Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables #1) by K.C. Tansley

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables #1)
Title: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

Series: The Unbelievables #1

Author: K.C. Tansley

Publication date: August 2015

Published by: Beckett Publishing Group

Source: For review from publishers via Netglley

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Synopsis:

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 rating: ★★★★☆

Overall, I really liked The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts--it had a very interesting premise. Being sucked into a mirror and into the past... how cool does that sound? I'm gonna be honest and say that I wasn't expecting to like this much ‘cause it sounded very historical-ish, and I'm not the biggest fan of that. Surprisingly, I very much enjoyed it. Not only did my love for time travel win out, I actually, genuinely liked the setting!

So, basically, Kat and Evan went out to this place to solve a murder, not expecting to be thrown back in time and actually live it. No big deal or anything. It’s not like the vanishing of their souls is at stake... oh, wait! Speaking of which, I really loved this aspect of the book. The whole being stuck in someone else's body and having to share it with, well, the owner, it was just hilarious! It definitely made things difficult for them, but boy did I enjoy it!

There was also the whole murder mystery part, which I, of course, loved. The curse had me very intrigued, wondering what in the world happened. It was cool to see what actually happened first hand, so to speak. But guys, it’s ALL connected! Way more than you could possibly imagine!

It's all connected:

The past, the present... just, connections where you wouldn't even think to make connections! It was amazing! I definitely did not see those things coming!

I liked the characters well enough. I was particularly fond of Toria, Kat’s ghost friend. Speaking of ghosts, Kat’s mantra to keep ghosts away... don’t believe in ghosts?? How does that even work?! It makes no sense! It’s stupid! How does it help keep them away when they’re obviously real and right in front of her freaking face?! *shakes head*

Anyway, overall, I really enjoyed The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts. It had a very interesting plot, and intriguing mystery and curse, magic, and ghosts! It was just a great combination of all these things, And after that ending, I am curious to see what will happen next.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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