The Wrong Girl
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I downloaded a version of this book for free from my iBooks on my iPhone. I think there are other places to get it for free as well.(less)
Things start out ...more
The characters really came to life for me, and there was plenty of mystery and drama, and even a spark of romance.
Hannah was loyal and strong, Jack was headstrong and Sylvia? Well, I still think she's hiding something. Bollard was creepy and more than a little scary.
The twists in this book are excellent and I wasn't even expecting most of them. It's great to be surprised by a book, by t ...more
Orphan Hannah Smith is kidnapped from her attic prison and bundled off to a strange house by a handsome young man and his friendly cousin. It’s a case of mistaken identity – or is it? Hannah wants to protect her best friend, a shy firestarter, so she pretends to be Lady Violet in this Victorian Gothic masterpiece with paranormal elements.
To say I'd been kept prisoner my entire life in an attic wasn't quite true.
With and opening line like that ...more
The catchy opening. "To say I'd been kept prisoner my entire life in an attic wasn't quite true. It was only fifteen years out of eighteen." This opening line grabs you immediately. As the story unfolds, bits and pieces of Hannah's life begin to reveal themselves, dragging the reader deeper and deeper into the addictive plot.
The betrayal. The betrayal Hannah discovers is shocking, and Hannah's reaction to it is absolutely perfect. She's confused, hurt, angry--this is the ...more
The beginning was good. The opening. The first chapter. It got my attention and even when I was pulling myself through the book, I still thought: "It's going to get better". It didn't.
The plot was unremarkable, the pace slow and the heroes... well, average. There are some questions raised, but reader never gets answer (maybe in the next book?..), there is this almost-predestined love story with heroes that have zero affection to each other, there is this dark mysterious past of the main hero ...more
The Wrong Girl is an interesting read. This is the first in the Freak House Series and there is definitely some promise. I found myself turning the pages hoping to get some answers but unfortunately nothing was really resolved. I think that the length may have hurt. At only 139 pages, it is definitely a quick read but I didn't get a lot of the information I was hoping to have by the end.
Hannah Smith is the companion to Violet Jamieson and due to their afflictions; they have both spent a ...more
Eighteen year old Hannah Smith has known nothing besides her life in the attic of an Earl, as the companion to his daughter. Hannah has always longed for the freedom of the world that is just out of her reach. She never thought that freedom would come at a price. Her kidnapping.
You're so excited to read this book, now, aren't you? I can just tell. And if you do decide to read it, you are in for a
First off, the cover. I am IN LOV ...more
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* I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
I usually don't like books that take place anywhere before the 21st century. For some reason, I actually liked the premise of this book. I started off thinking this book was going to be a long read and a very dull one at that since it takes place somewhere in the 17th maybe 18th century. I was very surprised when I couldn't put it down. The character's felt so real and the story, t...more
The premise would be sound if we hadn't already gathered that the Wrong Girl was really the Right Girl almost as soon as she is kidnapped - it just take Harriet a while to catch on. There is some attempt at building tension, especially later in the tale when they go to visit the One-Armed ...more
She spends every other conversation with her apparent insta-love interest Jack reminding him what he clearly remembers doing (and probably regrets it as well) and that is ki ...more
Ok, so not quite. The heroine of this book, Hannah, has nacrolepsy while her friend (who's Lady Violet and thus her boss) has the ability of setting things on fire. Or so she says (She only sets things on fire when Hannah's asleep).
So one day, Hannah gets mistaken for Lady Violet, kid ...more
The interaction with the villain was very awkward and didn't transition with the story well at all. I think there needed to be a better job setting that scene up and developing the over all feel of the ...more
This is a Gothic Mystery Romance trilogy. There are 3 books for Hannah and Jack's story. You can currently purchase all 3 in a boxed set for Kindle for 6.99. A really good bargain.
Now, Hannah and Jack are both extraordinary young people. Hannah has Narcolepsy and Jack can set fir ...more
The first half was strong, determined and convincing. The second half was a little rushed.
The main character has been kidnapped for the unusual powers she apparently controls. Unfortunately she isn't as talented as her captors presumed her to be.
To make matters worse she feels a strange attraction towards her handsome ...more
Captivity and cousins. hypnotism and high society. Footmen and shopping forrays. Reputations and romantic leanings. I wavered between three and four stars for this one. I liked the story, even though it's not particularly complex. Many of ...more
Okay, on to the book revie ...more
Violet is Lord Wade’s daughter. Hannah Smith, orphaned, but lucky enough to be fostered by Lord Wade, is Violet’s constant companion. Also, she has narcolepsy.
Jack, his cousin Sylvia, and their uncle August Langley are the dysfunctional family ...more
I love this cover, but Hannah has red hair.
Hannah has spent her whole life in the attic of an Earl's house. Orphaned, she is the companion to the Earl's daughter Violet. Both are kept in the attic because of Violet's ability to start fires. These also happen when Hannah as a narcoleptic episode. When Hannah has these episodes, she has no memory of them. Hannah is kidnapped and taken to Frakingham House (AKA Freak House). Her kidnappers believe they have Violet.
Overall I liked this. Hannah, ...more
I had absolutely no expectations of this book so I was pleasantly surprised. During the first third, I kept thinking, "Ugh, this is soooo predictable, I can already tell how it's going to end." Well I was right on a lot of stuff but totally wrong on others! It had some pleasant surprises.
It was definitely an easy/fluffy YA read with not a whole lot of depth but still entertaining.
My only complaint was the sense o ...more
It’s not a bad book but to be honest I’d rather read a book about Samuel Gladstones misspent youth hypnotising the unsuspecting than continue with this series
She Hannah smith is kidnapped to the freak house she thinks she is protecting her friend violet. She is thrown into one mystery after another.
I really liked Hannah and her attitude about the whole situation. Jack was such a fun and exciting character. I can't wait to see how the story turns out.
C.J. Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of historical fantasy novels including THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY, the FREAK HOUSE series, the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series and the GLASS AND STEELE books. She has also written AFTER THE RIFT, an epic fantasy series, and historical romances.
C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can rememb ...more