TITLE: The Ghosteleers

AUTHOR: Philip Beicken

Rating: ★★★☆☆

PAGES: 120

PUBLISHER: Hashtag Press


GENRE(S): Fantasy

The publisher kindly sent me a physical copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The Ghosteleers by Philip Beicken - The Contented ReaderWhen the bungling Norman accidentally blows himself up, along with his pet cat Morph, they awake to find themselves in a new and mysterious world. Greed by Sir Poop, the pair are invited to join an elite, highly-trained team of Ghosteleers. Their mission is to protect very special humans from harm by using their amazing telekinetic powers.

Unfortunately for Norman, he quickly discovers his smug cat is the one with the ability… and brains.

The most important fight in the history of the planet is about to take place, one that could change the future forever. The duo must act quickly, use their new-found ghostly skills, and save the day! Thankfully, Norman’s cat is going to be there.


I’ve been lucky enough to review some books for Hashtag Press before, and I thoroughly enjoy the middle grade books they publish! The Ghosteleers is no exception. It is a really enjoyable and fun middle grade read that I’m happy I have the chance to review!

The Ghosteleers is a middle grade fantasy and adventure book that follows Norman and his cat, Morph. An accidental situation leaves the two characters in this new world where they join a team of Ghosteleers, who protect special humans from harm.

This book is super fun and fast paced. While it is a shorter book, the pacing is really great. I was quickly pulled into the story and drawn to these characters. It’s full of mystery and suspense but it also has a strong message at it’s core.

Norman and Morph are unbelievably close. It shows the reader that friendship and teamwork are important. This book shows some interesting experiences, but the two go through them together. I think this is an important message for young readers, and it’s great to see in this book. Now, this may just be my interpretation of the book, but I think it’s certainly a message!

I think middle grade children will thoroughly enjoy reading this book. It’s full of adventure and mystery, and who doesn’t love characters who have telekinetic powers?! I definitely recommend this book to younger readers, as I do think they will enjoy it more than an adult would. That being said, I think it’s a quick and fun read that older readers who enjoy middle grade, should still pick up!

About The Author

Philip Beicken was born in Galway, Ireland but moved to England when he was
6 months old. He lives in West Sussex with his wife and two children and spends most of time clearing up the mess made by the growing number of animals his daughter adopts. Included in that list are three kittens named Molly, Marley and Bear, who like nothing more than chasing every leaf, butterfly and frog in the garden.

Even at an early age, Philip enjoyed creating fast paced, light-hearted stories filled with heroes, heroines and villains. His love of all sports, especially tennis and badminton, keeps him active for large spells during the week. When he’s not writing, he runs his own business as a 360 videographer, which has enabled him to film in the USA and Europe.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

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