Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
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?
Haunting Violet is a great read. Set in Victorian England, this read will sweep you into Violet’s world with page one and take you on the rollercoaster of twists and turns her story has to offer.
The plot was a bit predictable, but still tons of fun to read. I loved the murder and the mystery, in addition to how the ghosts were portrayed. The setting added so much, I absolutely adore Victorian England, so I was super excited when I heard Haunting Violet was set there.
I liked the characters a lot. Violet was a lot of fun. Elizabeth just made me laugh every time she was on the page, I loved the rebellious, adventurous quality in her. I also really liked Colin, I thought he was absolutely just a sweetheart.
I would definitely pick up this one should you have the opportunity. It was a a totally awesome mystery that was fun to piece together the pieces.
Cover Rating: B