Rule #1: Do not show fear.
Rule #2: Do not show pity.
Rule #3: Do not engage.
Rule #4: Do not let your guard down.
Rule #5: They lie.
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.
PRAISE FOR POSSESS:
“McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor…[a] light, entertaining read.” –ALA Booklist
“With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!” –Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
“A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless.” –Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE
“A fantastic YA debut …. the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting.” –School Library Journal
“First time author Gretchen McNeil compels readers to be caught up in serious religious mysteries, but also in the everyday conflicts of coping with mean girls and needy friends, even as they anticipate the final confrontation.” –VOYA Magazine