There is his thick culture in my home country that places deep respect and almost blind obedience upon members of family- especially one 's parents.I lived next door to a irl and her olde brother.
Her olde rother, on the other hand, spent his days running about God knows where from morning 'til night, never made to do a single task.They pressured her to do well in every.
More specifically, of the irls who bends down to the whim of a blatantly cruel and manipulative woman simply because she appens to be her mother.Her mother, Celeste, is a supposed widow, who earns her living and tries to claw her way into society through her ( fraudulent) occupation as a Spiritualist.
She " speaks to the departed loved ones " of her clients in exchange for money or gifts, and more importantly, reputation.On the other hand good, honest Violet hates the way they trick these mourning people out of their coin.
hat is, until she finds herself haunted by he ghost of Rowena, whose spirit wo n't rest until her murderer is uncovered.VioletViolet is an okay character for me, albeit a little too contrary at times.
She 's alway the swooning type ( as she would tell you th good any times herself!) et on the other hand she 'd be giggling at bare masculine chests and jumping at the thought of a proposal.She was n't the hopeless type of female leads you mostly find in YA nowadays, but she did still need a male love interest to carry her when her legs are too weak, or to save her from her siste 's beatings, or no to tell her she needs to be careful.But hey.
( view spoiler) [ He paid her a visit to announce that it was simply improper for them to marry, and of course she took it quite well since she did n't love him to egin with.
Again, I could have respected Violet more if she stood up to her mother from the eginning.
Plotting to run away is not enough considering when all 's said and done, it was her fathe who got rid of her.ColinWhat 's a YA boo without a love interest, right? What an I ay about Colin?
It looke like he was there simply to provide a male lead for Violet.That 's not to say I ated him, actuall.
Again, since a lot of their relationship happened before the novel took place, we now very little of why he should kno that way.Although Violet being extremely pretty probably plays a part.I wo n't remembe much more about Colin.
I admit I was guessing a few of the wrong villains, but to me the true identity of man Violet suspected was very obvious, ( view spoiler) [ also that he as ot he perpetrato, ( hide spoiler) ] making it a somewhat predictable read.But of course I do have my quarrels.1) Why oh why did Rowena take so long in revealing who her murderer was?