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Possessed by JoAnne Keltner
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to a devout religious member suddenly aware you are psychic - in the middle of a church service?

Welcome to the world of Jackie Turov...

In order to hide her psychic abilities, Jackie lies about what happened that day in church and continues to denounce her abilities. In order to get people to leave her alone, Jackie turns goth and standoffish, making her unapproachable. When things take an evil turn, her past is suddenly revealed, and her lies are no longer a secret. In order to repair the damage from the demon conjured by an inexperienced girl, Jackie must embrace her gift.

Jackie is also approached by a newcomer in her family's church. Handsome and polite, he seems to think that even though Jackie isn't allowed in the church, she may be able to help with a problem. Only after she learns how to use her abilities will the truth about demons and her previous issues at the church become known.

Possessed (formerly known as Goth Girl Virgin Queen) is a unique take on a teenage psychic. Jackie's religious upbringing doesn't allow for the belief in psychic abilities. Unable to come to terms with her abilities, she shuns people and crowds the best she can. Jackie lets the guilt of her lies consume her instead of embracing who she really is. Her walls come crashing down after a person she thought was her friend summons a demon out of jealousy. Everything snowballs from there, leading her to admit her lies and deal with the consequences while trying to save her friend Jason and his family.

This story was remarkable. Written in a conversational way, JoAnne Keltner brings the story of Jackie and her friends and family to life. The dialogue was smooth and understandable and the story was fast paced through most of the book. There were a couple of spots where things slowed way down and drug a bit but for the most part the pacing was well done.

The speed of Jackie's new love interest near the end seemed a bit rushed and didn't meet the pacing of the rest of the book. Despite that rushed relationship, the book was enjoyable, engaging, and interesting. I was captivated from the start. If you like YA paranormal books that involve the occult and border on horror, I highly recommend Possessed.

I was given a copy of this book to review.
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Reading Progress

July 30, 2019 – Shelved
July 30, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 22, 2019 – Started Reading
August 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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