by Alyxandra Harvery
Book: Haunting Violet
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pub Date: 2011
Genre: Young Adult
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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 Review: Violet is playing along in her mothers world. Her mum claims to be a medium, but she isn't. As for Violet, she just goes along on these trips, but doesn't believe in any of this. At first things are as normal as they can be for her. But what can she do when the one thing she doesn't believe in, believes in her? Well she'll need Colin's help. Colin is a great guy and you can tell they are close. After all, they did grow up together and know each other well. But can Violet take care of this ghost and keep things intact. Or will she risk everything?
When I started the book it was slow, and after a few chapters I was worried that I wouldnt finish it. Mainly because I usually love Alyxndra's writing. So I gave it a few more chapters and about a lil past halfway, things picked up and I was very happy with the book. The details were there and the story moved nicely, and it turned out to be a lot better than I thought it would.