KC Tansley gives us 5 reasons why you need to read The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts this summer!
1) It’s the best way to get your time travel fix since Outlander is on hiatus for a while.
Who doesn’t love Outlander? Sure you can watch the reruns, but is that going to be enough to survive the rest of the summer and fall and possibly winter? Why not start a new time travel adventure?
The way the characters time travel in The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is worth a read. What they do in the past will make it impossible to put this book down. It’s fascinating to watch how it all unfolds and to see how the past and the present weave together.
2) Double Murder = Double the Intrigue
Imagine a double murder on a wedding night in 1886. The bride’s room is bathed in blood and the bride and groom disappear. Were they both murdered? Did one of them kill the other one and run away to avoid punishment?
You can’t help trying to figure out what happened. The who, the how, and the why are what make this story so unique. Twists and turns you never saw coming. And that tension you feel as you try to figure it out before the characters do. Can you do it?
3) Ghosts and Spells and Curses, Oh My!
There is intricate paranormal world building going on here. Very unique takes on the folklore of the familiar. Something you thought you knew slides into the unfamiliar and becomes new again.
How ghosts are created and what they want will intrigue you. The rules for spell casting will explain why the dead need the living.
4) Isolated Family Castle
It doesn’t get more gothic than this. Castle Creighton is located on a private isle that’s only linked to the Connecticut mainland at low tide. It’s cut off from the rest of the world, and a host of unbelievables—ghosts, spell, curses—thrive out there. Something sinister also lives in the shadows.
There are also secret passageways that have to be navigated by candlelight in 1886—it’s creepy cool.
5) Bustles and Frock Coats
The characters time travel to 1886 Connecticut. It’s Victorian era New England. How could you pass up a chance to explore that world and all the bustles and frock coats it entails?
The clothing, the need for candlesticks, and the social rules of that era make for a fantastic setting that complicates everything in the characters’ lives.
In The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, prep school junior Kat Preston accidentally time travels to 1886 Connecticut, where she must share a body with a rebellious Victorian lady, prevent a gruesome wedding night murder, disprove a deadly family curse, and find a way back to her own time.
K.C. Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, 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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