This is book three. Synopsis and review will have spoilers from the first two books.
The Girl Who Loved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley
She’d do anything to save her friends and family. But will that mean sacrificing the ghosts she’s grown to love?
Kat is trying to settle back into her senior year at McTernan Academy, but destiny keeps getting in the way of schoolwork and friendships. Continuing her magical training means abandoning her best friend, until an attack by a mysterious entity on campus proves that the only place they’ll both be safe is Dumbarton, the ancestral home of the Langley family.
Evan struggles with his coursework, a flirty new housemate, and his daunting responsibilities as the Kingsley heir and new owner of Ravenhurst manor. He tries to hold onto his normal college life, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before he and Kat have to travel into the past again… And Kat is in mortal danger every minute they wait to retrieve the last amulet they need to defeat the Dark One.
As her normal life slips further away, Kat must face the terrible cost that comes with time travel. Completing her quest in the present requires changing the past. She knows that the results of her actions can be disastrous—because the ghosts of her ancestors tell her of their tragic fates. A trip to eighteenth-century Connecticut might change everything. Kat tries to protect everyone she loves, but risks destroying every relationship that matters to her.
This is such a cool series that doesn’t get enough attention. While book one is my favorite so far, this one was very close.
Kat and Evan spend most of their weekends training. This has caused a huge issue between Morgan and Kat. Morgan wants to know what is going on, but Kat doesn’t want to risk her life by telling her. Evan and Seth are going through something similar, but not as intense since Seth is more laid back. Seth’s cousin is now staying with them which makes Kat realize her feelings for Evan after being jealous. There is a ghost that can’t speak right. And now Toria won’t come back to Kat. So things are going bad and Kat is a wreck.
Kat and Evan still need to find the final amulet so that the families can be strengthened. This involves some heavier magic and going back even further in time. We get to find out more history from some of the families and characters. This was definitely my favorite part of the book. We also get to see some different types of unbelieveables. Kat has to push her magic farther than ever before and it’s taking a toll on her. But she’s determined to help everyone, even if it costs her. She also has to keep The Dark One away from everyone she loves.
I really love how the ending went and cannot wait to read the story line from it. I don’t want to give away anything from this book, but I really enjoyed it and read it very quickly.
I gave this book 4 1/2 stars rounded up to 5. Thank you to the author and publisher for my review copy.
Warnings for blood magic, dark magic, all kinds of ghosts, death, and a kiss between a 17 year old (a few days before her 18th birthday) and a 21 or 22 year old.
Have you read this series? Do you like historical paranormal books?