The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer--the immortal Bobby Cross.Once and twice and thrice around,Put your heart into the ground.Four and five and six tears shed,Give your love unto the dead.Seven shadows on the wall,Eight have come to watch your fall:Ones for the gargoyle, ones for the grave,And the last is for the one youll never save.For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. Shes been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown.The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that wont let him die, and hes looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, theres going to ...
|Title||:||The Girl in the Green Silk Gown|
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|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown Reviews
Seanan McGuire is on my must read list whenever she publishes a new work. The Ghost Roads series falls in the enjoyable to read category for me. I think this book builds on the first one and creates more depth to Rose's story. I prefer some of the author's other series more (October Daye, Indexin, and to a lesser extent, InCryptid) and would recommend those first to other readers, but this is another solid undertaking. (It probably falls somewhere between 3 and 4 starts for me.) Even if you don' ...more
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown is the sequel to Sparrow Hill Road. Sparrow Hill Road tells us the story of Rose Marshall, the original Phantom Prom Date, murdered in 1952 by Bobby Cross and traveling the ghost roads meandering between daylight, twilight, and midnight and helping those she can along the way while trying to avoid Bobby Cross.
In The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Rose continues to try to evade Bobby and somehow find a way to end him. However, through a complicated and nefarious sch ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Holy cow, was that book a ride! I love Seanan McGuire (she's one of my favorite authors, if you hadn't noticed), and her Incryptid series is fantastic. I love that she's melded this ghost world into the Incryptid world, and chose to expand on Sparrow Hill Road's storylines. Sparrow Hill Road was originally a bunch of different short stories that got tied into a package deal, so while it is sti ...more
I received a free e-ARC through First to Read from the publishers at Penguin Random House. Seanan McGuire is one of my newer favorite authors, and my TBR officially includes everything she’s ever published. It will take me a while but, hey, I’m nothing if not a dedicated reader. There are mild spoilers ahead for Sparrow Hill Road.
Rose Marshall, famous hitchhiking ghost of Sparrow Hill Road, the Phantom Prom Date, and the Girl in the Green Silk Gown is locked in an ongoing afterlife battle with h ...more
I did not expect my favorite ghost story to meet up with (view spoiler)[Greek mythology (another fave) (hide spoiler)], but I am alllll for it. I felt that a little too much time was spent (view spoiler)[on the Ocean Lady trying to figure out how to 'kill' Rose again (hide spoiler)] and not enough time (view spoiler)[in the Underworld (hide spoiler)], but it's such a minor quibble that I'm not going to deduct any stars.
Also, the chapter where Rose meets (view spoiler)[Cerberus (hide spoiler)] wa ...more
"The idea of a dead teenager becoming an urban legend because she’s too stubborn to rest in peace is ridiculous. So is the idea of a dead man becoming a car, or a runaway being elevated to the position of queen by a highway that thinks for itself. We live in the ridiculous. If I start to object to it now, it might all come crashing down."
It's been so long since I read the first book that it took me a few chapters to get back into this but once I did I really enjoyed it. I have read all of Seanan ...more
The first book in the series, Sparrow Hill, originally was told as a serial and followed a non-linear timeline and while interesting it was hard to sink your teeth into the story. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, follows a linear timeline and picks up where Rose's story left off and McGuire delivered an engaging story that held me firmly in its grasp.
Rose Marshall once again finds herself in the crosshairs of Bobby Cross. Bobby has schemed and laid out the perfect trap for Rose. Can she along wi ...more
In 1952, Rose Marshall set out for her prom and instead became an urban legend, known to most as the Girl in the Green Silk Gown or the Phantom Prom Date. 60 years later, she's still sweet 16 and hitchhiking her way across America, helping travelers get to their destination unharmed or holding their hand to guide them in to the twilight. Her boyfriend Gary is now dead and has become a car in order to spend his afterlife with Rose, so their relationship (as well as the rules of being dead) is obv ...more