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Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
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Sep 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, review-copy, owned-and-read, paranormal

This is the first book I've ever read by Alyxandra Harvey and if all her books are like this one it definately won't be the last.
The story takes place in the late 1800's and Violet helps her mother scam people into believing she's a pyschic, her and Colin a boy who was orphaned when he was younger and taken in by Violet's mother Celeste to work for her, set up the room's that seances are going to be held in so people hear knocking, smell perfume and feel cold air.
They are invited to a Lord Jasper's estate to perform some seance's in front of some of the elite of society and it's there that Violet sees her first ghost a girl Rowena who everybody believes accidentaly drowned but was in fact murdered and once she realises that Violet sees her she doesn't leave her alone.
Adding to that is a relationship that is being pushed on her by her mother with Xavier who Violet finds very handsome but dull and Colin makes his feelings known to Violet and she realises she feels the same.
Throughout the book we have Violet with the help of her best friend Elizabeth trying to solve the murder of Rowena while also coming to terms with having to deal with all the spirits that want to get her attention.
Anyone who loves gothic, historical stories with a paranormal slant and a bit of romance thrown in do yourself a favour and check this book out.
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Reading Progress

September 24, 2010 – Shelved
December 19, 2011 – Started Reading
December 19, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
December 19, 2011 – Shelved as: review-copy
December 20, 2011 –
page 58
16.86%
December 20, 2011 –
page 110
31.98%
December 20, 2011 –
page 144
41.86%
December 21, 2011 – Shelved as: owned-and-read
December 21, 2011 – Shelved as: paranormal
December 21, 2011 – Finished Reading

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