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Today I have a spoiler-free review of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts and The Girl Who Saved Ghosts both by KC Tansley.
I received both of these from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review.
First, let’s break these books down.
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts
Genre: Science Fiction, Kind of Thriller-y
Page Count: 258
Pub Date: July 31, 2015
Overall: 13/20 (3.5/5 Stars)
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts
Page Count: 280
Pub Date: October 17, 2017
Overall: 8/20 (2.5/5 Stars)
So, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the first was okay for me but the second, I didn’t like. Let’s kind of get into that without any spoilers.
The first was decent. It wasn’t my favorite book but it was a quick read and it kept my attention a good chunk of the time. There were points where I started to lose interest but I knew that I’d get it back if I continued. Some of the actions just felt forced to me at times. Overall, it was an enjoyable read. I’m glad I read it.
In the book, it follows Kat, a girl who is trying to deny the fact that there are ghosts in the world. She saw them when she was younger but due to an incident that happened, she had to stop believing. But due to a project for school, she ends up getting closer and closer to running into a ghost and being forced to believe again.
For a summer project, she ends up traveling with 3 other people to the place she is investigating to try to solve the murder that happens there. Everything is going fine and dandy (sarcasm) until suddenly she is dragged into the past along with one of the guys she was traveling with. Now she must try to solve the murder back in the time leading up to it.
The premise sounded great! I was very interested. It could have gone a long way, but it just didn’t cut it for me.
Then I got into the second book. Okay. I was excited to see where the story was going to go. Started out great. I read a good portion of it in one sitting. Then suddenly, it went downhill. It just seemed to be dragging on and on. I just couldn’t seem to get back into it every time that I would pick it up. It took me forever to finish it.
I’m not going to give a synopsis because of spoilers, but it continues off a short time after the ending of the first one.
I just feel like this book suffered from second book syndrome. There wasn’t much plot to it, it seemed. It was literally just a bunch of build up for the next book.
Overall, it’s kind of an iffy series for me. I’m not going to continue on with it, but I know there are people who would enjoy it. It was definitely a spooky read and I wanted to know where things were going to go most of the time.
As always, I recommend you read it for yourself and form your own opinion, but I personally did not like them very much.
I hope you enjoyed this review! I feel bad that I didn’t get it up before the release date but I’ve been busy with school.
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