I recently discovered The Unbelievables series by K.C. Tansley on Netgalley. It sounded like a change from other things I have been reading recently. Ghosts and Time Travel? I’m interested! So I requested both of the books and got approved! This is my review of the first book, I will be posting my review of the second book on Friday!
Title: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts
Series: The Unbelievables
Author: K.C. Tansley
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: August 1st, 2015
My Rating: 4.5/5
Kat has always been able to talk to ghosts. When she was little she even tried to help them solve their problems and move on, until one ghost tried to possess her and the only way she knew to protect herself is to force herself to stop believing in ghosts. That works until her high school research project forces her to believe in the unbelievable to solve a centuries old murder and a curse that affects every first born son. Kat knows she has to stop blocking out the ghosts if she wants to solve this murder, what she doesn’t anticipate is being sucked into the past and forced to live through the events leading up to the murder through the eyes of a witness but there is more to this story than Kat knew. She isn’t just solving an old murder, she is affecting her past, present and future.
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.
Like it? Love it? Hate it?
I Loved it! I read the two books a couple of days apart but It only took me a day to read each book. Once I started the book, I was hooked until the end. First off, I like the characters which already starts this book off right. I want to be friends with them. The time travel aspect was very interesting and seems to be a theme. Seeing the events through the eyes of people who had been there. I was very surprised by parts of the book and how certain things came together. It was very good, I needed to know what happened so much i finished the book in one day.
I wish the school they went to was explained a little more. That’s the only critique I can think of haha. It was very good.
Conclusion: Ghosts! Time Travel! Witch Craft! A centuries old mystery and a curse! A smart protagonist?! A good best friend?! No immediate love interest?! No sucky YA cliches?!
All of this AND MORE in the debut of The Unbelievables series!
Should you read it?
GO READ IT. Bonus: It’s appropriate for everyone!
This series is so underrated, honestly. It’s a really good YA ghost mystery.
Do you believe in Ghosts? What is your favorite ghost book? Let me know in the comments down below!
Thanks for reading!