5 Reasons The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Should Make Your Summer Reading List

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.

About The BookThe Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, by KC Tansley

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.Author KC Tansley

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

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38 thoughts on “5 Reasons The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Should Make Your Summer Reading List

  1. I loved the book and am looking forward to Book 2 in the series! K.C. does a great job of world building and then populating it with fascinating characters and story lines. I’m recommending this one to anyone who enjoys time travel and/or the supernatural!

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  3. Well, you’ve sold us, Kate. We can’t wait to get our hands on The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts. Mathair and I are huge fans of time travel stories and it is very true that we need something to bide our time until Outlander returns. 😉

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  4. It’s sounding better all the time and I can’t wait to read it. I love the idea of the island that you can only get to at low tide and have been trapped on one of those before! I’m thinking late summer/early fall will be the perfect time to get us into that Halloween mood.


      • We didn’t even know it would happen with this island (somewhere around Gloucester), then went exploring and discovered later that the path had disappeared. We had to roll up our jeans to get back to the mainland and still ended up getting a bit drenched. 🙂

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  5. I’m definitely enjoying the time travel stuff in this book, and the double-murder mystery. I am going through the story more slowly than I would ordinarily, I think, because I’m trying to pick through the mystery on my own. Without giving anything away, there’s a lot to mull over in there!

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