Gap Year in Ghost Town

Gap Year in Ghost Town

Let's get this straight - ghosts are everywhere. I can see them. You can't. And, see them or not, they're dangerous. This is why my family has hunted ghosts for hundreds of years to protect people like you. The Marin family are outcasts of the ghost hunting world. They run a two-man operation in inner city Melbourne. Anton has the Ghost-sight, but his father does not. Rani C Let's get this straight - ghosts are everywhere. I can see them. You can't. And, see them or not, they're dangero...

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Title:Gap Year in Ghost Town
Author:Michael Pryor
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1760292761
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:325 pages pages

Gap Year in Ghost Town Reviews

  • Kathleen Dixon
    Nov 03, 2017
    This is a fun read with lots of action and plenty of repartee. It's set in Melbourne (Australia, for those who don't know), which I really enjoyed. I've only visited there once, but this book reminded me very much of it. Anton Marin has just finished school. He wants to go to unive...
  • Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
    Aug 26, 2017
    Thank you to Allen & Unwin for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten! Gap Year in Ghost Town by Australian author Michael Pryor is a ghostly tale of adventure and danger set a...
  • Miffy
    Nov 25, 2017
    Anton and Rani have just finished school - Anton in Melbourne and Rani in London. The one thing they have in common is that they can see ghosts and they are ghosthunters. Other than that - nada. Rani has come to Australia to further her career has a ghost hunter/ destroyer. Anton is ...
  • Stas
    Aug 08, 2018
    DNF @ 41% (book is 1st person pov btw) I hate the protagonist. Feelings solidified around 16% mark where I became convinced Anton's skull is like an abandoned hangar with nothing but occasional wind roaring through. He lacks brain-to-mouth filter, cannot shut up to save his l...
  • Bec
    Oct 29, 2017
    This review first appeared on Readers in Wonderland INITIAL REACTION 5 THINGS ABOUT GAP YEAR IN GHOST TOWN A different kind of Halloween read This is a book about ghosts, but it?s not a scary haunting thriller type ghost story. It?s much lighter and more enjoyable. Whic...
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    Aug 30, 2017
    I borrowed this book from the library last week because I'd been hearing some great things about it, and the cover's so cool. Besides, I'm a total sucker for ghost stories. I love ghost stories so much I've even written a series about a ghost hunter set in Sydney. So of course this ...
  • Cherie (Myst)
    Nov 12, 2017
    Fun book about ghost hunting in Melbourne. I loved the Australian feel and references and all of the little pop culture mentions. The story is interesting, about a ghost hunting family and a ghost hunting organisation, and the different ways they send spirits on to "the other side". Fu...
  • Kirra
    Jul 23, 2017
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars Ghostsare real and they manifest in all different types, a Moaner, a Weeper, a Lingerer, a Rager and it's the obligation of the Marin family and companies around the world to deal with them. Anton Marin is the main character of this story and very much lik...
  • Kirsti
    Nov 05, 2017
    This book made me laugh, and that's saying a lot. Years of reading in awkward public places has left me emotionally unable to show my feelings when reading most books (always odd when you laugh like a maniac on the bus, or have to start mopping your tears up with napkins at a cafe) But...
  • K.
    Aug 07, 2017
    Trigger warnings: violence, death of a friend, death of a child, parental abandonment, car accident (in the past). 10/5/2019 I stand by everything I said last time around. This is a blast from start to finish and I laughed out loud multiple times. 7/8/2017 4.5 stars. I've...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    May 01, 2019
    The strong australian energy in this! book characters talking about barracking for Melbourne in the AFL? Iconic review to come ...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Sep 05, 2017
    Throughout the quiet, darkened streets of Melbourne, eighteen year old Anton Marin searches for ghosts, delicately releasing their spirits from Earth by easing their passage. Anton is a delightfully charming young man who is reluctantly pursuing paranormal investigation to appease his ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 26, 2017
    This was absolutely hilarious and endearing and FULL OF GHOSTS. Aka one of my favourite topics. There's nothing like killing off characters like starting the book with most of them dead. Epic. I also can't flail enough over how FUNNY this book is! Anton is definitely a new favourite na...
  • Suzannah
    Nov 11, 2018
    Stacey Evans, or the person who had been Stacey Evans before she was transformed into this supernatural serial killer, put her hands together on her lap. "Would you like a biscuit? I have Tim Tams somewhere, I'm sure." I hesitated. After all, Tim Tams. OK, maybe you have to be Auss...
  • Brittany Wouters
    Nov 11, 2017
    To be very honest with all of you out there on the Internets...I went into this novel with a more than jaundiced eye. I read the summary, saw the cover, and thought, "You bastard, ripping off Lockwood and Co."- a book series for which I have the utmost admiration. I thought disgustedly...
  • Meg
    Aug 20, 2017
    This book made me laugh, it made me tear up, and it definitely made me get defensive when someone insulted my hometown (Melbourne FTW guys) While I was reading, the one consistent thought that I had was that 'Gap Year in Ghost Town' is a Percy Jackson-esque story, with Ghosts instead ...
  • Rania T
    Sep 17, 2017
    3.5 stars. Read this to find out what could be lurking in the back lanes, old mansions, creepy greenhouses and sedate suburbia of the world's most liveable city; Melbourne... ...
  • Bec
    Aug 03, 2017
    I wrote a review of this awesome book! It's spoiler free. :D https://rebeccagough.wordpress.com/20... ...
  • Shanti
    Sep 10, 2017
    Gap Year in Ghost Town is a funny book. Anton is a lovely character. However, he struggles to be more than that, and the book itself is so busy cracking jokes that it isn?t as fun as it could/should be. I was dumb and accidentally deleted the book from my library app before reinsta...
  • ambsreads
    Sep 25, 2017
    ON HOLD AT @ 26% I was feeling it and then it felt like it was trying too hard to be Percy Jackson. I was really shocked when I read the main character was a year younger than me since they read like a 12 year old (similar to Percy Jackson in the first book). I?ll pick this up aga...
  • Brooke Charlton
    Nov 09, 2017
    Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor follows a teenage ghost hunter named Anton Marin (not Martin as this book reminds), and a new ghost hunter to the area Rani Cross, each with vastly different methods of ghost hunting. Along with a few witty remarks and sarcastic comments, the pai...
  • Megan
    Sep 08, 2017
    2.5-3 stars. This book was... okay. Unfortunately, because of all the positive reviews and high ratings it's received so far from other Aussies, I was expecting a lot more than just 'okay'. For me, it failed to deliver. This novel relied a lot of humour to make it work - the narr...
  • Liss
    Apr 28, 2018
    Thanks to Allen and Unwind for sending me a copy of this book! Honestly I was quite underwhelmed with the novel. The writing style felt incredibly inconsistent, quite often sentences would switch off on a different tangent, before the previous sentence or thought was concluded. this...
  • Casey
    Aug 06, 2017
    Gap Year in Ghost Town was an unexpected awesome read for me! Gap year is set in Melbourne (home town represent xD) Anton our main character is hilarious so straight off the bat this book hooked me. I mean it has Ghosts, A+ Melbourne references, amazing aussie slang AND smartass...
  • J.R. Koop
    Nov 05, 2017
    I actually really enjoyed this one. It was a light read and got me fully invested the whole way through ? AND did I mention that one of the main female characters is Assamese/Chinese Malaysian? It is SO NICE to see an adopted character as a lead! And this book is set in Melbourne....
  • Lucy of House Rojas
    Aug 20, 2017
    Resea en espaol debajo del preview! English review below the image!!! *** PREVIEW! Here's the list of reasons why i need this book like yesterday: - i beyond love ghosts (this has some lockwood and co vibes so i'm in) - my mom's family name's marin so i'm in any other way...
  • Stef (Noveltea Corner)
    Aug 07, 2017
    Gap Year in Ghost Town was the YA Room?s August Book Club pick, and boy, it did not disappoint. Set in present day Melbourne, Anton Marin is takes a gap year after high school to figure out what he wants to do with his life and (possible) university career. His father talks him in...
  • Clare Snow
    Apr 08, 2017
    Action packed and cleverly plotted. The supernatural dangers really come alive ;-) I love the cover art (by Craig Phillips) and design (by Ruth Grner). ...
  • Amy
    Aug 08, 2017
    I will be honest. When I saw the cover I did not think I would be interested. It looked like a book aimed at a 12-year-old boy. Well I have not been 12 for quite some time now and I have never been a boy, so I was very wrong because I loved it. I will not say it is perfect because noth...
  • Olivia
    Sep 20, 2018
    Okay, this book was not what i was expecting, by looking at the cover and reading the blurb, i thought it was going to be a slightly spooky story for younger kids. It wasn't. It was actually quite violent in some parts and was quite descriptive of the violence. One of the things that i...