Title: The Curse of Ravenscourt

Series: American Girl Mysteries

Author: Sarah Masters Buckey

Publishers: American Girl Publishing Inc

Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery, Historical

Format: Paperback

Pages: 181

Release Date: March 1st 2005


My Rating: 4/5

Summery: Samantha is excited about her family’s stay at a fancy new “apartment-hotel” – until she learns there’s a terrible curse on the building’s owner! As soon as Samantha arrives, one thing after another goes alarmingly wrong. Is it the curse – or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt?

My Review: This was a very interesting mystery. Samantha and her family had to move to a hotel and Nellie was terrified of being there because the man that ran it was cursed. But being there Samantha realises the curse may be real as she starts to uncover all the strange goings on.

One thing I loved about it was that Samantha was so determined to solve everything and find another solution that may not be the curse. She was scared at times but always carried on investigating. When Bridget and Jenny get sick and only want Nellie she steps back kindly even though she wanted to help, i loved that Samantha was mature in that situation.

The mystery itself wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be, I sometimes find that page one I know everything however with this one I didn’t at all solve it right away. I had my own suspicions of who was causing trouble but it progressed as it went through really well.

If you like a mystery and an easy quick read then I do think you’d like this one it’s written really well and is very enticing throughout.