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.
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Kat is going on a magical journey back in time
The Girl Who Loved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley is a young adult novel (that adults will enjoy too) that is part of The Unbelievables series, and they do need to read in order. Each book builds upon what happened in the previous one. Kat is the Langley heir whose special gift ties to the past unlike her other relatives. This allows her to travel back in time to retrieve each of the lost amulets. Kat and Evan only have the Mallory amulet left to recover and they will have to go back further than they have before in order to locate it. I love the magical elements and the unique creatures. There are ghosts, goblins, a dark warlock, and other magical creatures. It is interesting how Kat can tell the difference between different people’s magic by the way it feels on her skin and the way it tastes. I enjoyed the descriptions of Evan’s ancestral estate, Ravenhurst. I did feel that the pacing was too slow in the first half of The Girl Who Loved Ghosts plus there is repetition of key details that was unneeded. A little after the halfway mark, the story starts to become very interesting and pacing increases as well as the tension. There are some surprising revelations near the end that shock our cast of characters and me. I love it when there is a good twist in a story. At the end we are left with unanswered questions and we must wait for the fourth installment for those answers (let us hope the author writes fast). The Girl Who Loved Ghosts is a spellbinding tale with a family curse, a vanished amulet, time travel, an evil entity, a missing heir, and valiant witches.