Girls Can’t Be Knights is the first book in the Spirt Knights series geared towards young teens (although I had fun reading it as well). This is an entertaining paranormal adventure about a group of individuals called the Spirit Knights whose job it is to get rid of nasty, evil spirits that may try living inside a living being’s body and harming the person or animal. Justin is one of these knights and when he meets Claire he immediately feels a connection and knows he must protect her. Claire is a foster kid, shuffled from home to home, and often in trouble. She meets Justin after some troubling events and finds out that she may actually be one of the Spirit Knights. The problem is that Spirit Knights can only be male.
There’s a little bit of everything in this book to keep a teenager’s interest, including some romance, mystery, action, and…a talking horse. It’s a fun and easy read that, as long as you suspend the need for believability, is thoroughly enjoyable. The characters are interesting and as realistic acting as they can be, considering they are from a paranormal story. Claire’s tiny crush on Justin is written just as a teenager would feel and Justin’s need to walk a fine line between friend, protector and father figure is particularly realistic. The world created by the author is well thought out and the various aspects of it are explained well. I read this book on my ereader and it formatted perfectly. The cover is interesting and relates to the book well. I look forward to reading the second book in this series.