A Dawn Most Wicked (Something Strange and Deadly #0.5), by Susan Dennard
Publish Date: June 4, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen
Length: 147 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal/Historical Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars)
Daniel Sheridan is an engineer’s apprentice on a haunted Mississippi steamer known as the Sadie Queen. His best friend–the apprentice pilot, Cassidy Cochran–also happens to be the girl he’s pining for … and the captain’s daughter. But when it looks like the Sadie Queen might get taken off the river, Daniel and Cassidy have to do whatever they can to stop the ghosts that plague the ship.
Fortunately, there happens to be a Creole gentleman on board by the name of Joseph Boyer–and he just might be able to help them…
This was a decent short story that gave some insight to the character of Daniel Sheridan. I enjoyed seeing how Joseph, Jie and he became the Spirit-Hunters, as well as seeing how Daniel became who he is as Eleanor knows him in 1876. A short, quick read that just helped to understand a certain character better than we already do.