Release Date: May 1st 2012
Author: Karen Tayleur
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Fishpond
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary from Goodreads:A gothic romance-thriller – think Rebecca meets Gossip Girl.
“There are some things you should know about me if we are going to be friends. Like I don’t believe in ghosts.”
Freya Jackson Kramer has done some stupid things before, but this is the first time they’ve been splashed across Facebook. When she escapes to Vinegar House for the holidays, she thinks she’s leaving her troubles behind. But Freya’s troubles are just beginning.
How will she deal with her manipulative cousin, Rumer? How can she avoid the ex-love of her life, Luke Hart? And what secrets lie in the locked attic? This is a book for readers who believe in ghosts, for readers who disbelieve, and for those who are still sitting on the fence.
The cover looks so creepy and scary! I think the room is the blue room in Vinegar House. The cover suits the book well!
Do you believe in ghosts?
Love Notes from Vinegar House is a chilling, creepy yet funny and sweet book at the same time. When I first saw the title of the book, I found the title very strange and rare. Why Vinegar House? To be precise, why is the house called Vinegar? And the book completely answered my questions. It has been a while since I read a book about ghosts (as in not books where the character falls in love with ghosts, etc). I expected a scary and super duper creepy book but it's not like that at all! The book does talk about ghosts but nothing too extreme.
Love Notes from Vinegar House is about finding out the secrets in Vinegar House, love story, ghosts and annoying cousin. I really enjoyed reading the story and how the book addresses the readers, asking you questions that makes you think whether ghosts do exist in the world? Written from Freya's POV, I was completely immersed in Freya's story. Tayleur's writing was hillarious, funny but also chilling. I love how the book ended. It wrapped up the whole book nicely!
Freya was a great character and narrator as well. I loved reading the book from her POV, her feelings about ghosts, Vinegar House, her cousin and her crush. I also loved how she addressed us, the readers, by asking us questions about different things! Rumer was an annoying and bossy cousin of Freya. I completely understood how Freya hated her. Although, she became nicer towards the end of the book. Luke Hart, Freya's crush, was cute as well. I love the way he called Freya 'shrimp' and how happy he made Freya feel. Grandma Vinegar was quite scary and was a great addition to the characters in the book! The characters felt so real and they were all very enjoyable to read about!
Love Notes from Vinegar House is a gorgeous, haunting and chilling novel. Karen Tayleur's wonderful writing brings you a story of love, ghosts, annoying cousin and a mysterious house. By the end of the book, you will wonder whether ghosts do exist in this world...
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Thank you Walker Books Australia for the review copy!