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
I was intrigued by the synopsis for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, I mean come on paranormal activity, time travel = an excited me. I don’t know why but this book just didn’t work for me, not to say others wouldn’t enjoy it.
The problems started for me once they traveled back in time, before that I was quite interested. Once they are back at Castle Creighton, in the bodies of two wedding guests, things rapidly plummeted. All of the characters were in love with someone who loved someone else and I can’t even call it a love triangle because it was more like a octagon. As if that wasn’t annoying enough, I didn’t like any of the main characters. Plus the whole concept that if Kat pretended she didn’t believe in ghosts and chanted a little saying it just made them invisible…….how though?!? I mean she clearly believes in ghosts so it really shouldn’t have worked.
So for me “The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts” didn’t really become what I thought it could but I would recommend that if the synopsis peeked your interest to give it a try, different books work for different people.
Thank you to NetGalley for the review copy.
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