Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Kat Preston doesn't believe in ghosts. She has to because it’s the only way she could protect herself. A ghost with dark hair and silver eyes had tried to steal her life when she was nine years old. Since then, ghosts are something that Kat Preston actively avoided for years. Disbelief keeps her safe, that is until her junior year at McTernan Academy. As a research project for the eccentric Professor Astor, Kat must investigate a notorious double murder that had happened at Castle Creighton in 1886, located at a tiny, private island off the coast of Connecticut. Protagonist Kat is restless about her research project. Castle Creighton is a place where ghosts thrive and going there could be her undoing. However, she discovers that two ghosts from her past are connected to the murder mystery, therefore her fear of the ‘unbelievables’ must be put aside. There’s a vital truth that is waiting to be unearthed.
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, Book 1 from The Unbelievables series by K.C. Tansley, is a YA paranormal that is already compelling with its beautiful cover alone, and credit goes to the cover artist, Creative Paramita. I consider paranormal as well explored by writers, but The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is truly a welcome fresh addition to the genre. As a fan, the premise is a proverbial one for me, but K.C. Tansley has crafted a substantially interesting plot interwoven with ancestral curses, powerful spells, time travel, crime solving and memorable characters (the living and the dead). What we have is a sublime, engaging YA paranormal story that demonstrates the evocative talent of its writer. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more in this series.