Title: The Girl Who Saved The Ghosts by KC Tansley. (2nd book in the Unbelievables series)
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group,
Date Released: 17th October 2017.
She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them.
After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she travelled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.
Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she’s only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by travelling into the past.
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.
Outlander series meets The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series.
I received an advanced copy of this via NetGalley.
The story begins by Kat being bombarded by ghosts looking for their reckonings so they can move on and not stay tied to this world. They all seem to be terrified of the Dark One who has made issued a death threat against Kat.
She receives help from an unlikely source, her dad’s family, a man whom she has never met.
She must travel back in time, with her friend Evan, to find a dagger if she has any hope of defeating the Dark One.
This book reminds me of many of my favourite magical TV shows and books like Charmed, Harry Potter, the Worst Witch and even a little hint of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Although I would recommend before you read this book to read the first, The Girl Who Ignored The Ghosts. I didn’t and I feel like I missed a few things as it kept referring to the other book.
There was a lot to take in, magical rings, ghosts and time travel to name a few. There is so much I couldn’t fit it in this review!
I have to love Kat. She wears glasses and is on the curvy side. She’s also brave, strong and tries to do the right thing, even if it almost costs her her life. There’s a bit of chemistry between her and Evan, I can feel a bit of a romance is in the air with those two.
I ended up really enjoying the book even the whole time travel aspect which is a difficult feat to pull off without seeming a little cheesy or forced.
I feel though the story lost a bit of steam near the end. I understand it was rounding off the story and building up to the next but I just kept expecting some action or something which never happened.
I can’t wait to see what KC Tansley does with the next book!