Jennifer Strange

Jennifer Strange

"JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family's secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut." -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her powers, her father dumps her unceremoniously in the care of her estranged older sister Liz, leaving only his journal as an explanation.

Drawn to the power of the Sparrow, the supernatural creatures preying on Savannah, Georgia will do anything to receive Jennifer’s powerful gift. The sisters must learn to trust each other again and uncover the truth about their family history by deciphering their father’s journal…because if they can’t, Jennifer’s uncontrolled power will rip apart the veil that separates the living from the dead.

A fast-paced and splattery romp, fans of Supernatural, Buffy, and Evil Dead will enjoy JENNIFER STRANGE - the first illustrated novel in a trilogy of stylish queer young adult horror books with big scares for readers not quite ready for adult horror.

“This debut novel is overflowing with sardonic wit and memorably feisty (and satisfyingly angry) female protagonists...It’s clear this is a story that has more to come, and horror buffs will happily anticipate the next volume.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Plenty to appeal to readers: The illustrations that help to visualize the creatures and describe the charms that protect the girls, and two determined young women who awaken to their new powers...As a first novel introducing new characters, readers can hopefully look forward to a deepening of those storylines. – School Library Journal

Title:Jennifer Strange
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    Jennifer Strange Reviews

  • Briar's Reviews

    This is an excellent YA horror that will keep you on the edge of your seat! This book is fun, spooky and kooky and gave me all the Halloween-y vibes I crave and wanted. It's fast paced, has a lot of h...

  • Tonja Drecker

    After reading the blurb on this one, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy, and I wasn't left disappointed. Jennifer is left in a hard spot. Literally. Her father has dumped her off at her college...

  • Court

    3.5 StarsJennifer Strange is cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demons a corporeal body with just the touch of her hand. All she wants is to learn how to control her new gift. Instead, her fat...

  • Rachel

    I received an e-arc of this from NetGalley. I’ve since been told that some of the plot has changed, and that there will be a sequel. For someone that does not often read horror and doesn’t particu...

  • Kal ? Reader Voracious

    "An illustrated YA horror novel pitched as MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN meets SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK..."Excuse me, I need this in my life like last year. Thanks.Blog | Twitte...

  • Jacy Sellers

    I read this book in one night because I simply couldn’t put it down. I had so many questions from the start and needed them answered before I went to sleep! This action-packed story gave me gory-geo...

  • Jacy Sellers

    I read this book in one night because I simply couldn’t put it down. I had so many questions from the start and needed them answered before I went to sleep! This action-packed story gave me gory-geo...

  • Alex | | findingmontauk1

    This is a fun YA horror story and I can totally see a series with this! It had all kinds of vibes: spooky, demons, ghosts, 'magical' powers, sibling bonds, etc. And what's even more fun is that this n...

  • Cat Scully

    Jennifer Strange will no longer available on Netgalley in a few days BUT the feedback was so helpful a HUGE cleanup was done before release! - Copy edits- Plot changes- Removal of swear words- Fight s...

  • NerdMom101

    BLOODY FUN YA HORROR. Oh man, what a ride! Jennifer Strange is a wild, gory debut by Cat Scully. It feels very "young Buffy", and the illustrations that pepper the novel add to the stylish, poppy pros...