A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.
For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.
With the family dynamics of Coco and action-packed adventure of Ghostbusters, Claribel A. Ortega delivers both a thrillingly spooky and delightfully sweet debut novel.
Named a Spring 2020
Publishers Weekly Flying Start!
One of NPR's Best Books of 2020
Good Morning AmericaSummer Reading Squad Selection
"A warmly spooky middle-grade debut." -- Kirkus
"Ghost Squad is a charming adventure full of girl power and heart. Young readers will want to be best friends with Lucely, Syd, & Chunk!"
-- Zoraida Córdova
Author of The Brooklyn Brujas Series
"A feel-good, phantasmagorical adventure that readers won't want to miss." -- Booklist
"A peppering of pop culture references—a nod to Ghostbusters, a clowder of cats named for Goonies characters—add humor, but it’s the personal touches, such as Lucely’s opinionated, ever-present ancestors; her dedication to those she loves; and an emphasis on Latinx food, love, and folklore, that gives this debut its distinctive spirit." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review