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Series: The Unbelievables
Author: K.C. Tansley
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group
Publication Date: 08/01/2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: Kat Preston doesn’t believe in ghosts. Not because she’s never seen one, but because she saw one too many. Refusing to believe is the only way to protect herself from the ghost that tried to steal her life. Kat’s disbelief keeps her safe until her junior year at McTernan Academy, when a research project for an eccentric teacher takes her to a tiny, private island off the coast of Connecticut.
The site of a grisly mystery, the Isle of Acacia is no place for a girl who ignores ghosts, but the ghosts leave Kat little choice. Accompanied by her research partner, Evan Kingsley, she investigates the disappearance of Cassie Mallory and Sebastian Radcliffe on their wedding night in 1886. Evan’s scientific approach to everything leaves Kat on her own to confront a host of unbelievables: ancestral curses, powerful spells, and her strange connection to the ghosts that haunt Castle Creighton.
But that’s all before Kat’s yanked through a magic portal and Evan follows her. When the two of them awaken 129 years in the past with their souls trapped inside the bodies of two wedding guests, everything changes. Together, Kat and Evan race to stop the wedding-night murders and find a way back to their own time—and their own bodies—before their souls slip away forever.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a fresh take on paranormal-type books. Usually if they deal with paranormal, it’s a simple haunting that causes problems for the the main character. In this case, the main character has been trying very hard to ignore the fact that ghosts even exist for years – and with good reason. They can be dangerous.
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is Book 1 in The Unbelievables series. It took me about a day to read it, in between having to do things like cook dinner and do housework. It’s a very good read, and very well written. Plenty of things to keep the reader interested – and plenty of questions to keep the reader’s mind turning over.
If there is one thing I can’t stand in a book with a hint of mystery, it is not having questions constantly running through my brain about who did it, why they did it, etc. This book doesn’t leave you with no questions – and it doesn’t leave you with questions that aren’t answered – except one. But that question is sure to be answered in later books – this is, after all, just the first book in the series.
This book gets five stars from me because it’s a great read, a quick read, and it keeps the reader wanting more. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is slated for release on August 1, 2015 and will be published by Beckett Publishing Group.
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.