The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • Beckett Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 1943024006
  • 9781943024001
  • 1,302,015

Review quote

"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 Magazineshow more

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310 ratings
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3 20% (61)
2 5% (17)
1 1% (3)
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