Walk of the Spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick is a well written young adult ghost story. I've read and own almost all of her books and this one doesn't disappoint. This story is about a 17 year old girl, Miranda, who relocates after a hurricane destroys almost everything in her life. She and her mother move in with her grandfather and aunt.
Miranda starts hearing voices and having visions soon after arriving. I found this book to be a very quick read, despite the fact it doesn't rely on a lot of action and gore. It is very atmospheric and creepy. I recommend almost all of her other books. Some of my favorites are: She also wrote two adult novels, Scarecrow and Blood Roots. The second book, Shadow Mirror, in this series was released March , if you like this book I recommend that one as well. This book was a VERY pleasant surprise. I've never really read any of Richie Tankersley Cusick's books before so when I picked this up I was a bit wary.
After reading this I just couldn't wait for the sequel! The characters really grab you and make you want to be part of their group. The interaction between Miranda, the main charcter, and Etienne, the sexy handyman that's got her back, is just delicious. If all of RTC's books are like this then I better order them all! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is a page turner. I have read the whole series now. The writer is descriptive and entertaining. I I really loved the book thank you it wad great. Now I can share it with others.
Hurricanes do anything possible. They cause chaos, damage, and emotional distress. For Miranda Barnes, the hurricane that hit Florida is causing all of the above Miranda is losing everything - her home, her friends; basically, the life she's adapted to. Now, once she moves into her grandfather's house in St. Yvette, Louisiana, strange things start to happen.
It's bad enough that everyone thinks her grandfather is crazy, but now she is hearing voices while she's sleeping. Is she losing her mind, too? Feeling disturbed and unsettled, Miranda is forced to join a group for a project centered on how the town is haunted. Her group is full of all types of people from different cliques - the jock, popular girl, goth girl, and two hotties. Add in Miranda and it's like The Breakfast Club. Miranda is in definite need of a pick-me-up. One of the hotties in her group, Etienne, is showing some interest. It's a definite plus that he is picking up on Miranda's distress, as it shows that he pays attention.
Turns out Miranda has the same power as her grandfather, where she can talk to ghosts who have yet to move on. The only hopes she has in beginning to have a normal life in this new town is by solving the mystery of the rose, helping the man who has been haunting her while she sleeps, and deciphering what it is between her and Etienne. My favorite stories besides the ones all about vampires are those centered around mediators.
All of the characters are well-developed and the chemistry between Miranda and Etienne is adorable. Readers will not be disappointed in this newest story by Richie Tankersley Cusick! Walk of the Spirits is a captivating ghost story from Richie Tankersley Cusick. Even before she moves to St. Yvette and becomes haunted by a soldier in gray, Miranda is dealing with the ghosts of her past, having lost everything in a hurricane and being forced to start over in a place not her home.
This leaves her hollow and withdrawn, so much so that she passionately dreads having to work on a group project for class. Through a smooth narrative narrative that easily draws you in, it soon becomes apparent to Miranda that she can communicate with the other side and, without her help, spirits like the gray soldier will never achieve peace.
As engaging as the ghost story is, Miranda desperately trying to figure out exactly why the gray soldier is restless so he can move on, that's not the true heart of the novel. Miranda forges endearing friendships with those in her project group, each one possessing a vibrant personality that simultaneously meshes and clashes.
They're so dimensional, you expect them to walk straight out of the book and into real life -- so much so that Miranda pales in comparison to them. She's more of a cookie-cutter protagonist, developed enough to move the story forward, but not enough so for readers to fully grasp who she is as a character.
Regardless, Walk of the Spirits is an engrossing read, the interweaving plotlines of loss and the peace that follows too compelling to pass up. See all 14 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago. Published on March 24, Published on January 14, Published on September 21, Published on June 13, Published on June 24, Published on May 28, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Walk of the Spirits. Set up a giveaway. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Spirit Walk Walk, 4. Omnibus containing both books in the Walk series: Walk of the Spirits: When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lone Omnibus containing both books in the Walk series: Something lonely and sad and. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St.
And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help. There's no better word to describe Miranda Barnes's ability to hear the cries of the dead, feel the wind move her hair when they run by, and - dare she look into a mirror - see the reflection of a ghostly woman behind her. There's only one person to turn to for support: As sexy as he is mysterious, Miranda can't help but be drawn to him. He believes her; he wants to help her.
But there's a secret in Etienne's past, something Miranda's on the verge of discovering. As paranormal activity escalates, passion grows, and soon Miranda is caught up in both love. Paperback , pages. Published January 31st by Speak first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Spirit Walk , please sign up.
Is there going to be a third one?????? Has anyone read any of her other books and are they any good??? See 1 question about Spirit Walk…. Lists with This Book. Mar 26, Riss rated it it was amazing. One of the best books I've read in a long time. It wasnt what I was expecting when I picked it up but it didn't dissapoint me in the least.
There were times where I laughed out loud, times when I myself was blushing right alongside the characters and the writting was just good. It wasnt boring or sluggish in the least. Even though its a rather thick book I didnt want it to end. I think I'll be looking up more books by this author. Mar 08, Audrey Fanshaw rated it it was amazing. I rated this as a five, but would give it anywhere between a four and a five. As much as I love this book I have to agree that the end left a lot of questions: What about Gage and Etienne and their relationship with Miranda?
And my most pressing question: As an author I understand how that can make a book even that much more intriguing, but in this case it left too many holes for my poor mind to get over. I wi I rated this as a five, but would give it anywhere between a four and a five.
I will be dwelling on this book for weeks to come I guarantee it. All in all a good read and one of the most heartrending and well written books I have read. Apr 09, Shelby Moreland rated it liked it. I gave the Spirit Walk three stars because although I liked the storyline, the story was slow. In the beginning of the book it was slow and hard to get into because the author was describing about Miranda and her family. Jun 01, Isabella Schneider rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved these books, all I can say. Although the characters who I really wish were real are Etienne and Parker, love them both.
The one thing about these books is that it left a LOT of questions about everyone, so I really hope there is a third and even a fourth. Jan 20, Viviana rated it really liked it Shelves: One the best paranormal story I have read so far. I even wanted to call on sick at work so I didn't have to put the book down. I loved both books of the Spirit Walk series.
Walk of the spirits at the beginning give me the sensation I was seeing an episode of Ghost Whisperer but much more beautiful in detail and voice. What got me in to reading this book was my personal experience with the paranormal, I like with Miranda had to move to another place with completely strangers, but I had experience One the best paranormal story I have read so far. What got me in to reading this book was my personal experience with the paranormal, I like with Miranda had to move to another place with completely strangers, but I had experience ghostly encounters in my home town in Mexico something Miranda didn't experienced until she and her mother moved to St.
Yvette My friend and I used to do something like the Ghost walk or like Ashley name it Walk of the Spirits in our neighborhood. Sometimes we heard rounds like moaning, crying; but on one occasion we saw a shadowed human figure floating on a small corn field. It scared the crap out of us, just like Miranda with her first encounters with the paranormal phenomena. This first Spirit Walk book brought some old but beautiful memories of true friendship. This story was romantic like Ashley said about their ghost walk because it illustrates the true nature of friendship and the sacrifices we endure sometimes for that friendship.
Walk of the Spirits made me feel all kinds of different emotions. But then, she figured it out just like her grandfather always did. I felt so sad for Nathan.
He only wanted to protect his Ellena. They resemble so much with Ashley and Parker; and I think that was the intention Cusick wanted to. I think she wanted her readers to know that love never truly dies, and the maybe it reincarnates with another couple. All the characters grab you and make you what to be part of the group. On Shadow Mirror a whole new adventure and new scares awaits Miranda and his friends. I could not stop crying in some parts of this book. It was so touching and beautiful that make me feel of warm and fussy inside.
Oh poor Etienne, he suffer so much in the inside. I am so glad he got Miranda with him. Also, the bond between Miranda and Parker seems to be growing because they aren't so different. And what to say about the secret between them, the love of a mom has no limits. Shadow Mirror leaves you ending with the hope of a third book. Overall, I love southern plots. This series was amazing, so romantic not only in the sense of a couple but the love between friends. Now, after reading the first book, I want to begin my own research of the secrets and dark history of the small town I moved in.
I have seen the little girl who appears to be six years old. Like Miranda said in book number 2, Shadow mirror: At some unknown time…but soon. In some unknown place …but close. Mar 14, Natasha rated it really liked it. First book read by this arthur and loved it. Going to read others by her. This Book was definitly a page turner. But like the other reviews it left a lot of questions at the end on what is happening with the other characters.
Hoping for a third. Mar 10, Kendra Dodson rated it it was amazing. Mar 06, Ramonita Perez rated it really liked it. Good book hoping for a third, felt like I was left hanging with all the characters.. Jan 30, Jill Howell rated it it was amazing. I could not put these books down. Here is to hoping for another amazing book in the remarkable series. Mar 04, Tanya rated it liked it. Has some slow spots but otherwise a really good read. I wish there was more interaction with Etienne because those were my favorite written parts. Jan 25, Jessica rated it it was amazing.
So far so good i like the setting, Ghost Whisperer kind of feel Jan 19, Katrina rated it really liked it. I thought this was a very interesting take on a somewhat overdone concept. Miranda is a 17 year old girl who had to move her home in Florida up to her grandfather's hometown of St. Yvette, Louisiana with her mom due to a hurricane. It's there that her ability to communicate with spirits begins to make itself known and she has to rely on her new friends to help her lay these lost souls to rest. Instead of the stereotypical sees-ghosts-like-they're-real-people trope, Miranda doesn't generally flat- I thought this was a very interesting take on a somewhat overdone concept.
Instead of the stereotypical sees-ghosts-like-they're-real-people trope, Miranda doesn't generally flat-out sees ghosts but instead gets senses and impressions from them, along with the occasional memory, of what they need in order to move on.
That puts a really interesting twist on things since it involves a lot of inference on her part of what she needs to do. I really appreciated this change compared to other books of a similar nature and it made for a very engaging read.
Feb 01, Amanda rated it really liked it. The author made Miranda grow closer to her friends throughout the whole book until she was finally able to fully trust them. It became very repetitive how Miranda barely listened, Miranda only half listened, Miranda wasn't paying attention. Trivia About Spirit Walk Walk It is very atmospheric and creepy.
There was, of course, the very needed love triangle between Miranda and two cousins. Gage, the all around American boy, and Etienne, a. Tall, Dark, and Mysterious. She likes both of them and there's some angst since they're cousins and she doesn't want to hurt them or their relationship but it's not the main focus of the story so it didn't get too obnoxious.
Plus, it gets pretty clear early on in the series who she's going to pick so All in all, this is a great read and I'm very sad that there isn't going to be another book since I would love to see more of these characters!! Sep 07, Allison rated it it was amazing.
Apr 05, Asha R rated it really liked it. Yvette after a hurricane destroys her house in Florida. During her first couple of days at her new high school, Miranda was considered a misfit until a group of popular kids picked her to be in their group for a school project. Miranda had never met her grandpa, even after she started living in a house with him.
So when Roo, her new friend from the popular group, asked her what it was like to live with her craz In the book Spirit Walk by Richie Tankersley Cusick, a girl named Miranda moves to St. After accidently meeting her grandpa one night, her life is suddenly filled with ghosts and spirits that need her help.
I think that just the thought of someone having to talk to spirits and figure out the truth of the past is what kept me interested in the book because as I read, I would never know when she was going to talk to a ghost again. I was very anxious to see what a spirit would tell her about the mystery of how they died. The main character, Miranda Barnes, has a hard time trusting others to help her talk to spirits. You told them what happened? Miranda also never gives up.
Miranda just kept up with helping spirits because she knew it was the right thing to do. I have read many books of this genre and I like them alot because to me, none of them are ever the same. I think the theme of this book is learning to cope with disaster and trust others. The author made Miranda grow closer to her friends throughout the whole book until she was finally able to fully trust them. This book is like the book Born At Midnight by C. I gave the book Spirit Walk 4 out of 5 stars because I loved the characters of the story, what they had to go through, and all of the conflicts Miranda had to face.
Jan 24, Janie Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: This is a bind up of two books called Walk of the Spirits and Shadow Mirror. I did not find these to be as good as her Unseen series but they were good enough to read through both of them. Walk of the Spirits In this story we have Miranda who just survived hurricane Katrina and has moved to another town called St. Yvette and discovers that she has special talents to see, help and speak to the dead. At first she is pretty unsettled over this whole affair but gradually is able to handle things and h This is a bind up of two books called Walk of the Spirits and Shadow Mirror.
At first she is pretty unsettled over this whole affair but gradually is able to handle things and help those on the other side who have lost their way. In the midst of this she makes some great friends who try their best to help her while they put together a project called Walk of the spirits for school.
They learn a lot more about Miranda's abilities and who she is supposed to help. I think that this story is more plot driven with some good bits of history thrown in. It had a good tale to tell but I felt like it lacked depth and did not have enough action or excitement. I think it could have been so much more than it was. The love triangle in this story Between Gage, Miranda and Etienne just felt odd to me, kind of off.
It did not seem like any of them really wanted to fight for anyone which made it feel pretty unrealistic and really kind of non existent. The cast of characters were pretty good, with plenty of protagonists, but it lacked antagonists. I feel like a good story needs both good and bad characters to be successful. However, my favorite character ended up being Roo. She is quite the girl. She is strong, vocal, and sometimes annoying, but she knows what she wants and she is not afraid to speak her mind.
It really bothered me that there were no villains in this book and I think it would have been so much better with bad guys running amuck.
I rated this first story 3 stars because it flowed pretty well, and I feel there was enough to keep my interest and to continue on to the next story in the bind up. Shadow Mirror In this story we have all of the same characters plus a couple new ones, but still no villains of any kind.
This one I felt was better than Walk of the Spirtis. It has more action and excitement and still more plot driven than character driven. Miranda discovers new spirits that she needs to help by way of mirrors and a plantation called Belle Chandelle. I liked the premise of this story much more than the first story. I think it flowed better and had a better, more exciting tale to tell. A lot more was going on in this one and it had a creepier air to the story.
I do like how the story carried over from the other one and improved in doing so. It felt a bit more realistic.
The characters were pretty much the same although they did grow a little bit. I still think it would have been better if we would have had a villain of some sort in the story. The love triangle was still quite dull until more towards the end of the book, so it is not very memorable at all. I feel like the characters were just playing each other, and not just the ones in the love triangle. I rated this story a 4 star based on the excitement of the plot which gives my overall rating of the book a 3.
If you want a YA ghost story than this is probably good for you, but if you want a believable creepy tale you might need to try something else like her Unseen Series which I feel is much better than this one. Dec 09, Annika rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I liked the book overall. I mean, I didn't really expect the romance for whatever reason. I mainly wanted to read the book because of the whole mystery-solving-ghost-thing, not the romance. There wasn't that much, but I just really don't like it when the pans out like the main character moved to a place they've never been, and they magically meet a group of people where everyone evens everyone out.
Also, there was the fact that she met two apparently gorgeous dudes in the same group, and so nat I liked the book overall.
Also, there was the fact that she met two apparently gorgeous dudes in the same group, and so naturally, she was torn between the both of them, but she eventually chose the guy that snuck into her room on a seemingly nightly basis, which I consider creepy. I didn't really like how Miranda, once she found out about Etienne's scars and stuff, how like, she kept thinking about them, and feeling bad for him, and making a big deal about them.
I mean, I don't really have any scars, but I'm sure that I would feel annoyed at least if someone kept pointing them out and stuff. Plus there was the fact that he has bad memories that go along with having those scars, so pointing them out would remind him of said memories. I also thought it was weird how Gage seemed to automatically know that Miranda had sex with Etienne.
How does one know by instantly? I thought he was being a tad bit butthurt about the matter, I mean, Gage never actually did anything to indicate that he was interested in Miranda, or at least not that I remember reading. It was a good thing that he got over it quickly when she was in danger, but still.
And whatever happened to Ashley's crisis of boyfriends? Did she just ditch Kurt? Is she having an affair with Kurt?