Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (The Unbelievables #2) by K.C. Tansley


The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (The Unbelievables, #2)
Title: The Girl Who Saved Ghosts

Series: The Unbelievables #2

Previous book in this series: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

Author: K.C. Tansley

Publication date: October 17th, 2017

Published by: Beckett Publishing Group

Source: Review copy from publisher

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Synopsis:

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 traveled 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 traveling 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.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I remember really enjoying the sequel to this book, so I was very excited to read this book! And I was not disappointed! Overall, I very much enjoyed it!

The thing I really loved about the first book was the time travel aspect, and I am happy to report that we get that again in this one! Yay!

Hahahaha! This is the best thing ever! <3 Cas/Misha :)

We are going back in to retrieve more family heirlooms and maybe help out some ghosties and clear up another murder mystery. I am all for that! I just really love going back in time, which is saying something because I don't really like historical-type books, which this definitely has a hint of. I also started reading Clockwork Prince earlier this week, which also takes place in the 1800, so yeah, I've been really enjoying reading about this time period. But I'm definitely not gonna go off and start reading historical fiction any day in the near future. Lol. But I did enjoy this and the supernatural touch it had to it. I guess that's the combo I really like: a little bit of historicalness with a whole of supernatural stuff going on!

Speaking of supernatural (and not my favorite TV show, Supernatural hehehe)...

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I also loved the ghost aspect to this as well! I love the good ol' "I see dead people" trope! However, the one thing that bothered me in the previous book was that Kat didn't believe in ghosts? What?! Well, she obviously believed in them because they were right in front of her face and she could see them with her eyeball, but she kept telling herself that they weren't real or something...

Changing Channels xD

Look, I understand why she did it—it kept her safe all those years from evil entities. But still. It was honestly a ridiculous concept. I am so glad that in this book she is embracing her abilities, now that she is learning more about them. She is even helping out these ghosts with their unfinished business... you could say she is saving these ghosts. Hehe.

I also loved seeing Kat develop her powers because she can do so much more than see ghosts! Her abilities are very witch-like, but apparently she is a priestess in this world. Either way, I like that and really enjoyed the magical aspect to it! I also liked the more in depth explanation of the relationship between all four families. It's a really interesting relationship they have. I am very much interested to learn more and what the deal with the Mallorys is.

I really like Kat and absolutely ADORE Evan! I totally didn't remember that Kat and Evan didn't end up together in the last book! WHYYY?! I love them together! But then I re-learned (because I totally forgot) that Kat is only a couple months away of turning 18, so she is still underage, while Evan is 20 years old. And Evan being the amazing, decent human being that he is (and Kat too), has not initiated anything... romantically anyway. But the sexual tension is real and I live for it! I am looking forward to the day when they get together!

"Do want." This GIF is hilarious!

But there were a couple of off things in this book for me, unfortunately. First of all, you may have noticed me not remembering a couple of things about the previous book. I read The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts almost exactly TWO years ago, so you can see why I was struggling with recalling certain things about the book. While there was a little bit of a recap of what happened in the previous book, I definitely could've done with more details. Like Seth and Joshua—were they in the last book? Were they important? I mean, I think so, but I don't really remember. Gosh, maybe my memory is just going, going, gone! Lol.

"What's Happening?!" - 7x21 Reading is Fundamental

Another thing was that the ending seem to drag out forever. I almost feel like the book should have ended soon after they came back from their, ahem, trip. Granted, I don't know what the next book will be like (because I assume there will be a sequel, right? Right?!) so maybe all that happened in the ending wouldn't fit with the beginning of the next book? I don't know. But I definitely struggled through that.

However, all that did not deter me from my overall enjoyment of this action-packed book! Ghosts and time travel and magical powers... yes please! I am very much looking forward to the future (past?) time travel adventures Kat will have and learning more about the families and this crazy, fun world! Would I recommend this series?





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About the Author:

K.C. Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, and two quirky golden retrievers 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 her award-winning and bestselling first novel in The Unbelievables series.

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

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun read! Great review, Liliana! :)

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  2. Liliana, thank you so much for this thoughtful and in-depth review! It's great to hear what worked and what didn't work for you as a reader. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book want to read the next one in the series. :)

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  3. I'll definitely check out book one first.

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    1. Thanks, Jana. It really is meant to be read as a series. :)

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