Haunting Violet

Violet Willoughby does n't elieve in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her stepfathe '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 gnore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to ommunicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.

Afraid of ruining her chance to scape her fathe 's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The nly person who could assist her is Colin, a lover she 's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He says the true Violet, but helping her on th path means they might actuall be together. Can Violet find a ay to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?
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Haunting Violet
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Published June 21st 2011 by Walker Childrens (first published May 24th 2011

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he problem for Violet is that even though she does n't care to believe in ghosts, the hosts are coming to her and one in particular reveals itself as a murdered young woman bent on popping up at the most inopportune time.

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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?

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Too, low stakes make for a boring novel.

Most of the stakes presented were in the following format: so-and-so must do ______ OR ELSE ______ happens.

Ofte, let me sa you about the " stakes " in his novella.

Apparently, a murderer walks free, but his does n't really affect Violet.

I found little calling to finish anothe book except for the reaso that I rarely leave books half-read.Violet 's mother is a fake medium in the ate 1800 's, and she uses Violet and a boy she found on the streets, Colin, to elp her scam people.

At this house party, Violet begins to see spirits of her own.

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I have n't read th author 's Drake Chronicles series yet, but I 'm ow interested in checking it out after reading Haunting Violet.Normally I do n't like to write summaries for book reviews, but since the actual summary does n't really clue you in to what 's going on, I 'm coming to star it down for you.1.

There hav n't ver many extra details to get bogged down with, so perhap if you do n't like historicals, just focus on a book eing a ghost story first and foremost and you will g into this one, no problem.2.

daughter actually has a real ability to see ghosts, throwing a bit of actual supernatural into the sham seances.

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I 'm so oping to see more of Violet and Colin ( and Mr. Rochester) in future books!!

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