The Supernaturalist, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill longs to escape from the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys.

When a rare chance to get away comes, he grabs it, but the attempt goes fatally wrong.

He can feel his life force ebbing away, sucked out of him by a strange blue Parasite ...until a wisecracking gang of kids burst in, blast the creature and save him.

They are the Supernaturalists, dedicated to ridding the world of these life-sucking blue parasites.

When they realise that Cosmo has the ability to see these blue creatures too, they enlist him as one of them.

Their mission leads Cosmo into a world of high-level corruption, James Bond type technology, thrilling adventure and finally back to a place that Cosmo ever thought he'd have to return...the dreaded Clarissa Frayne.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780141317410



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The Supernaturalist is very like Artemis Fowl in tone. It's fun and quick, but I didn't get into it as much as Artemis Fowl -- the characters, I guess, are the problem. I liked Stefan, and maybe Ditto, but the others were kinda 'meh'. I didn't get much idea of what drives anyone, apart from Stefan.<br/><br/>Plot-wise, it's okay, but everything feels too easily. The group are too easily tricked, they escape too easily... There are fun ideas in the background, like the paralegals being pretty much like cops in this world, etc. But. It didn't feel like it had much substance, really.

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