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Guest Post/Review from THE MAGIC BOOK CORNER

Summary/Review of THE GIRL WHO TALKS TO ASHES, by the incomparable Laura of The Magic Book Corner:

Graphic by Laura @TheMagicBookCorner

“Imagine The Ghost Whisperer starring Nancy Drew with a dash of a Wrinkle in Time and a pinch of the Lovely Bones and there you go!


One of the most ingenious books I have ever read!

And it is now LIVE!

THE GIRL WHO TALKS TO ASHES gets 5 fabulous stars from me


And goes straight to the shelf of my all-time favourites!

This is a book that defies genre and pulls it off like a charm! The perfect creepy read for the season in the form of one of the most unique stories I’ve ever come across.

Baby Lilah has a peculiar form of epilepsy. Every time her eyes glaze over, terrible things happen: flowers shrivel, food goes to rot, people age, dogs transform into puppies, and cats into bones. And this is why her 15 year old mother dumps her as an infant on the steps of a fire station in the middle of the night.

To baby Lilah’s luck, she finds a good home with Chief Stanley Quinn and his wife. Despite her seizures and all the weird things they seem to cause. With medication, her epilepsy is kept under control… For the most part. As long as Lilah takes her daily blue pill. Until the day she doesn’t.

That day everything changes and Lilah’s life is turned completely upside down because she discovers her ‘gift’. More like a curse if you ask Lilah! And yet, if she tries to understand it and even learns to control it, this ability of hers may provide the key to both Lilah’s past and future, as well as a series of mysterious cold case murders that no one had been able to solve.

Fast paced and gripping, with an absolutely engrossing mystery that slowly unravels before the readers’ eyes and also manages to keep you at the edge of the seat till the very end, this novel here will keep you turning pages long into the wee hours of the night. Solid characters and profound relationships, believable and real-seeming, alongside a journey of self-discovery full of emotion and feeling, you’ll find all of these and more within its pages.

As genre goes, The Girl Who Talks To Ashes defies patterns. It’s NA fantasy with touches of horror and sci-fi, as well as a riveting mystery with a lovely romance. Light enough to be considered YA and yet, full of both depth and meaning.

Unique, riveting and downright fantastic!

I highly recommend it to everyone who loves light fantasy that dwells deep within darkness.

It is superb!


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