Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780062060716, 384pp.
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her over-protective mom, by Matt Quinn, the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, the voices are demons--and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Literally.
Terrified to tell her friends or family about this new power, Bridget confides in San Francisco's senior exorcist, Monsignor Renault. The monsignor enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession, but just as she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. And when one of her oldest friends is killed, Bridget realizes she's in deeper than she ever thought possible. Now she must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone else close to her winds up dead--or worse, the human vessel for a demon king.
“A fantastic YA debut …. the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting.”
-School Library Journal
“McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor…[a] light, entertaining read.”
“With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!”
-Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
“A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless.”
-Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE