Friday, August 21, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Reviews The Uninvited

The Uninvited (430x648)About The Uninvited

• Paperback: 368 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 11, 2015)
Twenty-five-year-old Ivy Rowan rises from her sickbed after being struck by the great influenza epidemic of 1918, only to discover that the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.
But Ivy's lifelong gift—or curse—remains. She sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked for and unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918, Ivy sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother's chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death in the Great War of Ivy's other brother, Billy.
Horrified, she leaves home and soon realizes that the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for today, because they could be stricken by nightfall. She even enters into a relationship with the murdered German man's brother, Daniel Schendel. But as her "uninvited guests" begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once again, and terrifying secrets will unfold.
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42064Review: I'm not really sure what to ay about this book, except that it ended up being not exactly what I expected. I wanted much more in the ghost story element and I didn't really get that.

I've had a hard time with a lot of books I've been reading lately I don't know what's wrong with me, but my attention span has been somewhat along the lines of a teetsy fly these days. I had to put this one down and pick it up several times before finishing it.
However I did like Ivy when all is said and done I enjoyed the story and how Winters blended history in with the story.
Rating: 4 flowers

About Cat Winters

Cat Winters's debut novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, was released to widespread critical acclaim. The novel has been named a finalist for the 2014 Morris Award, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, and a Booklist 2013 Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth. Winters lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children. Find out more about Cat at her website, and follow her on tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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