Do you remember the wonderful character of Kate from City of Ghosts? Well, I have good news! She is back and leading the way in the new offering from J.H. Moncrieff, The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts.
Kate finds herself on Poveglia, the world’s most haunted isle, to save stranger Lily whose soul has been captured by a deranged doctor who took great joy in torturing his patients in the past. But of course, the paranormal world is not all it seems to be and soon Kate is uncovering some shocking truths about the evil that lurks on Poveglia.
I love that Kate takes the lead in this book. No doubt she is a strong female but she is also a quirky one. While very few of us may have the gifts of a medium, we all have quirks of our own and Kate really exemplifies how important it is to embrace those quirks and use them to our advantage, or the advantage of others.
I feel the reader learns a lot more about the paranormal world in this book. Besides gaining a deep understanding of Kate’s gift, we are provided with explanations of certain phenomena and terms. Anyone who has an interest in spirits will only be inspired to learn more about this alternative world, while those who don’t believe will still find themselves with a pretty amazing story to enjoy.
And that is exactly what I liked about this book, it was a story. Unfortunately, many books I have recently read just have a whole bunch of ideas thrown down on paper, which has the end result of confusion rather than a literary escape for the reader. Moncrieff has an excellent flow to her writing. She releases information when it is needed most by the reader and she keeps it necessary and to the point. And she isn’t afraid of a good ol’ plot twist (the one in the middle of this book just blew my mind).
Finally, Moncrieff includes a comedic twist to The Girl Who Talks To Ghosts, ensuring that the story is not as dark as it could be (decide for yourself if this is a good or bad thing). And there was no better way to do this than by bringing back Jackson from City of Ghosts. I am a big Jackson fan. His character is so well-written, allowing a more down-to-earth (no pun intended) element to the story which opens the book up to a much wider fan base. Good thinking, Moncrieff!
If you haven’t gathered by now, I am totally pushing you to add The Girl Who Talks To Ghosts to your reading list. Today! It can be read as a standalone, but to have a true Moncrieff experience, get your hands on City of Ghosts first!
Have fun reading and maybe keep the light on 🙂
A copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.