Article Title



Amanda Shrum


Outstanding, Young Adult, Courtney Alameda, Horror

Document Type

Book Review


Micheline Helsing, the descendant of Professor Van Helsing, has been trained since infancy to fight against the forces of evil with a camera as her only weapon. After a disastrous encounter with a particularly malevolent entity, Micheline and her ghost-fighting comrades are stricken with a life threatening sickness that will have them dead within a week. In order to save herself, her friends, and to prove herself to her distant, controlling father, Micheline tracks down the ghost only to find out it has a personal vendetta against her. Micheline is forced to face grotesque monsters, violent Ouija boards, and seductive vampires as well as her own traumatic memories before being sucked into a horrifying purgatory where she defeats the entity and saves her friends and her relationship with her father.