Today I have the pleasure to help the release of The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (book 2 of The Unbelievables) by K.C. Tansley, a Mystery, Time-Travel, Young Adult that will be available from October 17th.
She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them.
After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.
Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she’s only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by traveling into the past.
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.
Because eccentric great-aunts and family ghosts seem so cool, I asked K.C. to tell us which are her favorite sidekicks.
Here’s what she told me.
A big thank you to Viviana for inviting me to guest post on her blog about the top ten best sidekicks. When I was making this list, I thought about which sidekicks I’d like to have with me in a fight or on a journey or just to hang out on the weekend. Sometimes they ended up being the romantic lead. But at one point they were a serious sidekick to the main character. Because they were there for the main character in their books, I’d like to think they’d step up for me too.
- Eve from Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series: This goth girl stands up to vampires and fights for every underdog. She’s brave and fearless and never gives up on those she cares about.
- Isabelle from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series: She’s strong and loyal. Plus she’d be fun to hang out with.
- MJ from K.R. Conway’s Undertow series: He’s the girls’ best buddy and can transform into a dog as needed. He’s funny and kind and always has everyone’s back.
- Anna from Paige McKenzie’s The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series: Anna is a ghost who refuses to cross over until she finishes helping Sunshine. She puts herself at risk for Sunshine. That’s a great sidekick!
- Jyn from C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen. She fights to the death for Kol and can transform into a dragon.
- Ink from Dawn Metcalf’s Twixt series. He can create portals and he’s got Joy’s back. Seems like a good sidekick to have.
- Noah Shaw from Michelle Hodkin’s Mara Dyer trilogy. He always did what he could to help Mara. He showed up so many times for her, even when her sanity was seriously in question.
- Morpheus from A.G. Howard’s Splintered series. He’s a mentor, a friend, an antagonist, and a wild card in every situation. But he always came through in an unexpected way for Alyssa.
- Lissa from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. She can raise the almost dead and compel anyone. She even turned a strigoi back to a dhampir. She’s also royalty and exerts a ton of influence in the moroi world. And she truly loves her friends.
- Morgan Sanchez from The Unbelievables series by me. I wrote her as the perfect sidekick for Kat. She’s everything Kat isn’t. And she brings out those aspects in Kat. So she had to make my list.
Thank you, K.C. for the list!
If you want, you can follow the tour and know more about K.C. or the story using the link below:
K.C. Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, and two quirky golden retrievers on a hill somewhere in Connecticut. She tends to believe in the unbelievables—spells, ghosts, time travel—and writes about them.
Never one to say no to a road trip, she’s climbed the Great Wall twice, hopped on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, and danced the night away in the dunes of Cape Hatteras. She loves the ocean and hates the sun, which makes for interesting beach days. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is her award-winning and bestselling first novel in The Unbelievables series.
As Kourtney Heintz, she also writes award winning cross-genre fiction for adults.
You can find out more about her at: http://kctansley.com