Mystical High (The Desert Series, #1)
by Lisette Brodey
Jessie Dalworth and Jinxsy Patterson are best friends living in a small, California desert town called Mystekal. They attend the local high school, nicknamed Mystical High, and are both dealing with the usual teenage struggles surrounding boys, family, and self-identity.
Jessie lives with her father and brother, while her mother chases her dream of becoming an actress in Hollywood; and Jinxsy -- who appears to have the perfect parents -- is about to discover a deep, dark family secret. But when their crises are overshadowed by strange events and sightings at Mystekal High, it becomes clear how the school earned its nickname.
What is lurking in the hallways, and what does this strange presence really want with the students and faculty? The mystery extends beyond the walls of the high school, through the small desert town, and into the surrounding communities as the story unfolds.
Mystical High offers up a suspenseful and action-packed paranormal tale! The main and secondary characters are well developed, with plenty of angst. And although there are a lot of characters (and a lot going on from one page to the next) I never felt lost or confused. The high quality writing, and well-paced plot made it easy to follow. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but the twists and turns kept me guessing till the end!
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Reviewed by Stephanie