"I was the daughter of a Spiritualist medium lately from Cheapside. I was used to simple rules: Don't get caught."
"I felt as if I'd dipped a toe in a narrow river only to find myself swept out to sea. Something else was happening here, but I didn't know what it was. Only that the undercurrents were strong, dangerous. A person could drown in this particular sea."Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey is an entertaining YA Victorian Gothic that leans more towards interesting mystery than suspenseful ghost story, although Violet's encounters with the ghost of the drowned girl do get a little tense and scary at times. I liked Violet's spunk, especially when she and her society friend, Elizabeth, decide to do some sleuthing on their own. I also liked Violet's childhood friend, Colin, who's always there when she needs him most. The two of them are great characters. And Haunting Violet is a well-written and engaging ghostly mystery. I liked it a lot.
:) I'm always a sucker for ghosts, psychics, and seances!ReplyDelete
And here they are all in one book! :D Best of all, the main character isn't a stupid, silly little girl. She's got guts.Delete
Oooh, that sounds really good.ReplyDelete
The ghost is great! And so is the mystery.Delete
This has been on my tbr shelf forever. Now that I see you liked it I’ll have to pick it up.ReplyDelete
Oh, the pressure! ;D I hope you end up liking it, too.Delete
I am adding this one to my wish list. A mystery and a ghost sound too good to pass up. I am glad you liked this one, Lark.ReplyDelete
It was a lot of fun. :)Delete
This is the perfect season for ghost stories isn't it. Sounds like a great read!ReplyDelete
I do find myself looking for some good ghost stories every fall! :DDelete
Sounds good to me! Another one onto my wishlist. :)ReplyDelete
That infinite and neverending list? ;DDelete
This sounds like a perfect read for around Halloween!ReplyDelete
If you're looking for a fun ghost story/historical mystery this will fit the bill. :)Delete
Oooh, this sounds really good. I'm definitely going to add it to the old TBR mountain chain!ReplyDelete
Also, I have a question for you, but I don't see your email address anywhere on here. Could you email me at blogginboutbooksATgmail.com? Thanks!
I know how that goes; I always end up adding books to MY TBR mountain from your blog, too. :)Delete
This does sound good!ReplyDelete
This seems perfect for October! I love when stories address the problem of seeing all the ghosts, even the ones you might wish not to see. :)ReplyDelete