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  • Hardcover
  • 315
  • The Revenant
  • Sonia Gensler
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780375867019

10 thoughts on “The Revenant

  1. says:

    A generally solid historical murder mystery with ghosts dragged down a bit by a main character I really really disliked Will

  2. says:

    I have never reviewed a book written by a friend and colleague before I taught with Sonia and felt like I identified most deeply to Willie's struggles as a teacher Those self doubts will resonate with every teacher But this book is so much than a book about a teacherWillie comes alive from the first page when we discover she's a liarshe has run away from her family who wants her to leave school She's swiped another girl's teaching certif

  3. says:

    Eh There were two stories here three if you count the inevitable romance as its own arc and I think either tale might have worked but together they made the pacing all kinds of uneven and played off each other badly The out

  4. says:

    The Revenant is a historical fiction coming of age story peppered with mysterious and ghostly eventsThis story follows Willie who has assumes the name of her former classmate to become a teacher in Indian Territory to escape returnin

  5. says:

    I finished reading Sonia Gensler’s THE REVENANT last night and closed it with a sigh You know the feeling of finishing a book that’s just so good you worry that you won’t find another one you love as much for a long time? It’s one of those books and while I couldn’t put it down to make it last longer I was so sad to be finishedTHE REVENANT is a delicious blend of historical fiction mystery and ghost story set at a Cherok

  6. says:

    Interesting premises on this book girl murdered by drowning haunts Cherokee National Female Seminary in the mid 19th centuryWilhelmina Hammond is summoned home from school to help tend the family farm Resentful of the summons Willie assumes a classmates identity and takes off for Indian Territory Oklahoma to be a teacher at the Cherokee Nati

  7. says:

    This book was ok I wanted to read this book for the plot I love any type of hauntings or mysterious and it got even better when I found out there was people who'd been murdered I think in general that if there's some type of tragic

  8. says:

    A good historical novel about a non standard place a Midwestern Cherokee girls' school Moderately suspenseful Gothic ghost story with a bit of romance Major characters had at least a bit of three dimensionality to them that kept them from being entirely stock characters The plot was somewhat predictable but di

  9. says:

    Book 17 for 2011 There are so many things I loved about this bookI loved the setting of the girls' boarding school in Indian countryI loved the feel of the novel as it was so Libba Bray in the languageI loved the romance as it gave just enough to keep me wanting And most of all I loved that the main character had a who subplot of her own that made her so much deeper of a character The novel could have been an

  10. says:

    4 12 starsThis book is everything I wanted Saundra Mitchell's The Vespertine to be a well developed historical with fantasy elements an intriguing mystery and inspiring charactersBut the best part of this book wa

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The daughters of the Cherokee elite educated and wealthy than she and the school is cloaked in mystery A student drowned in the river last year and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in The students say her spirit haunts itWillie doesn. I finished reading Sonia Gensler s THE REVENANT last night and closed it with a sigh You know the feeling of finishing a book that s just so good you worry that you won t find another one you love as much for a long time It s one of those books and while I couldn t put it down to make it last longer I was so sad to be finishedTHE REVENANT is a delicious blend of historical fiction mystery and ghost story set at a Cherokee boarding school near the turn of the century When 17 year old Willemina Hammond arrives to take a teaching position it s under false pretenses but her phony identity soon becomes the least of her concerns when she s assigned to the bedroom of a former student who might have been murdered The students are convinced her ghost haunts the school and it seems to be growing ever violent As she struggles to carry out her role as teacher and gain the respect of her students Willie is pulled deeper and deeper into the mystery until her very life is at stakeThere is so much to love in this story characters who are complex and multi faceted especially the main character Willie who is at once strong spirited and flawed Her coming of age through the trials of this ghost storymystery is believable and poignant and at the same time the story sacrifices nothing in terms of its harrowing plot I was turning pages as fast as I could at one point then found myself going back to appreciate the gorgeous prose once I d found out what happenedThe writing in this book reminds me of the very best of Jennifer Donnelly s work stunning and seemingly effortless In fact I was bewildered when my cell phone rang while I was reading yesterday It took me a minute to remember that I wasn t actually curled up in the library of a 19th century boarding school I took the book with me when I went to rescue my husband whose car had died just in case there were any red lights along the way Teachers give this one to Donnelly fans for sure but I think it will also appeal to your supernatural romance readers and will be a perfect transition for those who have read their fill of Twlight esue titles and are looking for something You won t want to miss this book due out in June from Knopf

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When Willie arrives in Indian Territory she knows only one thing no one can find out who she really is To escape a home she doesn't belong in any she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female SeminaryNothing prepares her for what she finds there Her pupils are. Eh There were two stories here three if you count the inevitable romance as its own arc and I think either tale might have worked but together they made the pacing all kinds of uneven and played off each other badly The outer story Willie doesn t want to go home to the farm misses her dead papa whom she worshipped steals a classmate s teaching certificate and accepts a job in Indian Territory is where the magic never happened mostly because Willie is a spoiled bitch BUT the character who comes through when she s actually at the Seminary is much nuanced and interesting and it s a little difficult to reconcile both sides of her The inner story the Cherokee Nation and a ghost story was occasionally genuinely creepy although I did figure out the mystery such as it was a little too soon The concept of the inner story a death and haunting mixed up with the complexities of the Cherokee Nation in the 1880s was actually excellent barring Willie whose frame story just gets in the way why detract from cold rooms and mysterious tapping and girls being injured by a vengeful ghost while also backstabbing and vying for handsome boys with Willie s agony about not being able to get papers graded on time and worrying about discoverydismissal The I think it through the disappointed I am not only in the book in front of me which I finished so it was obviously not that bad but by the wasted potential lots of good stuff and a really original setting mixed up in poor busy plotting Sigh

summary The Revenant

't believe in ghosts but when strange things start happening at the school she isn't sure any She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her his past is cloaked in secrets Soon even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her somethin. This book was ok I wanted to read this book for the plot I love any type of hauntings or mysterious and it got even better when I found out there was people who d been murdered I think in general that if there s some type of tragic murder as a backstory it makes things interesting This book wasn t at all scary It was on the creepy side There were several instances where I went oh sh but nothing that kept me up at night I liked how the clues unfolded and the scenes about discovering the culprit freaked me out a bitWillie was alright She was always blushing which I found annoying But I guess girls back in the 1800 s had different opinions about what was considered inproper or not I downright hated Fannie especially towards the end She was a total biotch and part of me wanted the ghost to smack her in her over priviliged face I didn t like the end at all I liked how the whole mystery of Ella s death was solved and I thought this book was pretty good But then it goes on for 40 or so pages about boring housechores and newborn kittens I was like REALLY I felt like it should have ended after the whole discovery about the culprit and then maybe take on a few pages about the complications of Willie s future Also I hated the part of the end with Eli I liked Willie and his romance It was cute and a bit innocent It wasn t anything over the top or hoish It just seemed like two people who had a crush on each other but then the end crapped all over that view spoilerEli shows up at Willie s farm house He confesses how he s madly in love with her and proposes hide spoiler


About the Author: Sonia Gensler

I am a former high school teacher turned full time writer living in Oklahoma with my husband and my cat My books include THE REVENANT Knopf 2011 a ghostly mystery set at a Cherokee girls' school THE DARK BETWEEN Knopf 2013 a Gothic murder mystery set in Cambridge England and GHOSTLIGHT Knopf 2015 a contemporary MG mystery about a haunted house film project PLEASE NOTE I'm not assignin