#BookReview – High Spirits by Rob Keeley #HighSpirits

35817449._SY475_From Goodreads: “Millions of people will die in the war, Ellie. And it’s our job to make sure it happens. That’s why our work isn’t easy.”

It’s been two years since Ellie last spoke to Edward. She thinks she’s left the spirit world behind. But the spirits won’t take no for an answer… When Ellie’s Mum returns to Inchwood Manor, Ellie finds herself going too… and is transported back to the 1930s, discovering a plot to impersonate the King of England.

With the Second World War coming, and the first evil spirits starting to escape into the mortal world, Ellie is fighting alongside some unexpected allies…

Rob Keeley is back with High Spirits, the fourth instalment in his multi-award-listed Spirits series. The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.


My Review

This is the fourth book in the Spirits Series with Ellie continuing to have encounters with the spirit world.

In this book Ellie’s back at Inchwood Manor with her Mum, the place where her ghostly adventures first began. She’s looking forward to catching up with Edward again, but when she arrives there’s no sign of him. Instead she finds herself being transported back to the 1930s when Edward VIII is on the throne with Mrs Simpson by his side. Ellie finds herself getting mixed up with weird goings on at Inchwood Manor involving visiting Nazi dignitaries and doppelgängers from the spirit world.

I felt so sorry for Ellie as she’d been trying so hard to stay away from the spirit world. She thought she’d left all those ghostly encounters behind and was enjoying her quiet life with a teenage crush on her Luke, her brother’s friend. She was quite reluctant to get involved with what was going on at Inchwood and I didn’t blame her really. Unfortunately she doesn’t have a choice because of what happened in the previous book The Sword of the Spirit.

This book left me on a real cliffhanger when it ended, not knowing if Ellie would be alright or not. Fortunately I had the next and final book in the series to read so I didn’t have to wait to discover what happened next!

Thanks so much to the author for my lovely paperback copy. 🙂





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