Rain of the Ghosts by Greg Weisman is a great fast-paced book that keeps you turning the pages all night. The action-packed plot centers on teenaged Rain Cacique and her best friend Charlie who live on a chain of islands the locals call the “Ghost Keys.” One day Rain’s beloved grandfather Sebastian Bohique dies, leaving Rain only his old armband made of two gold snakes twisted together. What Rain doesn’t know is that the armband gives her the power to see ghosts, and soon mysterious ghosts start to haunt her, people she has never seen before. They are all asking her to “finish the mission” and “send us home.” Rain has no idea what any of it means, but soon she begins to realize who they are and that she knows one of the very well.
Full of action and mystery, Rain of the Ghosts is a wonderful read for anyone who likes a good, slightly creepy, ghost story. It is a good book for both boys and girls because it has strong male and female characters, Rain and Charlie. It was also very fast-paced and exciting. One of the things that I found rather strange about the book is the fact that it is told by a dog who seems to have supernatural powers. When you are reading you can tell that he has some connection to what is happening but you don’t know what it is. There are several unsolved mysteries but they promise to be solved, hopefully, in forthcoming books. I loved reading this story and found it a wonderfully mysterious story to read. I would highly recommend this book for ages 11 and up as a great adventure/ghost story. It promises to be the first book in a great new series!