The Mesmerist

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine learns she can talk to the dead, opening the door to a whole new world.

By Ronald L. Smith Read by Colleen Prendergast Children’s Fiction / Historical / Horror / Paranormal English, Unabridged 6h 8m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
5 Audio CDs February 21, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520065847 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs February 21, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520065885 Add to Cart
							Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists-until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London's supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help? As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself.

"This tale, though not for the faint at heart, is certain to please young horror fans." - Publishers Weekly

"Smith continues to display a deft mastery of worldbuilding and creepy, atmospheric plotting. A gripping tale enhanced by a convincingly detailed setting and drawing on classic fantasy memes." - Kirkus Reviews

"...this title would be a great introduction to the audiobook format...for kids who relish some blood and gore, this should fill the slot." - Booklist

"Narrator Colleen Prendergast's steady performance allows young listeners to get caught up in the magical adventure of 13-year-old 'mesmerist' Jessamine..." - AudioFile