Sonia Gensler

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I am a former high school teacher turned full-time writer living in Oklahoma with my husband and my cat.

My books include THE REVENANT (Knopf 2011), a ghostly mystery set at a Cherokee girls' school, THE DARK BETWEEN (Knopf 2013) a Gothic murder mystery set in Cambridge, England, and GHOSTLIGHT (Knopf 2015) a contemporary MG mystery about a haunted house film project.

PLEASE NOTE: I'm not assigning stars to book reviews anymore. I'm really not writing reviews, either. Mostly I'm just tracking my reading, and rest assured that if a book shows up on my Goodreads list, it was a worthwhile read.

I read 54 novels in 2018, five of them re-reads (which I count because my memory is terrible and subsequent readings still manage to surprise and delight). Last year I was determined to raise my overall count and I managed to do that by 6 books! Here are my favorites (excluding re-reads). Blurbs are excerpted […]
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The Revenant

3.61 avg rating — 923 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Dark Between

3.42 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Ghostlight

3.80 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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3.74 avg rating — 2,648 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay
Manderley Forever
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Such an unconventional biography, and yet so compelling. What really kept me glued to the page was the way de Rosnay portrayed Daphne’s passion for history, her obsession with place, and her fascination with dark secrets and twisted psychology. Accor ...more
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Take Courage by Samantha Ellis
"Beware, this review contains swearing and flashing gifs.

I have seen this biography accused of falling flat in an intellectual facet; that it doesn't paint a textured portrait of three very complicated women and their equally complicated relationsh..." Read more of this review »
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Take Courage by Samantha Ellis
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A pure delight! This is NOT a straightforward/scholarly/detached biography of Anne Bronte by any means--more a personal account of Ellis' interactions with the novels and subsequent revelations about Anne's life, talent, and vision.
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A Sky Painted Gold by Laura  Wood
A Sky Painted Gold
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A very appealing coming-of-age story set in 1929 Cornwall and reminiscent of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. Loved the romance!
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The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen
The Darkling Bride
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Gothic castle in Ireland + brooding hero + dark mystery = right up my alley!
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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
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Entertaining and atmospheric but not entirely satisfying.
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Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
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Fascinating insights into the creative process of various writers, musicians, and artists. A great book to keep on your nightstand.
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Christmas with the Savages by Mary Clive
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An only child is sent by her parents to a great house (think Downton Abbey) for Christmas. Wild adventures ensue. Charming and funny.
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“What about that graveyard just down the road? Are all the Hilliards buried there?"

"Just the dead ones.”
Sonia Gensler, Ghostlight

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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Sonia,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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