Notes from Ghost Town

Kate Ellison

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Notes from Ghost Town By Kate Ellison Notes from Ghost Town They say first love never diesFrom critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness unspoken love and murder When sixteen year old artist Olivia Tithe is visi

  • Title: Notes from Ghost Town
  • Author: Kate Ellison
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  • Notes from Ghost Town By Kate Ellison They say first love never diesFrom critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder When sixteen year old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death There s a catch OThey say first love never diesFrom critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder When sixteen year old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death There s a catch Olivia has gone colorblind, and there s a good chance she s losing her mind completely just like her mother did How else to explain seeing and falling in love all over again with someone who isn t really there With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful It s the only way she can save herself.
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    1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) on said:

      3.75 stars I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book For some reason, I went into it with pretty low expectations Maybe it was the title Something threw me off about it and I wasn t looking forward to reading it However, it was much better than I expected One of my favorite things about this book was the author s writing style I hate YA books written in a pseudo youthful voice They come across as very fake and they always take me out of the story This book was right on the money Olivia cam [...]

    2. Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner on said:

      You can find this review and much over at YA Fanatic.The story starts of with Olivia and Lucas best friends, being cute and flirty, which escalated into a make out session Olivia ends up color blind, which is a huge deal because she is an artist Lucas mistakes her reaction as a rejection and he fled the scene They don t talk for a week and soon Olivia finds out her mum killed him After spending months avoiding everyone she sees Lucas ghost and he has some new, her mum wasn t responsible for his [...]

    3. All Things Urban Fantasy on said:

      Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyNOTES FROM A GHOST TOWN by Kate Ellison is the second book I ve reviewed this year about a girl who was haunted by the ghost of her best friend and urged to solve a murder Both took place in a sweltering hot small town, had a precocious little sister, a well meaning step parent, and a disreputable bad boy who may or may not be redeemable But those similarities aren t the most striking ones What s shocking to me is that I m giving both books a 5 5 rating [...]

    4. Amanda on said:

      1.5 stars.You d think that a book featuring an artist would be vivid and colourful.You d think that a book featuring ghosts would be creepy.Well, it was neither.Olivia Tithe s mother was accused of killing Stern, her boyfriend Her murder trial is nine days away and Stern s ghost keeps popping up, urging her to find out the truth Problem is, Olivia is colour blind and maybe be going insane like her mother.Tough luck Do I care Not particularly.I don t mean to sound like an emotionless battle robot [...]

    5. Dark Faerie Tales on said:

      Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This is a great murder mystery book that has good romance, heartbreak, and isn t too scary.Opening Sentence Think about a moment, a little centimeter of time you d happily exist in forever, if time could be laid out along the spine of a ruler.The Review Olivia is 16 years old and has just recently flunked out of art school A year ago her best friend was brutally murdered Her mother is the one accused of murdering him, she is a schizophrenic that w [...]

    6. Joy (joyous reads) on said:

      I struggled with this book it turns out, I don t have the capacity to be patient when the book I m reading contains a much evolved mystery And boy, did this book ever tried my patience.Quick Story Notes from Ghost Town is a story about a girl whose realization that she was in love with her best friend came a little too late Because a week after they kissed, he was murdered As if that s not enough to push her into a tailspin of emotional and mental chaos, the accused murderer and admitted guilty [...]

    7. Adela Cacovean on said:

      Read the full review on my blog, in both English and Romaniannillamoonblog 2013 02 09I have been reading a lot lately, and this made me become stricter and selective with my books But every once in a while, I come across a book that enages and inspires me so much that it becomes one of my favourites of all time This was the case with Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison For some reason, I find it harder to express my feelings about books that I absolutely loved There are so many thoughts I hav [...]

    8. Henrietta on said:

      Lucas was a piano student of Olivia s mother When he was found dead with Olivia s mother crouching besides him, the authority locked the woman away after she confessed she had killed him Feeling miserable, Olivia had a hard time coping with what had happened With her mom s trial a few days away, Olivia started seeing Lucas and hearing his voice Could this be her mind playing tricks on her or was she really seeing the ghost And when Olivia started following the suggestions from the ghost to find [...]

    9. Adele on said:

      Somehow, Notes from Ghost Town was everything I thought it was and This book definitely has its sad moments But with what follows these sad moments, comes the happy moments And it really does seem like this book was sad in the beginning The story was a happier story nearing and during the end.The beginning of the book is strange to me I don t think I ve read a book that has started out like Notes from Ghost Town has The start is unique, and is actually why I read the rest of the book honestly T [...]

    10. Jennifer on said:

      4.5 5 stars.Emotionally charged book Very good This book takes the reader on an emotional journey It is a YA book with a bit of mystery And a strong subject matter But it pulls you in.The narrator is Olivia Tithe She is a 16 year old artist whose best friend Lucas Stern a piano prodigy is murdered And her mother is the prime suspect Her mother suffers from schizophrenia and Olivia sees the ghost of her friend She wonders if she is going crazy too.The book has mystery Olivia tries to figure out i [...]

    11. Hikari Saaya on said:

      so sweet and touching made my heart break and filled me with hope.

    12. Maria on said:

      Think about a moment, a little centimeter of time you d happily exist in forever, if time could be laid out along the spine of a ruler Maybe it haunts you in that blue inch of half consciousness just before you re fully awake The synopsis of this sounded very promising so i decided to dive into it, i don t regret it one bit The book started with Olivia reminiscing 10 months into the past, before everything hit the fan Her best friend was coming to visit her before she went back to art school, an [...]

    13. Asheley on said:

      This excerpt is taken from my Three Things review on Into the Hall of Books Read here intothehallofbooks 201As I began to read Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison, the first thing that really struck me was the language and writing of this author This book flowed so well, with such lovely words It felt romantic and it felt emotional Ellison s use of language worked well to set the mood of whatever scene was taking place, and I appreciated that so much as a lover of a beautifully crafted words [...]

    14. Charlotte on said:

      Review originally posted at Gypsy Reviews.Reading the summary, I was expecting a mystery, a thriller that would send shivers down my spine upon reading this and even from the title I expected something that would get me scared but unfortunately, this was nothing like I had hoped it would be.The book begins with Olivia Tithe and her best friend, Lucas Stern, who is helping her pack up her things before she goes to Art School Olivia s parents are recently divorced and her father is moving out Oliv [...]

    15. Sarah on said:

      Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Egmont USA and Netgalley 16 year old Olivia used to have a bright future, but 10 months ago everything changed Her best friend and the boy she was in love with was murdered, her mother was sent to prison for killing him, and Olivia lost her ability to see colours, and consequently her place at art school Now Olivia s life is shades of gray, and she must get her little sister to help her choose matching clo [...]

    16. Manon on said:

      Si choisir un livre parce qu il a une belle couverture est tr s souvent une bonne id e Parfois a l est un peu moins Comme c est le cas ici Parce que la couverture est vachement belle et po tique Et le r sum est quand m me prometteurMais qu est ce que je me suis ennuy e Globalement, au milieu de cet ennui, il y des choses que j ai appr ci Et d autres moins Reportage.Ce que j ai aim Le premier chapitre All chant et prometteur Le myst re autour de la mort de Stern Le myst re li son fant me Vrai ou [...]

    17. Heather on said:

      This was a beautiful, heartbreaking story about Olivia and Stern, two gifted teens Olivia or Liver as Stern called her was a painter and Stern, Lucas Sternum, was a pianist, a prodigy Olivia s mother was Stern s teacher, that is right up until the night she confessed to murdering him And the last time Olivia saw Stern he kissed her, called it a mistake and she lost her colors She could only see black and white and shades of gray How does a painter paint without color She doesn t and gets kicked [...]

    18. Katie on said:

      I don t know how likely I am to go back and re read this book It wasn t bad, and I was entertained I just don t know that it s entirely what I expected I was drawn in by a synopsis that doesn t seem to actually fit what occurs, and the title doesn t seem to fit well either, come to think of it But it was interesting and it did pull me along.I think the author does a wonderful job of letting the reader feel a bit suspicious of Olivia s issues, even though she s the protagonist Most of what she go [...]

    19. Jenny on said:

      WOW I have chills right now from this book In fact I had chills through most of the story As well as laughter and tears This is one of the best murder mysteries I have ever read I can t believe it was a YA So Olivia s best friend and secret love, Stern is murdered 1 week after their first kiss and she goes away to her art boarding school The synopsis leaves out who is the main murder suspect Olivia s mother, who is schizophrenic, and whom everyone believes has a major crazy episode Her mom is al [...]

    20. Jessi on said:

      The phrase that just popped into my head randomly while reading this book is beautiful sadness The prose in this book is so beautiful that it basically feels like a lengthy poem full of striking images and metaphorical phrases The emotion in places was just overwhelming while not even once being overstated.I love that the reader is left guessing about the true nature of what is going on Is Olivia succumbing to schizophrenia like her mom, her world turning gray and Stern reappearing and guiding h [...]

    21. Charlie on said:

      Love triangles, flaky friends, distracted parents, mental illness and murder Notes From Ghost Town has it all, so what s not to love Although this book is a murder mystery, it addresses the stigmas, social attitudes, paranoia and misunderstanding surrounding mental illness From Medusa character in the book to Olivia s mother, to her own struggles with hereditary possibilities, the impact, effects and treatment of the mentally ill are portrayed, not in some grandiose call to action, but rather de [...]

    22. Jenna on said:

      Hmm was a nice mystery murder story I think this will interest young readers in the sense that it s not gory in details the murder and the mystery is not that complicated It didn t rise up a lot of effort for me to guess who the murderer is, but I pretty much guessed who even before I was halfway through the story I loved how it was written though, and how unsure the genre is because it s on the brink between mystery murder and paranormal While reading, you will always wonder if it s just insani [...]

    23. Mary Katherine on said:

      I had read Kate Ellison s other book, the Butterfly Clues, a while ago I went to the bookstore a while ago and had the guy working there look up to see if she had any other books He told me about this book, Notes from Ghost Town I didn t even read the inside or the back I just went ahead and bought it The Butterfly Clues is one of my new top favorite books I was impressed with her style of writing and the story line was unlike any other Because her other book had stolen my heart, I figured this [...]

    24. Lu (Sugar & Snark) on said:

      Olivia s story is heartbreaking, her mother murders her best friend and possibly the first boy she ever loved Through the pain she tries to understand what happened and tries to forgive her mother But things are not that easy, as she has gone colorblind, which doesn t bode well for a painter And to top it all off, she starts to see the ghost of her murdered friend Together they try and piece together what happened to him.Olivia was a very easy character to like Her story is so heartbreaking and [...]

    25. XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL on said:

      I saw this book on and thought it looked interesting Ghosts, a mystery, love who wouldn t like it It was really interesting and all through the book I was like WHO DID IT I so badly wanted to know The plot was suspenseful and interesting I liked it It did stretch on for bit to long, but it was worth it to get to the end I liked the characters to I understood what Olivia was feeling Her mom was just about to be tied for murder in court and everyone was telling her to let it go and move on while h [...]

    26. Kate on said:

      Olivia has only just expressed her feelings for her childhood friend Stern when Stern turns up dead and Olivia s schizophrenic mother confesses to the crime Now, months later, Olivia is trying to pick up the pieces of her life as her father prepares to remarry When Olivia gets involved with the son of a real estate mogul and her father s boss Austin, she begins seeing things things like the ghost of Stern Now Olivia must race against time to prevent her mother being locked away for a crime Olivi [...]

    27. Traci on said:

      As much as I loved The Butterfly Clues, I can t say the same for this second novel from Kate Ellison Olivia isn t nearly as strong a character as Lo, and the romance here wasn t sweet to me like a lot of other reviewers on Part of the problem, too, is that Lucas is dead when the story starts, so we don t really get to know him as Olivia does we just know him as the ghost that she knows.Also disappointing was that I had the mystery figured out quickly, the whodunit part, anyway The why of it all [...]

    28. Sherrie on said:

      Notes from Ghost Town tells the story of Olivia Tithe who is facing some serious struggles Her best friend, Lucas Stern, was killed in a gruesome murder, her mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and Olivia has just flunked out of art school On top of all that she s dealing with her father s new love interest, Heather When Lucas ghost begins to reveal himself to Olivia she discovers that his murderer may not be the person who was charged Using clues left by Lucas, she works to find out th [...]

    29. Jenny on said:

      Notes from Ghost Town is one of those reads that lets us know from the first page that our hearts are going bear a few new scars once it s done with us, our knowledge of Stern s death thanks to the synopsis and prologue made an even heavier burden to bear given he s alive briefly in the first chapter Those few precious moments with him a young man full of color, life, and love for his best friend makes the abrupt transition from life to death all the painful, the color we could have sworn we sa [...]

    30. Adrienne on said:

      Olivia s best friend love interest Stern has been murdered and the main suspect is Olivia s mother, who suffers from schizophrenia As her mother s hearing approaches, Olivia, an artist who has flunked out of art school and has found herself seeing the world in shades of gray for months, now finds herself seeing Stern s ghost and he insists that her mother isn t his killer, but he can t remember who is Determined to help her mom, Olivia sets out to find out the truth.The mystery element to this b [...]

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