The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts – KC Tansley

She tried to ignore them. But some things won’t be ignored.
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.

THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS is a fast-paced YA time-travel murder mystery novel that combines time-traveling, paranormal, and gothic mystery genres to weave a tale full of ancestral curses, powerful spells, strange connections, and inherited surprises. The novel is sure to delight fans of Page Morgan’s The Dispossessed trilogy and Rachel Hawkin’s Hex Hall series.

My review

Because I wanted to read The Girl Who Saved Ghosts, I thought it would be best to start with the first part of the series The Unbelievables. What a name, but certainly a fitting one. If you read the blurb you can’t help but frown a little: fast-paced, time-travel murder mystery? With paranormal and gothic mystery genres weaved with ancestral curses and powerful spells??? Well, if that doesn’t do it for you, I don’t know what does…

Although the blurb is a bit over the top, it still got me curious. So I met wit Kat, a girl who was seeing ghosts from a very early age. And then she became possessed by one. Fortunately she was saved by a very friendly ghost, Toria, who helped her to ‘unbelieve’ in ghosts. Little did Kat know that Toria was actually one of her ancestors…

But for several years, Kat managed to ignore the ghosts, until she is asked by her professor to help with the investigation of an 129 year old mysterious murder case at a castle on the Isle of Acacia. Together with Evan Kingsley, Kat’s infuriating TA, Morgan, her BFF and the mysterious Seth, she embarks on an adventure to discover what happened to Cassie and Sebastian on their wedding night so many years ago.
Kat and Evan get pulled into the past through a mirror in the castle and end up in the bodies of Toria and Allistair. Together, they have to discover what is happening in the castle and how they can come back to the present.
An intriguing story with a lot of characters, both from past and present are futuring in this story. Once you have all the people of the different families and their different ties in view, it is a very interesting read.
So without spoiling the story, I would say that once you get submerged into the story, you will most likely be turned from an Unbeliever into a Believer! Five out of five stars from me, with a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.

Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group

Published: August 2015

ISBN: 9781943024018

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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