Saturday, October 28, 2017
Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer (Midnight Reynolds #1) by Catherine Holt
This is a fun ghostly middle grade mystery! Twelve year old Midnight has moved to a new town with her family and the two most popular girls in her school, Sav and Lucy, have befriended her. Having always been left out, she tries her best to fit in and that means having spending money. Luckily, she gets a job working for a neighbor, Miss Appleby, who was also born at midnight on Halloween. Miss Appleby tells Midnight that they both have the ability to see spectral energy. Because Miss Appleby has hurt her ankle, she hires Midnight to capture the spectral energy. Eventually, however, Midnight realizes that Miss Appleby is hiding secrets. Tabitha, who Midnight's partner for a school project, helps her to investigate Miss Appleby and to see the truth about Sav and Lucy. I think that middle grade kids will enjoy this ghostly mystery!