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Ghosts of Greenglass House

(Greenglass House #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,596 ratings  ·  306 reviews
Welcome back to the irresistible world of Greenglass House where thirteen-year-old Milo is, once again, spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul.
ebook, 464 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Clarion
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I have a friend who didn't like Greenglass House - in fact, she wondered what I saw in it. (I loved it.) After reading this, its sequel, I'm left wondering if this is the reading experience she had: one where too many details never quite gel together, the setting stretches belief, and the genre is slippery and unreliable in a way that makes the story feel ungrounded.

Somehow the magic is gone in this one.
Ivonne Rovira
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ivonne by: mystery lovers, young and old
Once again, Greenglass House has been inundated at Christmas time, just as it was the previous year. Thirteen-year-old Milo Pine has been struggling with being the odd kid at school, a Chinese adoptee in an insensitive, mostly white, world. He was hoping to nurse his wounds over Christmas break, alone with his innkeeper parents at the 200-year-old Greenglass House; instead, visitors — some cherished friends and some odd newcomers — make their way to the inn. And, clearly from the title, it’s no ...more
Apr 16, 2018 added it
Shelves: middle-grade, dnf
can't get in to this book. read the first one long back. all I remember is that I liked it. but now I can't follow the story have totally forgotten what it was about.
Jordan Henrichs
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t know how badly I wanted a sequel to Greenglass House until I started reading Ghosts of Greenglass House. Milford wrote in her Author’s Note that this story just sort of came to her on a car ride home from Thanksgiving. This surely feels like an ending to these characters but I really really hope another story just comes to her on another car ride. I’m not sure I’m ready to be done with them!

It’s very cliche to say, but this is the type of book that I didn’t want to end. Each clue that I
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Milo and his adoptive parents are planning for a quiet Christmas, with a single guest about to leave when Georgie and Clem seek sanctuary. Then, a group of carolers show up from the nearby asylum and some property is stolen, including a mysterious map. Once again, Milo conjures up an alter ago (Tenjin), when joined by his friend Meddy/Sirin to solve the crime, and identify the guilty. There is a lot of Nagspeake folklore. I thought the book was too much like the first book in the series. One of ...more
Brandy Painter
Fans of the first Greenglass House book will be happy to see most of their favorite characters return here. In a many ways the plot rehashes a lot of what was done in the first book. I found myself not quite as into it as I was expecting. There are a lot of extraneous details, and at times the plot feels confused and jumbled. Milford's descriptive prose is in evidence throughout the book and it does have a very grounded sense of place.
Kim Dyer
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't love this one as much as the first but still a very sweet middle grade story and I absolutely love the setting of Greenglass House!
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone Who Read and Enjoyed 'Greenglass House'
Milo Pine, his family, and a number of his friends return in this marvelous follow-up to Greenglass House , one which is every bit as atmospheric, every bit as mysterious, and every bit as involving as its predecessor. It is Christimas-time again, and Milo, still smarting from some recent experiences at school with an insensitive teacher, is attempting in vain to get into the holiday spirit. Missing Meddy, who hasn't shown herself since the previous year, Milo is excited when Clem and Georgie r ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rounding up a 4.5. Milo is back, it's the next Christmas break, and there's new people with new mysteries to unravel--plus some old friends. This wasn't quite as atmospheric and amazing as the first, but it was a very worthy follow up. I loved seeing Georgie and Clem again, and Milo's parents remain relatable and awesome. I really appreciated seeing Milo struggle with well meaning adults who ultimately make him feel like "actual Chinese person" doesn't refer to him, and how the adults around him ...more
Mimi 'Pans' Herondale
Amazing, just as good as the first book!
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A year after the events of Greenglass House, Milo was looking forward to a quiet family Christmas, yet wistfully thinking of the new friends he made last Christmas. He had a bad week at school and just wants to be left alone to mope. His anxiety is kicked into high gear when the only guest at the inn decides to extend his visit-indefinitely as it seems to Milo. Then Georgie and Clem show up in trouble and they seem to think Emmett isn't who he says he is. When a mysterious group of carolers arri ...more
Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You
LOTS of skimming and frowning... LOTS.
could be a two-star for the fact Milford is insistent and proud of using sensitivity readers (love that), but i seriously did not enjoy this book in the slightest... i think she tried to incorporate too many things into this tale, and it was just so thematically similar to the first book...worked wondrously there, but even the best ideas get tired when repeated... i hazard a guess the rave reviews are BECAUSE it is so similar to book #1 and people loves them
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I didn't make it through the book. After 100 pages, nothing had happened so I gave up. I literally can sum up the first 100 pages by saying: company came over. I figured if the rest of the book was like that, I would go insane. It's too bad because I loved the first book.
Sep 01, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I won this from GoodReads! Yay! Thank you!!!!
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Originally posted at Log Cabin Library
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreeLine

Opening lines: "Frost was pretty much the worst. It was like a promise with nothing behind it. It was like not enough icing on a cookie, not enough butter on toast."

Milo is once again getting ready to spend his winter vacation at Greenglass House, but his holiday gets off to a rocky start. Not only is he cranky about the lack of snow, he's also distressed over an incident that occurred at school with his History teacher
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Joan by: Margaret Rance
I'll admit that at first I found the book dragging. And I'll state that this was more of a 3.5 than a 4 star title. However, once the kids (one human, one not human) got their act together the next morning, things stopped dragging. And I loved the author comment that she deliberately chose one of the Christmas carols as a tribute to a scene from The Dark is Rising that I've always loved as well! However, I hope that if there is another title that they don't all take place at Christmas because th ...more
Sam Bloom
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I should know better than to read a Kate Milford book when I'm reading a zillion other books. Milford's books demand your full attention, lest you should miss one of the many, many delicious details in character, setting and plot. But despite the fact that it took me forever to read (whilst, again, in the midst of reading a zillion other books), this one was pretty much wonderfulness from start to finish. The only thing I struggled with was keeping all the characters straight... again,
T.J. Burns
My 10-year-old daughter and I loved Ghosts of Greenglass House even more than the first book in this series, Greenglass House, which we absolutely loved! We were glad, along with Milo and his parents, to welcome back Georgie and Clem and especially Meddie. We also enjoyed meeting a whole slew of new and interesting characters and delving deeply into their histories and motivations.

New mysteries engaged and enthralled us and, as with the first book, we enjoyed guessing, second-guessing, and gues
Jennifer Linsky
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
About once a year -- twice, if it's a _very_ good year -- I find a book that makes me run about to everyone I know (and who will stand still for long enough) and press that book into their hands, exclaiming, "This is so good! Read this!"

A couple of years ago, that book was Greenglass House, by Kate Milford. In the ensuing years, I have read, I believe, everything which Kate has published, and even established a friendly acquaintanceship with Kate herself. All of her books are good, but Greenglas
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Greenglass House books are like a Mystery Case Files hidden objects game and your favorite childhood Big Old House With Secrets novel twined into one. Just like in the first book, I left this one feeling like I'd been at the most peculiar house with both the kindest and most suspicious occupants, and despite being stranded in stormy weather, I wasn't at all bored because it was such an adventure. They are cold weather books, if I ever saw one.

Things I really liked:
- the first book was a cla
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Honestly, I could not immerse myself in this story as much as I did the first one. The first half of the book seemed to dawdle a little bit. I did enjoy the last half as the mystery started to ignite a little more. The Pine family runs Greenglass House as an inn for smugglers. The setting itself is creative, unique and almost the most intriguing character in the book. Young Milo Pine and a friend work to solve a mystery featuring a kooky set of suspects that mingle through the inn as Christmas a ...more
Jaina Rose
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blogged
This review and many more like it are available on Read Till Dawn .

When I reviewed Greenglass House about three years ago,  I wrote that it was a cozy and nice read that I enjoyed, even when some of the plot twists were a tad creepy. Now that I'm here reviewing the second one, and have had quite a bit of time to process the first one, I want to start out by saying that the fact that Meddie is a ghost added a whole layer of ambiance and character to the story that really enhanced it as a whole.

Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: I received an advanced readers copy from Net Galley of this book.

I absolutely love all of Kate Milford's books for many reasons - depth of characters, unique settings, intricate plots - and Ghosts of Greenglass House has all of these and more. Readers don't necessarily have to have read the first book, however they will find it much more satisfying when reading #2 if they have the first book since certain plot points and characters make reappearances.
The story follows Milo as he attempts
Stephanie P
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Sequels are tricky. I’ve heard authors often talking about how much harder it was for them to write a sequel than the first book, and I understand why! It’s a hard balance between bringing the aspects that readers loved from the first book and still progressing and bringing something new and exciting to the second book.

I read Greenglass House a couple months back and really enjoyed it, but I have to say this one fell short for me. It felt like the same basic set up and storyline of the first boo
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is a sequel to Greenglass House, which introduces the ghost of Meddy, who befriends Milo, who lives with his parents in the house that is run as an inn. This sequel is very well written, has an intriguing mystery, and interesting characters. Milo and Meddy team up to find out who stole items from their friends Georgie and Clem, who have come to Greenglass House to hide out from someone. The plot bogs down a bit in the middle as Milo spends too much time ruminating over what kind of ch ...more
Apr 26, 2018 marked it as dnf
DNF a little over halfway through. I struggled with the first book, but the ending redeemed it for me — and intrigued me enough to read on. I liked the shorter chapters in this sequel and got some momentum going before I hit a wall around the time the alter egos reappeared. I know there is a valid purpose to this and an important exploration of identity, but all the different names for one person just grated on me and took me completely out of the story. I tried switching to audiobook to finish, ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
What a pleasure to see all these characters again. While the plot is a little hackneyed, the fact that the characters acknowledge it in the story (oh great, another mystery involving our houseguests at Christmas! What are the odds?) makes it acceptable. I also (as a cousin to two adoptees) found Milo's struggles with identity and how the world views him to be honest and moving.

Have I mentioned how much I'd really like to play Odd Trails?
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this sequel! I think the author is doing great things with diversity, adoption narratives, childhood emotion, family dynamics, moral gray areas, and the enduring power of friendship. That is a LOT of stuff but I really loved all of it. I didn’t think it could compare to Greenglass House, but it definitely held up.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. All the characters (since it’s been so long) are fresh and zany and despite some of them being “bad”, they’re so good.

It’s a very surreal slide into a interwoven story with other stories.
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Kate is the author of THE BONESHAKER, THE BROKEN LANDS, GREENGLASS HOUSE, and the forthcoming THE LEFT-HANDED FATE (Fall 2015). She is also the author of the self-published Arcana Project series. The first two volumes, THE KAIROS MECHANISM and BLUECROWNE, can be purchased for e-readers at all the usual outlets and in paperback from or The third volu ...more

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