Friday, November 24, 2017

~Review: The Girl Who Ignored Ghost by K.C. Tansley~

The Girl Who Ignored Ghost
Book 1 The Unbelievables
K.C. Tansley
Published August 1, 2015 by Beckett Publishing


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.

My thoughts and review:

As a child Kat Preston could see and communicate with ghosts.  Until one fateful event forces her to stop believing and start protecting herself from the unknown.  A project for her high school, the prestigious McTernan Academy forces her to reconnect with her old ghost friends.  While researching at the Grand Castle Creighton on a private island in Connecticut, Kat and her friends must uncover the secrets of the island including all the unexplained deaths and disappearances.  

When Kat is suddenly thrust back into the past 129 years, she must find out the secrets of the castle quickly, or risk being trapped in the past forever.  It is a race against the clock for Kat and her friends.

This is a great first book in a series.  This is a multi genre book.  It is YA mixed with some mystery and some paranormal thrown in.  A great concept and a fresh new twist to a storyline. 

I want to thank Netgalley and Beckett Publishing for sending me a copy of this book for review.  All thoughts are my own and I receive no compensation for my review.

About the Author

K.C Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, and two quirky golden retrievers on a hill somewhere in Connecticut. She tends to believe in the unbelievables—spells, ghosts, time travel—and writes about them. 

Never one to say no to a road trip, she’s climbed the Great Wall twice, hopped on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, and danced the night away in the dunes of Cape Hatteras. She loves the ocean and hates the sun, which makes for interesting beach days. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is the first book in her YA time-travel murder mystery series.

As Kourtney Heintz, she also writes award winning cross-genre fiction for adults.

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