Publisher: Blazing Star Press
Publish Date: April 10, 2011
Origins: From Author for Review
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: Isabel Lindley doesn't believe in magic, but her best friend, Tripp, is obsessed with witchcraft. Strictly as a favor, Isabel agrees to help with a spell and is shocked when the ghost of a teenage boy splat-lands in her bedroom. Her friend is thrilled—even though only Isabel can see or hear the ghost—but Isabel is horrified. She’s the most ordinary sixteen-year-old girl on the planet. What is she supposed to do with a ghost who doesn’t know his own name, how he died, or why the heck he’s tied to Isabel with a psychic chain? Her only hope to take back her life is to help him solve the mystery of his demise so he can go to the Light. Or wherever. She’s not particular, as long as the ghost is gone.
Review: Isabel always gets pulled into her best friend's newest hobbies - this time it's witchcraft and spells read from a powerful spellbook. What Isabel didn't expect was to be tethered to a ghost only she can see and hear. Now she and Tripp have to figure out what happened to the ghost and unravel the tie between them!
I really liked the characters - Isabel's shyness spiced with sass and Tripp's bold and brassy nature. Even the supporting characters were well defined which gave even more depth to the story. The plot was fantastic and unpredictable - lots of hair raising action, spookiness, comedy, and a touch of romance. I also greatly enjoyed the illustrations that accompanied the story. I was hooked from the first few pages and I wasn't disappointed! I am definitely looking forward to the next books in this trilogy! Well done, Ms. McMurry and Ms. August!!
Misdirected Magic Trilogy: Girl vs. Ghost (1), Witch vs. Wizard (2), Spells vs. Spirits (3)