Spirit and Dust
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385740807, 387pp.
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
List Price: $17.99*
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Fans of "Veronica Mars" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" will love Daisy Goodnight--she can speak to the dead. It's not the result of a head injury or some near-death experience. She was just born that way. And she's really good at it. Good enough to help the police solve the occasional homicide.
But helping the local authorities clear cold cases is one thing. Being whisked out of chemistry class by the FBI and flown to the scene of a murder/kidnapping in Minnesota? That's the real deal.
Before the promotion can go to Daisy's head, she's up to her neck in trouble. The spirits are talking, and they re terrified. There's a real living girl in danger. And when Daisy is kidnapped by a crime boss with no scruples about using magic and Daisy to get what he wants, it looks like hers is the next soul on the line.
STAR] You can t really beat a story that has hijinks, romance, and the bones of Sue the T-rex. "The Bulletin"
STAR] "This is one of the best YA novels of the year." "School Library Journal," starred review
This likable, uber-competent heroine's adventure combines elements of paranormal romance and fast-paced thriller. "Kirkus Reviews"
Clement-Moore delivers some lovely comic zingers in a romance. "Booklist "
[STAR] "This is one of the best YA novels of the year."—School Library Journal, starred
[STAR] “You can’t really beat a story that has hijinks, romance, and…the bones of Sue the T-rex.”—The Bulletin, starred
“This likable, uber-competent heroine’s adventure combines elements of paranormal romance and fast-paced thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Clement-Moore delivers some lovely comic zingers in a romance.”—Booklist