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  1. says:

    35 stars Ruth goes to stay with her Aunt for the summer After her mother died Ruth would spend the summer with her father whose job as a botanist would take them to other countries This year her dad is taking his new wife Ruth's summer begins by making new friends exploring the countryside and learning about family secrets When th

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    When Ruth spends her summer in Newfoundland visiting her deceased mother's family as her father has recently remarried an

  3. says:

    Canadian writer Charis Cotter starts out The Ghost Road with a strong description of the Maritimes in Canada She describes a lovely setting that includes the natural area cute lighthouses cottage type housing and the coastal shore One of the best lines in the book is You’re walking on a fairy path my love and just because you d

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    MY REVIEW 45 STARS I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review from Penguin Random House Canada Do not judge a book by it's cover nor should you ever judge a book by it's direct audience age I must admit when I first received the copy of The Ghost Road I was very skeptical I wondered if I would actually enjoy it be

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    I was kindly provided with a review copy from the publisher thanks to LibraryThingReview can also be found on my blogI have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand it was well written and fairly interesting On the other hand I didn't love itRight away I was sucked into the story and immediately intrigued by the mystery surr

  6. says:

    Oh goodness Second but far from last book by Cotter I don't even really like ghost stories either Now you my fol

  7. says:

    Another fantastic atmospheric ghost story from Charis Cotter Satisfies that family curse twins are creepy Irish ghost stories are the best ghost stories kind of itch Also doubles as a love letter to Newfoundland complete with partridgeberry desserts

  8. says:

    THE GHOST ROAD tells the tale with engaging text and beautiful illustrations of two girls desperately trying to uncover a secret that has haunted their family for generations Atmospheric and highly suspenseful 5

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    Why do ghosts haunt? Because they have unfinished business Because there is something that keeps them on earth until they have completed their mission Ruth has gone to Newfoundland for the Summer to visit her cousin Ruby who she discovers looks very much like her It is almost as though they are twins But that is

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    I got a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review from Penguin Random House I actually enjoyed reading this book from the very beginning I was hooked up the moment I met bought Ruby and Ruth I was also intrigued with Eldred The pacing and plot twist of this book was good I was able to guess part of it but overall it was nice read It’s definitely a good book for middle graders

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Ghosts a family curse buried secrets and two girls who have to figure it all out A new book from an acclaimed author for fans of Coraline Doll Bones and The Night GardenerFor the first time Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the summer traveling with her dad When she arrives she finds Newfoundland is very different from her life in Toronto people there are much friendly but also superstitious believing in gho. Canadian writer Charis Cotter starts out The Ghost Road with a strong description of the Maritimes in Canada She describes a lovely setting that includes the natural area cute lighthouses cottage type housing and the coastal shore One of the best lines in the book is You re walking on a fairy path my love and just because you don t believe in them doesn t mean they won t come after youWe start to get a sense of the magic that might lie just beyond or within the coastal area Unfortunately the first few chapters are easily the best part of this one Boring MysteryI hate to say it but this was just a boring book I know it s written for middle aged kids and all but that doesn t mean that things have to happen so slow or be obvious I pegged the outcome very early on and was about 85% correct in the end There s just no fun in a book that sets up a mystery but doesn t really churn the intrigue throughout I want to feel the mystery have theories experience the characters theories etc Instead in The Ghost Road I just knew how it would eventually end up and was barely along for the ride Childish WritingAgain I come back to the idea that middle aged kids do not need to have their books written as though they are lesser readers I like middle aged books that are moderate to read with some larger words thrown in that the kids can learn I was a voracious reader as a child and as an adult lol at 12 was into Lord of the Rings and The Eye of the World yet I still think the average 12 year old reader can be given credit than Cotter hands out My 15 year old nephew complained to me for years about how boring the books were in the middle grade genre He s a good reader but not advanced per say than the average kid I know he would have asked me when something exciting was going to happen for 90% of The Ghost Road Additionally I had a moment while reading Cotter s Canadian story that made me feel like I had written pieces of this book when I was a pre teen At 13 I had an idea about a hill that held magic and secrets Mine wasn t in the Maritimes but in my home area that includes foothills prairies and the Rocky Mountains The general premise was very similar to that of The Ghost Road This is telling to me If this book isn t smarter than 13 year old me then it could definitely be improved OverallWhile our lead girl characters are fairly well developed and there are some interesting moments in The Ghost Road overall it s just too dull A bit magic is needed to really bring the story alive and off the page The biggest improvements that need to be made are to make the mystery complex and to really add some juicy information into the book Were Cotter to make the historical mystery interesting and add some complexity to the writing and characters then I think she could really have something here As it is I m probably being generous at 3 stars However I did finish reading The Ghost Road and didn t hate it I just found it very lack luster by the end To read this and of my reviews visit my blog at Epic Reading Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review

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Sts and The Sight and family curses Ruth's cousin Ruby is also staying for the summer and the two discover they have a lot in common they both lost their moms when they were two years old they're the same age and they even like the same food But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies Ruth believes in science and cold hard factsWhen they find ominous information on some tombstones in the local cemetery Ruth and Ruby start investigating their family's past an. I was kindly provided with a review copy from the publisher thanks to LibraryThingReview can also be found on my blogI have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand it was well written and fairly interesting On the other hand I didn t love itRight away I was sucked into the story and immediately intrigued by the mystery surrounding Ruth and all the twins in her family I was getting Parent Trap vibes at first if The Parent Trap was having some kind of Halloween special or something Anyway the first 100 pages or so were a breeze The chapters were some of the shortest I ve ever seen averaging only about 4 pages each The story was fast paced and it would probably be possible to read this in one sittingHowever life got in the way for me I inevitably had to put the book down A day later when I picked it back up I found myself getting lost left and right A lot of the character s names are extremely similar The two main characters are called Ruth and Ruby I kept playing the which one is which game for a bit Be also prepared to keep track of Meg and Molly Lily and Lucy Daphne and Dolly and Ed Edd and Eddy You get the point I liked the main character Ruth even though she felt very self insert protag to me She didn t have a ton of personality but what she did have was vague enough for you to see yourself in her I liked the other MC Ruby at first but she uickly got annoying She was much bubbly and spirited but all her dramatic exclamations got irritating after a while By the end I was rolling my eyes at her dialogueLike I said I do think this book was very well written The written was borderline beautiful at times Here are a few passages of prose from the book that I found particularly pleasing to the ear Nothing can hurt you said Ruby in a low voice You are the flame and the flame is you You are filled with light and you are protectedThe rain was still falling If you could call it falling More like siting motionless in the air brushing against my face and hair like a damp curtainWhen I came across those lines in the book I had to stop and reread them they were so pretty But I think this book could have been edited down 100 pages less and it would have had even impact The story felt needlessly long at times especially for a Middle Grade story For instance there was an entire chapter devoted to picking flowers That s not really vital to the story or interesting at least to me in any way There were a lot of things in the book that just felt like filler to me and could have been left outTo give you an idea of what I m talking about here at one point in the story the girls decided to have lunch Okay that s fine You can totally put that in your book I m not gonna complain However did you really need to go into such monotonous detail about what you re having Half a chicken sandwich one muffin and an apple she said And some water What have you gotI had a whole sandwich and a muffin and an appleWe can save the muffins and apples for breakfast said RubyReally Don t be wasting the trees on that boring expositionOn a positive note I did appreciate learning about Newfoundland traditions and their way of life I can t say that I ve ever had the chance to read about that culture before and it was interestingMy next point is kind of a small one and you may even consider it nitpicking but I m a reader and a reviewer and it s just kind of what we do I was confused as to why the author decided to set her story in the 1970s since there is literally no other references to the seventies as a time period in the story other than flat out saying what year it is I feel like she could have added so much atmosphere by incorporating some of the cool things from that time period into the book I m not saying the MC should burn her training bra or become a flower child or anything but something other than Hey it s 1973 would have been enjoyable for me since I don t get to read a lot about that particularly interesting period of timeAnother complaint that I have is that a lot of the events that took place in this book happen so uickly you aren t really given any time to let that sink in before it flashes to the next thing that happens The super short chapters didn t really help in this regardLastly the ending to me was very unsatisfying and kind of made the whole things seem kind of pointless Kind of like when a story ends with AND IT WAS ALL A DREAM and I die inside a littleI recommend to Middle Grade readers only Even though it was actually kind of dark at times for the intended audience It s a little too shallow for most adult readers to appreciate fully Semper Idem old they're the same age and they even like the same food But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies Ruth believes in science and cold hard factsWhen they find Holiday Roommates ominous information Second Chances on some tombstones in the local cemetery Ruth and Ruby start investigating their family's past an. 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D discover that twin girls are born in every generation and every set of twins dies young leaving their children without mothers What's one of the twins always has The Sight and can see the Ghost Road that leads to the mysterious lost settlement of Slippers Cove What happened there What does it have to do with their family And who is the ghostly presence that keeps visiting Ruth late at nightThe answers lie somewhere along the Ghost Road if they can only find i. THE GHOST ROAD tells the tale with engaging text and beautiful illustrations of two girls desperately trying to uncover a secret that has haunted their family for generations Atmospheric and highly suspenseful 55Thank you to the author Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are mine TheGhostRoad NetGalley