest, I'm not sure how to summarize this book. There's so much to be said, but I'm going to keep it simple: Anna, annoyed by her father's hoarding issues, the fact that he isn't trying to contact her late mother, and his chosen profession of being a ghost hunter, realizes that something's she wrong with the people in this town. Everyone's angry, mean, and doing things they might not otherwise do. And Anna is going t
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Zoe (bookish_reviews)
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read my full review here
http://bookishreviews.home.blog/2019/...



*Minor spoilers.

*Trigger warnings for Suicidal thoughts and molestation Ect…



Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book as an ARC to review.



The ghost hunters Daughter overall was enjoyable. Fast paced which is always good in my case. Something I enjoyed the most is that it has so much content in such a small book. Also there was a lot of interesting topics that I will be going into further. The Authors writing style was very d
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Chantal
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I picked this book mostly because of the title. I love a good ghost story! But I have to say even though I quickly scanned over the summary it took me by surprise. In a good way!

I was expecting a story about a girl going ghost hunting with her father and their adventures along the way. But I was so wrong, it’s not about that at all.

The story is about Anna, a teenage girl who lost her mother at a young age to a demon possession. Her father Jack, a plumber by trade,  took on the job of clearing ha
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Lauren Elizabeth
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and East Side Press for a review copy of The Ghost Hunter's Daughter.

"'I have the strongest sense of deja vu,' she said. 'Some people think that's a sign, that you're right where you're supposed to be.'"

The Ghost Hunter's Daughter is a YA paranormal horror novel about a young girl named Anna who's mother was killed eight years ago by the demon possessing her body. Now, Anna is sixteen and an assistant to her father, who is a paranormal investigator. While Anna would love
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Kat
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This short novel is a quick read that sucks you in and keeps you in its grasps until you finish it.

I requested a copy of this book on netgalley because I was really in the mood to read something that satisfied my guilty pleasure for paranormal YA. This book did just that; 13 year old me would have been in love!

This book explores some interesting themes such as grief, bullying and has multiple characters who care for their parent in one way or another. Although at times there are some situations
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Jackie
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
A book that sounds like it should be the love child of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural ends up being a bit too juvenile for my tastes.

“The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter” finds Anna struggling to pick up the pieces after her mother’s death while handling the social consequences of her fathers profession when painful headaches and uncontrollable thoughts of violence threaten to tear her apart and it doesn’t take long before she realizes that whatever this evil is has set it’s sights on everyo
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Oksana
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anna is no ordinary girl. Her father is the town specialist on all things paranormal which doesn't do Anna any good as everyone calls her Goblin Girl. Plus her mother was possessed by a demon and died because of it. And now something weird is happening in Bloomtown and people are acting crazy. It falls to Anna to get to the bottom of things.

It was a nice read which might appeal to fans of Supernatural and Ghostbusters as it has a very similar subject and an overall slightly creepy vibe.

I receive
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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
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Deborah E Kehoe
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Anke Zweel
I received a copy of the Ghost Hunter's Daughter compliments of NetGalley.

Firstly, the name of the book along with the description is what intrigued me first. Loving Supernatural and Ghost Investigations reality show like Paranormal Lockdown I couldn't say the request for this book. Boy am I glad I pressed that button.

Let's start off with that the story revolves around Anna aka the Goblin Girl who in fact is the Ghost Hunters Daughter. Something is happening to the townspeople without them knowi
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seher
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an E-ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So, all in all, this was an okay book. It didn't have me falling in love with it, but nor did I hate it either. It was simply okay. One thing I did like about this book was that for the most part, it was really easy to read. I literally flew through it which was great.

But I also had a few problems with this book. Firstly, I wasn't entirely connected to the characters at all. I wasn't drawn to them or interested in their li
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CR
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of
This was such an amazing read. I loved that Anna was just a normal teenager and not the chosen one. So many young adult stories do that. It was also nice to see that her father was actually in the picture.
The story flowed very well and the ending knocked my socks off. I really hope that we get a sequel to this amazing debut.

I also have to note that this was indie published. I was so surprised when I found that out because this is one of those rare gems that just blew me away!

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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 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. She enjoys pitting he ...more
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