Jon and Tania are typical kids – except that Tania can communicate with ghosts. Their mom and step-dad produce a ghost-hunter TV show, but they don’t know about Tania’s gift – and Tania wants to keep it that way, while she helps the ghosts deal with their pasts and move on. In The Ghost on the Stairs, a ghost bride is waiting for her missing husband to return. The Riverboat Phantom features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display in New York City.
Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars by Nick James
When a fifteen-year-old slacker discovers that he has the power to control Pearls – fragments of space debris that are a dying Earth’s most important energy source – the government’s forces work to capture him.
If a friendly tree gives you advice, you should take it. But 12-year-old Ariel hasn’t the talent for speaking with trees, so when she finds an old relic stuck in a tree branch, she doesn’t realize her discovery was no accident — until she’s swept on a perilous journey with little more than a kidnapper and a ghost to guide her. Only by solving a riddle from the past can she find a lost treasure and hold on to any hope for her future.
Under the eye of a sinister moon, Ariel discovers a baffling map. Determined to follow it, she and her friends embark on a dangerous mission to discover the source of her telling dart. New love and jealousy complicate the hunt, and time plays tricks around her as she races to outwit a trap set in the past — but with the power to erase Ariel’s future. See more fantasy books by Joni at her website.
Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton
Amber is having a bad day. First she gets lost on her way an important party, then she loses her cell in a cemetery and then when she finally makes the party and meets a great guy — she dies. Well, just a little, and during her near-death experience she reunites with her favorite grandmother and childhood dog. Then on her way back to her own body, her bad sense of direction kicks in, and she lands in the wrong body– of a popular, gorgeous, rich girl who just attempted suicide. On the way to returning to her real boy, she falls in love and is stalked by a zombie-like Dark Lifer.
Dead Girl Dancing by Linda Joy Singleton
Just when Amber finds the guys of her dreams, she lands in the wrong body — of her new boyfriend’s sister. Talk about awkward! But it’s cool being a college girl and she’s on her way to spring break with two wild “new” friends. What seems like a fun vacation turns deadly, though, when she receives threatening notes and realizes she’s being followed by a Dark Lifer.