The Girl Who Saved Ghosts

The Girl Who Saved Ghosts

by K.C. Tansley

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley

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.

The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is The Haunting of Sunshine Girl meets Outlander. It’s a fast-paced YA time-travel murder mystery novel that combines paranormal and gothic elements to create a story full of ancestral legacies, powerful spells, unexpected connections, and inherited destinies.

2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in YA Mystery/Horror

Related subjects include horror and ghosts, family saga, Connecticut, New England, paranormal mystery, series, young adult, romance, and historical fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943024049
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Unbelievables , #2
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,154,499
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SherryF 12 months ago
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K C Tansley is Book II of The Unbelievables, so this will be a short but ‘you will want to read this book’ review. She had put a target on her back from the Dark One, after solving the Radcliffe mystery. Back at school, and the ghosts are relentless, wanting her help. Kat is headstrong, protective, sometimes reckless. She puts her life on the line. She is the peacemaker between the four families, the Radcliffes the Kingsleys, the Mallorys and her own family, the Langleys. She had only known her mother, so when she was given the chance to meet the rest of the family, she jumped on it and it’s off to Dumbarton. The ring had chosen her. She could not ignore it, or turn her back on her legacy. “Forget fate Kat. We make our own destiny.” It is wonderful to have a best friend like Morgan, steadfast and open to the unknown. The danger is mounting and time is short.She must travel to the past again and change what has already been written. I love the combination of genres, the mix of the four young ones who will change their history. To me, the stories hint of Charmed, Supernatural, The Ghost Whisperer…Now, there is only one amulet left to find, so I guess that means another adventure. I’m all in. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K C Tansley
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Kat would love to know more about her ancestors. She's never met her father and wants to get to know him more than anything. The situation is complicated though, her father isn't easy to find. Kat managed to get in touch with some of her family members, but not with her father himself. She's looking forward to a quiet semester at school, but fate has other plans. Kat gets the chance to interact with relatives from her father's side of the family. Together with her research partner and friend Evan she travels to her ancestral home to meet her great aunts. Kat still talks to ghosts and when a little girl asks for her help she wants nothing more than to give it. However, the present is a much more pressing matter. To have a chance in the future Kat and Evan have to go back into the past to retrieve something. Kat isn't supposed to save the little girl, even though she's in her time, but can she leave without trying to help? What will Kat decide, will she give it a try or should she leave things alone? She's made a dangerous enemy the previous time she time traveled and a great evil, the Dark One, is now chasing her, can she take any kind of risk? The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is another terrific story about Kat and her ability to see ghosts and travel into the past. Kat is becoming stronger, she has more powers, she's learning and she's also making her own decisions. She might make mistakes, but when she feels something is right she fights for it, which is an admirable quality. Her bond with Evan deepens because of what they share together and I loved reading about their multilayered connection. They're a fantastic match, as they're both smart, brave and courageous. I couldn't wait to see where they would end up this time and how they'd find a way out of every tricky situation they land themselves in. K.C. Tansley writes about family bonds, century old pacts, deep connections and fulfilling one's destiny in an amazing interesting way. I was mesmerized by Kat's ancestors and their home from the start. I love stories about curses, spells, schemes and the battle between good and evil and everything in between and The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is definitely a great one. I really enjoyed reading this dynamic, captivating and enchanting story.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Kat Preston is hoping for a quiet school year after her adventures during the summer. But she quickly has the ghost of a little girl and others needing her help and telling her that the Dark One is after her. Kat if off with Evan back to her ancestral home. There she learns about the four families and about her own father. Evan and Kat are going to have to go back in time and correct a murder. Even also has to get an artifact that will be needed to keep Kat safe. I have not read book one, The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts. I was not really lost as I read this book but I do think that reading the first would have made the second more enjoyable. I liked Kat, you can tell that she just wants some peace and quiet but that is not going to happen. I really enjoy how well she works with Evan and I just loved how their families were related. This is a great story that was full of action and adventure. I just loved it and can’t wait to see what I missed with book one. I received The Girl Who Saved Ghosts from Sage’s Reading Room for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley is the second book in The Unbelievables series. Kat Preston Langley is returning for her senior year at McTernan Academy with her best friend, Morgan Sanchez. The ghosts that wants their reckoning have followed her back to school. One young ghost named Ellie is covered in blood and asks Kat for her help. Kat is not sure how she can save Ellie and something more pressing captures her attention. Kat discovers that a sinister force called the Dark One is out to kill her. She needs training and the only people who can provide it are her two greats aunts (Jacqueline and Vivian) at Dumbarton. Kat along with Evan Kingsley travel to Dumbarton and meet with trouble as soon as they step off the train. The Dark One is testing their strength. To help Kat in the present, Evan and Kat need to travel back to 1831 Vienna to retrieve the Kingsley dagger. It is supposed to be a quick mission, but then Kat has a chance to help Ellie. Will Kat and Evan make it back to the present safely (let’s settle for alive) or will they meet their end in old Vienna? The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is the second book in The Unbelievables series and I suggest reading the series in order (otherwise, you will be a little lost). There are numerous characters and it can be hard to keep them straight. Those of you who have read The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts there are references to it that will help remind you of what occurred (it has been a year). I thought the pace was a little slower in this installment and the same details are repeated throughout the story (after a while I could recite them by heart). I understand Kat wanting to know her father, Max, but it got to be a repeated refrain. The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is a good story. Readers are given more details on the Langley heir and her relationship to the other three families. I wish there had been more action. The book leads up to Kat and Evan going back in time (once again) and it was such a short section (rich with historical detail though). I wanted more of the time traveling and supernatural aspect. I am giving The Girl Who Saved Ghosts 4 out of 5 stars! The romance element is light (hooray) and the story is aimed at a young adult audience (adults will enjoy it as well). I am glad that the author excluded intimate relations and foul language from the story. The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is nicely written, has good characters, and has an intriguing mystery (you never know what will happen next). I appreciated the growth in Kat that took place during the course of the story. I am happy to see these changes in her. I want to know who is the Dark One and how will they stop him. I will be reading the next book in The Unbelievables series to find out what happens next.