Title: The Uninvited
Author: Cat Winters
Release Date: August 11th, 2016
Published by: William Morrow
Source: BookSlapped Tour
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.
But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she 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 of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.
Horrified, she leaves home, to discover 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 the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
This was my first Cat Winters and historical fiction novel and let me tell you. It will not be my last.
This book was amazing and I loved everything about it. The way Cat Winters adds historical facts with supernatural elements is outstanding! I was so intrigued by how well written it was with all the amazing history. That I couldn’t put it down.
The Uninvited is a ghost story and is set in Illinois in 1918. In the midst of war and sickness.
I loved Ivy. She was such a strong, smart character and I loved that she lived her life by her own standards. She was determined, and throws herself into everything, including an unlikely relationship.
Daniel! Oh Daniel! I was rooting for him the whole time. He had so many secrets. So much despair, my heart was aching for him to make the right choice!!
The Uninvited started out slow, but gained some momentum as the pages turned. It was well worth it in the end.
What else can I say besides that I LOVED it! This will not be my last Cat Winters book. And most likely won’t be my last historical fiction.
If you enjoy paranormal and historical fiction this book is definitely worth reading.
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I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.