by Lee French
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: 2015
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Portland has a ghost problem.
Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes “hope” and “trust.”
Everything changes when Justin rides his magical horse into her path and takes her under his wing. Like the rest of the elite men who serve as Spirit Knights, he hunts restless ghosts that devour the living.
When an evil spirit threatens Claire’s life, she’ll need Justin’s help to survive. And how could she bear the Knights’ mark on her soul? Everybody knows Girls Can’t Be Knights.
My Review: Claire hasn't been the same since her dad had died. She wasn't left with much and has been through the foster care system. Her world doesn't seem so hopeful for her. Claire is just trying to figure things out after all these years. But next thing you know, a magical horse just walks in. Yup, a magical horse thats ridden by a lovely Justin.
Yeah so, how many of you would just go with this person? How many would think he needs visit to the nut house? Well, its all real. The magic, the king, the knights, and yes, even ghosts. But these ghosts can really hurt the living. In a way you probably didn't expect.
Claire took a bit of convincing, and just as things seem okay, a ghost decided to go after her. Why not? So she needs Justin and his skills to help her with this ghost problem. She is very good at this Spirit Knight stuff. No reason a girl can't be something. That even includes being a Knight. Not only can we do things better and teach these knight a thing or two, but we can look good doing it.
Claire has the will to be a knight and she fits right into this world. Her idea of life is starting to become hopeful. She isn't lost anymore. She has a place to belong and her life has meaning again.
An amazing read for anyone. A book that needs to be read and is surely to make your favorites list of the year!