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Sixteen Souls: The "TikTok made me buy it" sensation dubbed Heartstopper with ghosts!

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The setting of York was perfect and set the atmosphere fabulously! Made me want to go on a ghost tour! A lover of the strange, the magical, and the downright spooky, Rosie (she/her) writes contemporary fantasy and horror books for Young Adults and Adult readers. Like her, all of her stories are very queer. I have shared a few of Charlie's life experiences, and he was written with such sensitivity, clarity, and realism that it was easy to connect to him right from the beginning.

Books will be announced during the previous month to give you plenty of time to read. They’ll be a mixture of new and old YA books. Sixteen Souls is a boundlessly clever, heartfelt queer take on the story of a sensitive young man who sees dead people. Talbot has crafted something chillingly delightful! Perfect for any ghoul-lover’s shelf!” - Adam Sass, author of Surrender Your Sons and The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers OH MY GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE I CAN FINALLY RATE THIS BOOK ON GOODREADS AND GIVE IT THE FIVE STARS IT SO DESPERATELY DESERVES 😭😭 Loved all the characters. Fantastic to have disability and trans representation. Even more so to have characters with those characteristics but that not being the main focus of the plot.

Sixteen Souls is the perfect mix of eerie and heartwarming. With vivid characters, fierce friendships and flawless twists, this book immediately pulled me in – I laughed, teared up and could not put it down. YA fantasy readers and ghost-story lovers, this is for you.”

Charlie is a seer. This means quite simply that he can see ghosts. He can not really talk to anyone about it until he meets Sam. The concept of magic is rather fascinating, our main character can see ghosts and there is this idea of mathemagics that blends magic with something more technical and logical, as well as seers, I also love how Charlie has some ghosts as real friends that are constantly there for him.Talbot said: “I’m thrilled that Sixteen Souls has found its home with the incredible team at Scholastic. Their vibrant passion for Charlie’s story, his ghosts and the world of haunted York is electric! I’m very excited to become part of the Scholastic family alongside so many talented authors who I’ve long admired.”

These are the sons of Zilpah, which Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. I am so glad that I did. Because it left nothing for me to be disappointed in. I greatly appreciate all of the representation that is whiting this book. There is LGBTQ+, disability rep for a double amputee, trans representation. With all of this rep I feel like it only deepened the connection with the characters. And you were able to get to know their true authentic selves. And even though Sam and Charlie will not see eye to eye at first, when ghosts start disappearing in York, they will have to work together to find how to stop this. When another seer by the name of Sam takes up residence in York, Charlie can't continue keeping to himself and his ghost friends. Ghosts around York are disappearing, all signs pointing to it being against their will.The story is very interesting from the start, I finally had a chance to read about a main character having a disability, and while I'm not an expert I found it very well written and easily embedded in the book without making it too complicated.

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