For decades, England has been haunted. Literally, people will not stay dead, and a number of psychic investigative agencies have been created to deal with the problem. Only children can see the ghosts, however, so they train to fight the specters. Lucy Carlyle arrives in London hoping to make her name as an agent. Instead, she joins Lockwood & Co., a tiny operation consisting only of her and two other teens. But when they mess up a case, they have one chance at redemption–and it means taking on one of the most dangerous cases in England.
Joshua says: “There may be strange, creepy things going on in modern-day London, but you aren’t gonna call the Ghostbusters. Instead, there are professional (and small, independent) ‘agencies’ that deal with the location, containment, and destruction of special objects that allow spirits to return to the land of the living. The five-book series focuses on the smallest agency (three people!) of psychic children and their extremely varying and crazy cases. However, it turns out that the Problem (the fifty-year-old sudden appearance of ghosts) and the original heroes have hidden some dark secrets, and each of them are as amazing/horrifying/intriguing as the last. This is an awesome fantasy/mystery thriller, and I did mention FIVE books. Check them out!!”