Blog tour: Review of The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

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From the time I picked up The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee I fell in love with the characters and the story’s plot. The main character Thelma is unlike other characters and I couldn’t get enough of her endless curiosity and need to learn new things. She reminded me a bit of Harriet, the main character of Harriet the Spy. The illustrations were beautiful and I found it nearly impossible to put down this entertaining and well crafted story.

THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE

ISBN: 978-1-938063-72-5

Illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod
List Price:
$16.99

Ghost-story lover and debut author Erin Petti has written a quirky story for fans of The Goonies, Goosebumps, and Coraline.

In this fantastical adventure-mystery, where science and magic intertwine, eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is never bored. In fact, she has curiosity and adventure in her blood. She spends her time running science experiments, practicing Spanish, and daydreaming about exotic landscapes. But Thelma gets more than she bargained for when a strange woman sells a jewelry box at her father’s antique shop. That night, a ghost kidnaps her father, and the only clues are the jewelry box and a word the ghost whispered in her ear: “Return.” Now it’s up to Thelma to get her dad back, and it might be harder than she thought—there’s someone wielding dark magic, and they’re coming after her next.

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Testimonials

“Petti steadily increases a sense of suspense and dread. The worlds she creates, especially the ones inside the box, are imaginative and fresh. It is rewarding to read about a scientifically minded female protagonist, and that should help attract an audience. VERDICT Those looking for a chilling but quick read should enjoy this one, as will reluctant readers. Recommended for most middle grade collections.”

School Library Journal

“An inventive debut ghost story starring a contemporary girl with ancient powers.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Thelma Bee is the girl I always wanted to be friends with in school: a smart, funny, chatty little scientist who’d be endlessly entertaining even if she weren’t developing supernatural powers. Likewise, The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee is a smart, fun, and inventive adventure down a fantastical rabbit-hole. Thelma’s world is brimming with wit, colorful characters, and unexpected thrills. (And magic, of course.)”

 

Neil Reynolds, writer for The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”

ERIN PETTI

Erin Petti lives beside some very tall pine trees in Massachusetts and loves to read about magic, dinosaurs, folklore, and ghosts. She has a masters in education and a background in improvisational comedy. Erin lives with her husband, excellent toddler, and very helpful cat, Lucy.

http://www.erinpetti.com

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