Gretchen McNeil’s young adult/urban fantasy novel, Banish sounds really awesome and I love the book trailer. You can read a teaser of Banish here.
Synopsis (Author Site):
Sixteen-year-old sophomore Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons – the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind – and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them back to wherever the hell they came. Literally.
It isn’t long before her secret ability gets spilled to San Francisco’s Catholic exorcist, Monsignor Renault. Monsignor and his new, Vatican-assigned partner Father Santos enlist Bridget’s help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. And just when she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons: Don’t Trust the Priest.
When one of Bridget’s oldest friends turns up dead in what appears to be a ritualistic sacrifice that bears a disturbing resemblance to her father’s murder, Bridget realizes she can’t trust anyone. Time to take control and figure out what is going on. An interview with her father’s supposed murdered reveals a link between Bridget and the Emim, a race of part-demon humans intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim’s plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse – the human vessel for a King of Hell.
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