The Geomancer's Compass
by Melissa Hardy
In the year 2021, virtual reality has become the norm with people often injuring themselves while walking around in the physical world and looking at the virtual one.
But that isn't really the problem for Miranda and her family. Their problem is more ancient.
Her family is cursed by an ancestor who'd been murdered and then buried somewhere very wrong. Everyone in their family for the last couple generations has suffered and Miranda is believed to be the key to finding the remains of the ancestor and bringing his bones to a more peaceful resting place.
Unfortunately, she has to bring her ADHD cousin along with her for the quest.
Final thoughts: Not even going into how this is for a limited audience of Canadian-Chinese, or even the long, drawn-out, in-depth discussions of both technology and Chinese traditions, this is a poorly written book. Miranda is flat and annoying. She whines over every little thing and is just basically unlikeable. Without Brian, the whole book would have been a waste. Too much of it was unbelievable (an ancestor with very little tech experience manages to become a ghostly avatar in a VR computer program years after his death???), the rest was just badly written, and the ending just arrived with no real closure. Avoid.