Possess by Gretchen McNeil
Posted by Krystal Larson at 7:38 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.
Gretchen McNeil's novel Possess had me hooked from page one. This is book you read in two hours and then wonder where the time went. Bridget Liu is a wry high school student who happens to be an exorcist and the sidekick to the Priest who is the principal of her school. Although working hard in every aspect of her life, Bridget cannot catch a break. When she finally begins to get a handle on her newly found powers, a new priest arrives from the Vatican because of the strange number of possessions in her area. Unfortunately, Bridget’s principal and mentor does not trust this newcomer and tells Bridget she should be suspicious of him. In addition to this weirdness, and old friend is showing an interest in her. But thisisn’t just any friend, he is the son of the police officer who solved Bridget’s father’s murder. Bridget Liu’s life is anything but ordinary and is great to read about. This is the perfect book for a teen girl who is looking for excitement. Possess is written from Bridget’s point of view, so it is hilarious and sarcastic. This book earned five out of five stars.
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