Friday, July 10, 2015

ARC Review: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables #1) by K.C. Tansley

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables, #1)
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables #1) by K.C. Tansley
Publication Date: August 1st, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 256
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley/Author
Read: July 3rd to 8th, 2015


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.

~My Thoughts~

The moment I got accepted to read this I dived right in! I was hooked immediately by Ms. Tansley's world and I loved her term for ghosts, the Unbelievables! Her details make you feel like you've fallen into the world, definitely brought a chill to my spine!

Kat has been blocking out ghost for most of her life, ever since one tried to possess her when she was a kid. By the way, that ghost reminded me of the ghost from the first two Insidious *shudder*. This ghost and her, we find out they're connected. The mystery was spun with many twist and turns, I was quite shocked. From the beginning I was wondering how this ghost found her when their not close in distance wise, so the depth in this story really pulled me in! And the emotion of Kat trying to find a way out of this project really pulled at my heart strings. Like I said she's been blocking out the ghost after she got some advice from a ghost most of her life, so to watch all the hard work crumbling down around her was heart breaking. However, we find out that this is her destiny.

The mystery was intriguing, it kept me on my toes. And when they got sucked into the past, that was seriously an interesting experience. This element in the book definitely makes it stand out! It's unique and refreshing with taking us there to when the murders happened! I don't want to say too much but I am going to say I was quite surprised that there was witchcraft (I just reread the summary and I shouldn't have been surprised haha). I don't think any of them are witches but there's lots of spells and curses going on so it was another element that had me hooked. Actually, I can't remember if we find out what Kat is so I'm hoping we'll be learning a lot more about her in the next one. Even Kat doesn't know what she is, all she knows is that she's a believer.

Overall this was a fun ghost mystery! I really enjoyed that it was all about the mystery and not surrounded by romance. There's a small hint of it, especially at the end so I'm excited to see how it'll go in the next one but I'm glad this one was all about Kat finding herself, even though she didn't know she needed to be found.  

*Was given a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!


  1. Thanks for finding the time to review my book on your blog! I'm glad that you enjoyed the read. The book officially released on August 1, and I would be really grateful if you could find the time to post your amazing review on Amazon too!

    Many thanks,
    K.C. Tansley

    1. I just did! I can't wait till the sequel comes out!!