Book: Lilac Skully And The Carriage Of Lost Souls (provided by the author)
Author: Amy Cesari
Genre: Middle Grade, Children, Fantasy < Paranormal
Publication Date: January 17th, 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Will Lilac Return from the Realm of the Dead?
When her life alone begins to feel desperate, Lilac comes up with a daring plan.
But when she travels to the world of the dead, she realizes it may have been a bad idea. A malevolent ghost is following her . . . and Lilac finds herself facing grim consequences. How will she ever get home?
Join Lilac on a courageous adventure as she leaves Skully Manor, makes unexpected friends, and discovers dangers far worse than she feared.
This is getting better and better.
Reading the first book was one this but this one was the one that intrigued me the most. Even though I found some slight issues that I will talk about later, I really enjoyed this book.
In the book we continue on following Lilac Skully while she tries to find her father and at the same time save the ghosts she’s come to adore.
I love how the connection between Lilac and the ghosts is getting stronger and stronger. It’s such a beautiful friendship. One that you don’t get to read in most books out there.
I really enjoyed getting SOME of the answers I deserved after reading the first book. So someone is trying to capture the ghosts and they have Lilac’s father because he’s an expert at ghosts and he’s helping them because they’re blackmailing his family. THAT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. WHO ARE THEY? AND WHY ARE THEY DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING? Strange.
By this point I’m getting annoyed cause I wanna know but that’s what the series is for.
Anyway. Back to the review.
I loved getting to meet the Blue Lady in this book. I had kind of figured out that she’s still somewhere and after they took her, she didn’t disappear completely.
That’s was such a cute element of the book.
I completely fell in love with Titan since I love horses. The Carriage Of Lost Souls was a great part of the book. The witch-y vibes were really cool as well.
I have to say that the only issue that I had was Lilac’s sudden change of character. Even though it started from the first book, the main character went from hating ghosts to risking her life for them. I found her behavior in both books really excessive.
All in all, this book is definitely a very fun and quick read. The creepy, ghost-y vibes are still there and they make the book even better.
“She inhaled slowly and deeply, her eyes nearly closed as she tried to sense a rooty, darker note from the usual pale, sweet, haunted scent of her home. But it wasn’t there.”
“Don’t let your guard down, little girl.”
I still recommend this book series to everyone out there who is in need for a quick, fun and at the same time mysteriously scary (not too much) read.