The Girl in the Green Silk Gown

The Girl in the Green Silk Gown Review

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:
One’s for the gargoyle, one’s for the grave,
And the last is for the one you’ll never save.
 
For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows.  She’s 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 won’t let him die, and he’s looking for the one who got away.  When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there’s going to be hell to pay—possibly literally.

Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight.  Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down?  Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker’s luck runs out?
               
There’s only one way to know for sure.
 
Nine will let you count the cost:
All you had and all you lost.
Ten is more than time can tell,
Cut the cord and ring the bell.
Count eleven, twelve, and then,
Thirteen takes you home again.
One’s for the shadow, one’s for the tree,
And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.

Title:The Girl in the Green Silk Gown

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  • Steven

    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 ...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    3.5 Stars This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Who the hell thought ghost spiders were necessary anyway. Rose Marshall is far from sweet sixteen and never been kissed.  She has b...

  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)

    I knew last month when I picked up "Sparrow Hill Road" I would be continuing the series soon (plus I had an arc that was about to expire so I was on a timeline). However, despite that, this is a book ...

  • Melliane

    3.5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI love Seanan Mcguire and the first volume came out a while ago and I did not think that we would have a sequel. Also, I was surprised and delighted to see t...

  • Kira

    3.5 starsOnce I started reading, I realized I remember almost nothing about Sparrow Hill Road. It turned out that was okay. It still flowed well with only remembering the basics of Rose's history and ...

  • Tammie

    For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She’s been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, some...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    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 hitc...

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    #1 Sparrow Hill Road ★★★★★#2 The Girl in the Green Silk Gown ???...

  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)

    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 pu...

  • Sarah

    I've become a huge fan of Seanan McGuire's books over the last couple of years and I was really excited when I found out we'd be getting to spend more time with Rose in The Girl in the Green Silk Gown...