Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Haunting Violet" by Alyxandra Harvey

Haunting Violet5 out of 5 stars

Read November 26 to 29, 2013

Pages: 368
Published: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Walker Childrens

I'm so happy that I finally read this book!! It sounded like such a cool idea and I loved everything about it! Violet helps her mother perform fake seances. Violet feels terrible about doing this and stealing people's money. She works with a boy named Colin to make these fake seances happen. He doesn't like doing them, but he is an orphan who needs money.

After performing so many fake seances, Violet doesn't believe in ghosts or mediums, but after having encounters with the ghost of a girl her age, she starts to believe. She must find the girls killer so the girl can finally be at peace. With help from Colin and a friend, Elizabeth, she has encounters with many more ghosts and almost dies multiple times. She finds out that the girl's killer is near her and will do anything to kill Violet, too.

I thought that she was great, but I also felt so bad for her. Her mom was making her pretend to be someone she's not and is being forced to have a relationship with a guy who doesn't know the truth. Then when he finds out that her mother is a fake medium and was born out of wedlock, he drops her because her mother tells her to. He cares about her, but he cares more about how other people think of him. But this girl was strong and got over it!!

He didn't deserve her anyway!

I love me a sexy Irish boy. I really do. I knew that him and Violet would get together. They pretty much grew up together and he cared about her so much and they were just so cute!! He thought that she deserved better than him, but she knew he was perfect!

She was Violet's rude mother that I could not stand! She just lied all the time and would tell Violet what to do, but she didn't follow her own rules. She ends up becoming a mistress to some young lord, and she was so proud of herself. She got the life that she always wanted.

She was the ghost that Violet had to help. She almost gets Violet killed because Violet has to help her. But she eventually gets put to rest and becomes happy.

She was Violet's best friend that didn't care that Violet was in a lower class than her. She also believed Violet when she said she could see ghosts. She was a great friend! I also loved that she didn't care about being a proper young woman and likes to eat!

Overall, I thought that this was a great book! I always get a little worried about stand alones because they might not develop the plot and characters as much as a series. I hope to read more books by this author!

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