The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: The Unbelievables Book 1 by K.C. TansleyThe Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: The Unbelievables Book 1 by K.C. Tansley

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: The Unbelievables Book 1

byK.C. Tansley

Paperback | August 1, 2015

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She tried to ignore them. But some things won't be ignored.

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 bodies-before their souls slip away forever.

Title:The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: The Unbelievables Book 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:August 1, 2015Publisher:Beckett Publishing Group, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943024006

ISBN - 13:9781943024001


Rated 2 out of 5 by from A For the Lover of Books Review *Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy in exchange for a review. My opinions are honest and my own. I have always loved paranormal fantasy. Sure a lot of the books that fall into the category are not exactly high quality literature, but how can you not love reading about witches, ghosts, and other dark and broody creatures. When I was younger, I read the Suddenly Supernatural series, and I wanted to be a medium more than I wanted my Hogwarts letter, and I’d been waiting for that letter since I was 8. Paranormal fantasy got me through a lot, so when I first heard about The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts when browsing Goodreads giveaways last year, I knew I had to read it. Luckily, as the second book is coming out soon, the publisher put the first book back on Netgalley. I wanted to love this so much, and I did love it for the first 20%. It was fun, and I could ignore the glaring plot holes. I wasn’t expecting it to be the greatest book I’ve ever read, I just wanted something enjoyable. Sadly, by the 50% mark plot holes had become decidedly less fun. There are so many things that went wrong for me. Firstly, the writing really wasn’t good. It is completely understandable, as I believe this is a debut, but my brain can only make up for “chunky” writing for so long. It was kind of like when I read social media post with poor grammar. I normally have to read the posts 3 times before I get a sense of what the person was trying to get across, but I’m still a little confused. The plot holes ranged from insignificant to large. On the larger end of the plot hole scale, it doesn’t make sense that ghosts can’t get to Kat because she says she doesn’t believe in them. She clearly believes in them since she reminisces over her time with them as a child often. The plants and rocks protecting her makes relative sense, and unbelievers not being able to be effected by ghosts makes sense as well, but Kat is very obviously a believer. They should have been able to get to her far easier than they were able to in the library. There are also instances where Kat does things like judge the extent of her powers after just learning she has them. How on earth do you know if to what extent you can do a spell when you just learnt you’re the family chosen one/reincarnation? I’m not even going to get into the whole reincarnation thing, and how it kind of helps push a 17 year old and a 20 year old into a sort of romantic relationship. They appear to be friends in the synopsis of book 2, but that is not the vibe I was getting while reading. The characters were also poorly done. I can’t tell you a single characteristic of any of the characters, excluding Toria, and even then all I can say is that she’s impulsive. None of them had distinct voices. Overall, The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts was disappointing. Despite being fun for the first 20%, it ultimately fell flat, earning it 2 stars out of 5. I think I’m going to ignore my TBR and read an old favourite paranormal fantasy book now.
Date published: 2017-07-20

Editorial Reviews

"In THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS, K.C. Tansley has crafted a compelling, magic-tinged mystery that spans generations. At once haunting, poignant, and tragically romantic, THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS is not to be missed. Ignore at your own peril." -Chris F. Holm, Anthony and Spinetingler Awards nominee and author of the critically acclaimed Collector Trilogy"Castles, curses, ghosts, and vivid characters fill this wonderfully spooky story from K.C. Tansley. You won't want to put it down." -Paige Shelton, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Country Cooking School Mystery Series and YA time-travel novel Clockwork"The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is a fascinating blend of mystery, romance, time travel, and ghosts. The small, seaside town setting and gothic atmosphere instantly pulled me in, and the complex, carefully plotted storyline kept me hooked." -Page Morgan, author of the YA gothic thriller The Beautiful & The Cursed "The novel's murder mystery is intriguing and grows more complex as its supernatural elements are unveiled. Readers will enjoy connecting the dots and guessing at the motivations of the Radcliffes' wedding guests." -Kirkus Reviews"By centering her supernatural world on the concept of belief, adult author Tansley (The Six Train to Wisconsin, writing as Kourtney Heintz) gives her story a complex and unusual framework, and having the formerly possessed Kat become a possessor herself, as she inhabits another woman's body while in the past, puts a neat spin on conventional ghost story motifs." -Publishers Weekly"Those who enjoy suspense, ghost stories, and a little hint of romance are sure to devour Tansley's novel." -Foreword Reviews"This well-written young adult debut, with its intriguing mix of mystery, romance, ghosts, and time travel, should appeal to teen fans of light horror as well as those who enjoy a compelling mystery and supernatural encounters against a historical backdrop."-VOYA Magazine