The Mesmerist

Clarion Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Spiritualism—communicating with the dead—is all the rage in England, and thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living bringing messages from beyond to their wealthy clients. It’s all a sham, of course, until the day Jess discovers that she really does have otherworldly powers.

Soon, she is plunged into the dark world of London’s supernatural underbelly. The city is under attack by ghouls and monsters, and Jess is invited to join a secret society of kids with talents like her own. Together, they must conquer a powerful malevolent force that lurks much closer to home than she ever imagined.

She’ll just have to transform from the well-mannered middle class girl she’s always been into a brave fighter first.

Tinged with faerie magic and set amid the bustle and grime of Victorian London, this chilling tale from the award-winning author of Hoodoo will enthrall fans of middle grade horror and supernatural fiction.

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