Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

Title: Haunting Violet
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Published: June 21st 2011 by Walker Childrens

Book Description:

1872, London, England
Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother’s elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose. Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother’s scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she’s known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

My Thoughts:

She didn’t believe in ghosts
            But all that changed when she finally saw a real one

       Haunting Violet is a murder mystery/ ghost story set in the Victorian era and all I could say is WOW! I really loved this book to bits that I couldn’t stop reading until the last page.
          We follow Violet in her struggles with her fake spiritualist mother and her new found ability to see ghosts. And I mean the “real” ones. Her life changed when a ghost of a girl appeared to her, and it turned out that she’s Rowena, the twin sister of Tabitha who died a year ago. Everyone thought she had drowned, but Violet knows it’s a foul play, and it’s up to her to uncover the truth.
          Harvey did an exceptional job portraying the Victorian era. It felt as if I’m also there myself having the afternoon tea with the ladies or dancing with a gentleman during a ball. I liked Violet because she’s strong, determined, and always want to do the right thing. Elizabeth is one of my favorite characters because she’s just too funny and she also gives life to the story. The romantic relationship of Violet and Colin is really sweet, and I can really feel their chemistry.
          I enjoyed reading the book and I kept on thinking about who could possibly be the murderer. And as the real culprit was revealed, I can’t help but say to myself, “I didn’t expect that!”
          I definitely recommend this to everyone who loves ghost stories, mysteries and romance.

I give this book five whales.

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