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Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat -a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analogue SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exercises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever. When Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse, she learns that she has a week to save them, or they will die.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 139 x 210 x 26mm | 317.51g
  • Square Fish
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250079969
  • 9781250079961
  • 628,918

Review quote

"This debut novel features a dark, compelling story and more than enough gore to please the most demanding horror reader." --VOYA

"A paranormal ghost-hunting story that is a standout in the genre . . . Frightening from the first page, this is sure to please horror fans, particularly those familiar with ghost and vampire legends." --School Library Journal

"Alameda keeps the fear dripping from the walls as she plunges headlong into this full-scale thriller . . . A page-turner for thriller fans." --Kirkus Reviews

"Alameda succeeds at creating hideous creatures that are the stuff of nightmare. The rapid pacing, advanced technology, and limitless weapons just add appeal for readers seeking a supernatural thriller." --Booklist

"Alameda's worldbuilding is strong--this alternate version of San Francisco is dangerous and unpredictable-- and her characters evoke shows like Buffy and Supernatural." --Publishers Weekly
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About Courtney Alameda

Courtney Alameda is a veteran bookseller and librarian. She holds a degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Rating details

2,786 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 28% (788)
4 36% (998)
3 24% (668)
2 9% (253)
1 3% (79)
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