Monday, June 20, 2011

Review: Haunting Violet

Haunting Violet
Haunting Violet
Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: June 1, 2011

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 wasn't quite what I was expecting. I don't know what I was expecting, but not this.

I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would. It's not that I didn't like it, but, for me, there were times that it was really hard to get through. It was slow at times. Overall, though, it was an enjoyable read.

I liked Violet. I felt bad for her with her mother and all. I thought she was a strong character. I also liked watching her relationship with Colin progress. It started off with them just friends who've known each other for ever then turned into something more.

Huanting Violet had an element of mystery to it. This is one thing I enjoyed about the book. Some things I had guessed, some I was surprised by.

Overall, though it was rough going at times, I enjoyed Haunting Violet.



  1. Hm... i've heard some mixed things about Haunting Violet, so I'm not sure if I want to read it, but thanks for the review! I'm still undecided on it.

  2. I just finished this book and I really liked it. I agree with it being slow sometimes. Great review!

  3. I'm about ready to start this one. Hopefully I'll like it more than you did. A strong main character is always good, right?