Book Review: The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K.C Tansley. PLUS Giveaway!


Release Date: 17th October 2017
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group
Twitter: @KourHei

Firstly, Happy Publication Day to K.C Tansley and a big big thank you for sending me 'The Girl Who Saved Ghosts.' I have to admit that it wouldn't have been my first choice of genre and initially I thought it wouldn't be my cup of tea, but oh how I love that I was so wrong about that! This book was such a nice change of pace for me and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it. I am so happy that I gave it a chance.

The only thing that made me sad was that i'd missed out on the first book in the series, 'The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts.' There were certain moments when I felt like I had to have read that one in order for this story to make more sense to me. However, I wouldn't say it's compulsory as there are various references to the characters pasts and how they came to be where they are now. I'm going to give you the blurb off Amazon because I don't want to miss any important bits out. It was so full of twists and turns, interesting characters and the story itself was so detailed, that I don't want to forget to tell you certain key points. 

Blurb:

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.

I'm going to liken this book to a story like Harry Potter because I haven't read a book like it since reading Harry Potter. I mainly go for romance and historical fiction, but like I mentioned earlier, it's so good to veer off the chosen path sometimes and be pleasantly surprised. Kat's 17 and has recently discovered that ghosts come to her for their reckonings. I found all the stories so interesting and couldn't wait for a bit of quiet time to sit down and pick up where I left off. I loved learning about her ancestry and meeting her Aunts and I enjoyed how all four supernatural families, who Kat learns about, had different abilities but were all tied together. 

Being the romantic that I am, I couldn't help but notice the connection that Kat had with her friend Evan. I was looking forward to them sharing more than just a supernatural connection, but with Kat being only 17 that was not to be in this book...I'm keeping my eyes peeled though because I know I need to read the next book to see where it goes. Their interactions and protectiveness of each other, just as friends, were lovely enough to keep my heart happy and excited at the prospect of potential romance. In all fairness there wasn't much time for it in this story. They were both too busy with learning their family's legacies, changing the past and preparing for the dark one - I think that's all the excitement they really needed. 

I honestly cannot tell you how delighted I am that I read 'The Girl Who Saved Ghosts.' It was fun, adventurous, fascinating and a little scary all at the same time. I highly, highly recommend it, if you are looking for something new to read or already love this genre. It's a great book and I am really looking forward to book 3! 

GIVEAWAY!!!

K.C Tansley is awesome and is giving YOU the chance to win this fantastic book. All you have to do is comment below and answer: If you could have any supernatural power, what would it be?

The giveaway is open Internationally and will run for 1 week! 

Good Luck and Happy Reading!







28 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for finding the time review my book and say such kind words! :) Made my release day much brighter. I definitely will be building on Kat and Evan's friendship in future books. The Langleys and Kingsleys have a complicated and at times heartbreaking history. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sending it to me. I hope you had a great release day! :) Yay that makes me happy to hear. Can't wait for the next one. xx

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  2. Both books were great, my reviews have been posted. The super power I would choose would be invisibility.

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    1. Thanks so much for posting your reviews! Oh, that's a cool one.

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    2. I need to catch up and go back and read the first one. That would be a good power to have at certain times!

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    3. It can tide you over until the next book is published. :) Invisibility would be really cool. I'd personally love to read people's minds.

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  3. I haven't read the first book either, but this review has left me very intrigued! It does seem like it would be my cup of tea, because I LOVE Harry Potter and just fantasy as a genre in general. :-) If I could choose any superpower, I think I'd like to be able to control water. Is that weird? It's probably weird,haha, but for some reason it's something I've always wished I could do.

    xoxo
    Freya
    tgifreya.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi, Freya! Kelly did a fantastic job with the review. I am a huge Harry Potter fan and loved comic books and paranormals growing up. That's a really cool superpower. Reminds me of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy where the vampires each had powers related to an element. :)

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    2. I will definitely be reading more fantasy after reading this. It's so much fun to escape and be on an adventure. That's not weird at all, it actually sounds rather cool and would be a very unique power! :) xx

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    3. CONGRATULATIONS FREYA!!! You've won a copy of 'The Girl Who Saved Ghosts!' Please send your details to lucy_and_kelly@yahoo.com :) xx

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    4. Congrats, Freya! I'll be getting that out in the mail next week. Since it's an international shipment, can you email me your phone number so they can contact you if there are any shipping issues? kourtney.heintz(at)yahoo.com

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    5. The book is on its way to Freya! :)

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  4. Great cover! I would prefer being invisible so I can see bad people doing things against innocent ones. It would be great to help a lot of people without asking anything in return.

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    1. Thanks! Oh that is a good one and a really nice reason too.

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    2. Aww that's a really lovely reason for being invisible. Great choice! :)

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  5. I’d want to be able to teleport. Would save so much time, and if ever a family member was in danger or trouble, I could be there in a flash!

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    1. Oh that's a good one, Carrie! :) And such a nice reason behind it! I'd probably just be popping into all the places I've ever wanted to see. ;)

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    2. We like this power and reason. It would be amazing to be able to get to family when they need you and just in general really. :)

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  6. It would be to talk to those who have passed on I have a couple people I'd love to talk to one last time

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    1. Tweeted Blog Post https://twitter.com/LindaMoffitt02/status/922689358460833792
      Added Both to My TBR they sound really good

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    2. That's a great superpower. How nice it would be to talk to loved ones that we haven't spoken to in years. :) Thanks for adding my book to your TBR pile!

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    3. Aww, this one would be amazing and we would definitely love to have it right now! Great idea! :)

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  7. I'd like to teleport, then I wouldn't have to drive or fly anywhere! =)

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    1. That would be sweet! :) You could see the world so quickly that way too.

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    2. Yes!! We have wished this for years. To not have to get on a plane to travel to see family would be awesome!! :)

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  8. Lucy and Kelly, thanks again for running this giveaway and sharing this awesome review of my book!

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    1. You're welcome. It has been so much fun and I loved reading 'The Girl Who Saved Ghosts,' thank you again for sending it to me! xx

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