“Written from an engaging third-person perspective, this book was everything it needed to be; dark, hopeful, mysterious, and intense. … Self-discovery, evolving relationships, acceptance, and sinister happenings combine to create a gripping plot, vivid characters, and an enjoyable journey.”— Review by K.J. Simmill for Readers’ Favorite
“Possessed (Pagan Light) by JoAnne Keltner is a YA paranormal story with complex characters, deftly written and filled with magical realism. … This is a novel with a powerful message and fans of Paulo Coelho will enjoy the deeper meaning of the story. … [It] is written in a strong and interesting voice and the humanity and realism infused into the writing make it a page-turner.” — Review by Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite
Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.
But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason’s love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.
“Spellbound is suspenseful and filled with light, a story that invites readers to a reevaluation of their beliefs and sense of inner freedom. While it is the second in a series, it reads well as a standalone novel, balanced and deftly plotted.” –Review by Ruffina Oserio for Reader’s Favorite
After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.
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The following reviews are from Goth Girl Virgin Queen, the previous title and edition of this book.