Thursday, May 28, 2020

Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Grace's Ghosts by Stephanie Wilson Peterson @NellieNovaBoo @SDSXXTours

Grace's Ghosts 
by Stephenie Wilson Peterson 
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

Twelve-year-old Grace and her feline best friend, Midnight, have a secret: Midnight is a ghost. But then again, so are the rest of Graces' friends. 

Since she's the only person in hundreds of years with the ability to see them, the many ghosts of Tansy have flocked to Grace since birth. She doesn't mind. She prefers the company of the dead to that of the cliquey kids at school. 

Grace is happy with her strange life, until one day, the ghosts tell her about the secret her town has hidden for centuries. There's a reason there are more ghosts than living people in Tansy. Three-hundred years ago, a lonely witch cast a spell that mistakenly trapped the soul of every person to ever set foot in the tiny town. So when the spirits beg her to find a way to break the curse, Grace is eager to help.
As she searches for answers, Grace makes discoveries about the secret her family hid for generations and a world of magic hidden in her own backyard. 

Grace soon realizes that if she succeeds in breaking the curse, she'll lose Midnight and all of her ghost friends, but if she fails, everyone living in Tansy will face the same fate. Can Grace break the curse before it's too late? 

I'd never been afraid of ghosts. Actually, it was quite the opposite. I was more comfortable with the dead than with the living. The many ghosts of the tiny mountain town of Tansy had followed me as long as I could remember. Ghosts, unlike people, never bothered me a bit.  

It was the living, with their cliques and their judgment, who made my skin crawl. Sixth grade hadn't been easy for me. Not that any year of my education had been pleasant. Let's just say that kids who see the dead weren't exactly considered cool at my school. My outsider status with the living was well-established: I was the strange kid who talked to people who weren't there. But the living citizens of my town were the ones who were missing an entire world. I was the only one who knew Tansy's biggest secret. You're never truly alone in this town. Though few people live here, thousands spent their afterlives here.  

I managed to avoid uttering a single word to another living person for the first half of my last day of sixth grade. Slouching in my chair in the back row, I hoped to go unnoticed by the other kids. Less than three hours of school remained before summer freed me from their torment for eight whole weeks. Most of the time, I didn't mind my outsider status. I had friends. They just lacked heartbeats. It was hard to be the weird girl in school, but I always had my cat, Midnight, by my side, rubbing up against my ankles when some bratty kid tormented me.  

Midnight was dead. He didn't run in front of a car, die of old age, or get attacked by a coyote in the woods. He had always been dead, at least as long as I'd known him. Midnight was a ghost.  

Book Trailer

Twelve-year-old Grace can see and talk to ghost. The ghosts are the only friends Grace has. In school all the kids are mean to Grace always picking on her and calling her Gross Grace. Grace’s special friend is Midnight a black cat. Grace has known for a long time that she was different from the other kids but she will soon find out just how different she really is.

A witch cast a spell on her ghost friends hundreds of years ago. This witch cast a spell on the whole town of Tansy. Anybody who enters the town of Tansy will always be stuck there after their death unable to enter the light. Their time is about to run out if the spell isn’t broken soon they will never get to cross over. The ghosts have asked Grace to break the spell.

Left with no other options Grace enlists the help of her Grandmother. After a visit to her Grandmothers, Grace learns a few things about her Grandmother and her family, secrets that has not been passed down through the generations.

Grace learns why she can see and talk to ghosts when no one else can see or hear them. Grace learns that she as well as her Mother and Grandmother are witches.

Grace’s Ghosts follows Grace as she tries to find a spell to counteract or break the curse/spell that is hovering over the town of Tansy. Grace must find away and soon to break the spell before it is too late for all her friends to crossover and they are lost forever. Can Grace break the spell? Can she save her friends?

Grace is a very strong hearted girl with a very big heart. Even with how all the kids at school treats her she still looks for the good and tries to help her friends instead of being mean and crass and turning them away or saying there is nothing she can do without ever trying to help.

Grace’s Ghosts is a fun and heart touching book that grabbed my attention from the world ghosts. I have fallen in love with reading middle grade ghosts stories that involve children. Grace’s Ghosts reminds me so much of Emily-Jane Hills Orford’s The Piccadilly Street Series and Mrs. Murray’s ghost novels.

Grace’s Ghosts has mystery, suspense and magic, a great combination for a great story. Grace’s Ghosts has enough twists and secrets to keep you hanging on and following Grace on her journey to locate a spell to save all her friends. You will be rooting for Grace and all her friends trying to help them solve the case of the missing spell. I would love to read more of Grace and her ghosts and the adventures they have experienced in their lives and after lives.

Grace’s Ghosts is a great story for ages 9 and up. I think Grace’s Ghosts is an appropriate story for the young and not so young alike as I so enjoyed and am looking for more. One click your copy of Grace’s Ghosts today to begin this wonderful adventure with Grace and all her ghost friends.  

Semi-nomadic, Stephenie and her family currently live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Her kids are Texans at heart and Stephenie and her husband grew up just outside of Seattle. Stephenie writes, creates art, and homeschools her three amazing kids. Stephenie loves to hike with her family and drink lots and lots of coffee. 

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Robin A said...

The book sounds good. I like the cover looks great

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