Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2) by Kate Milford

Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2)

Welcome back to the irresistible world of Greenglass House where thirteen-year-old Milo is, once again, spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul.

Details Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2)

TitleGhosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Holiday, Christmas

Reviews Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2)

  • Skip
    Milo and his adoptive parents are planning for a quiet Christmas, with a single guest about to leave when Georgie and Clem seek sanctuary. Then, a group of carolers show up from the nearby asylum and some property is stolen, including a mysterious map. Once again, Milo conjures up an alter ago (Tenjin), when joined by his friend Meddy/Sirin to solve the crime, and identify the guilty. There is a lot of Nagspeake folklore. I thought the book was t...
  • Brandy Painter
    Fans of the first Greenglass House book will be happy to see most of their favorite characters return here. In a many ways the plot rehashes a lot of what was done in the first book. I found myself not quite as into it as I was expecting. There are a lot of extraneous details, and at times the plot feels confused and jumbled. Milford's descriptive prose is in evidence throughout the book and it does have a very grounded sense of place.
  • Shelley
    Rounding up a 4.5. Milo is back, it's the next Christmas break, and there's new people with new mysteries to unravel--plus some old friends. This wasn't quite as atmospheric and amazing as the first, but it was a very worthy follow up. I loved seeing Georgie and Clem again, and Milo's parents remain relatable and awesome. I really appreciated seeing Milo struggle with well meaning adults who ultimately make him feel like "actual Chinese person" d...
  • Brenda
    Originally posted at Log Cabin LibraryE ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreeLineOpening lines: "Frost was pretty much the worst. It was like a promise with nothing behind it. It was like not enough icing on a cookie, not enough butter on toast."Milo is once again getting ready to spend his winter vacation at Greenglass House, but his holiday gets off to a rocky start. Not only is he cranky about the lack of snow, he's also distressed over an inciden...
  • Jennifer Linsky
    About once a year -- twice, if it's a _very_ good year -- I find a book that makes me run about to everyone I know (and who will stand still for long enough) and press that book into their hands, exclaiming, "This is so good! Read this!"A couple of years ago, that book was Greenglass House, by Kate Milford. In the ensuing years, I have read, I believe, everything which Kate has published, and even established a friendly acquaintanceship with Kate...
  • Lori
    NOTE: I received an advanced readers copy from Net Galley of this book.I absolutely love all of Kate Milford's books for many reasons - depth of characters, unique settings, intricate plots - and Ghosts of Greenglass House has all of these and more. Readers don't necessarily have to have read the first book, however they will find it much more satisfying when reading #2 if they have the first book since certain plot points and characters make rea...
  • Aaron
    Honestly, I could not immerse myself in this story as much as I did the first one. The first half of the book seemed to dawdle a little bit. I did enjoy the last half as the mystery started to ignite a little more. The Pine family runs Greenglass House as an inn for smugglers. The setting itself is creative, unique and almost the most intriguing character in the book. Young Milo Pine and a friend work to solve a mystery featuring a kooky set of s...
  • Lara
    What a pleasure to see all these characters again. While the plot is a little hackneyed, the fact that the characters acknowledge it in the story (oh great, another mystery involving our houseguests at Christmas! What are the odds?) makes it acceptable. I also (as a cousin to two adoptees) found Milo's struggles with identity and how the world views him to be honest and moving.Have I mentioned how much I'd really like to play Odd Trails?
  • Andrea
    I loved this sequel! I think the author is doing great things with diversity, adoption narratives, childhood emotion, family dynamics, moral gray areas, and the enduring power of friendship. That is a LOT of stuff but I really loved all of it. I didn’t think it could compare to Greenglass House, but it definitely held up.
  • Amie
    This was good, but the first one is my favorite of the two.
  • Clay
    This isn't a stand alone and I'd encourage interested readers to pick up the excellent Greenglass House #1 first, but it's a solid follow-up, with--no spoiler 'cause it's in the title--more than one ghost, another challenging mystery for main-character Milo, plus thoughtful interchanges about what it's like to be adopted and the challenges of being a Chinese-born child with white parents. Recommended to Greenglass fans.
  • Sydney
    Great sequel, loved the mystery in it.
  • Ticklish Owl
    If you liked this book, you might also enjoy:✱ Bluecrowne (read before The Left-Handed Fate)✱ The Left-Handed Fate✱ Spirit's Key✱ The Key to Extraordinary
  • Diana Rose
    This sequel to Greenglass House totally lived up the the expectations I had after reading Greenglass House. I loved Greenglass House, and I loved Ghosts of Greenglass House as well! The plot line was very reminiscent of the first book, but Milford has managed to craft another captivating Christmastime mystery at the Pines' inn with plenty of new Nagspeake folklore. She brings back old characters as well as introduces a whole slew of unique suspe...
  • Angie
    We are spending another winter break at Greenglass House with Milo and his collection of unusual guests. This year Milo is feeling a bit down after a couple of incidents at school and the fact that Meddy hasn't been around since last Christmas. This year Greenglass House has only one guests, Emmet, a painter studying the stained glass in the house. Then Clem and Georgie show up. Seems they decided to do one last heist before Clem marries Owen and...
  • Misti
    It's been a year since a group of mismatched strangers showed up at Greenglass House and upended Milo Pine's quiet family holiday. Now, the holidays are rolling around again, and Milo is anxious for the inn's lone guest to leave. But soon, more guests arrive -- some old friends, some new strangers. What brings them to Greenglass House this time? And will Milo's friend Meddy put in an appearance, or is she gone for good?I found this book a little ...
  • Diane Close
    This was a mixed bag for me. It was definitely an enjoyable read overall. I went into it dreading the appearance of a jumbled mass of ghosts, per the title. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it referred to (view spoiler)[only one new ghost, and was mostly meant to represent the concept of anonymity and physical disappearances (hide spoiler)]. Unlike the last book, this one took place mainly in one room, with some action extending to the seco...
  • Aud
    I debated over 3 and 4 stars for a long time but.....I really, really loved the first "Greenglass House" book, and this one just feels a little disappointingly derivative. The kids use the same methods for solving the mystery, we already know who a lot of the characters are (that was the most fun part of the first book, but now, those secrets are laid pretty bear), and the Live Action Role Playing doesn't seem as seamlessly integrated into the pl...
  • Katie
    Like book 1, it's an intriguing mix of history, family issues (esp. adoption), puzzle mastery, piracy & thievery, folklore, very light paranormal, steampunk thread, and Christmas. Naming, wordplay and vocabulary expansion are Milford's strong suits & this story showcases all of them. Especially delightful are the names of the devices, exploits, & tools the MC and sidekick derive from the historical tomes they unearth. "Clear-Sighted Perspicacity,...
  • Jennybeast
    This is a delicious sequel to Greenglass House, and a surprise in so many ways. First, I didn't think Greenglass was going to have a sequel -- truly it can stand alone, but I also didn't expect that Milford would be able to infuse quite as much mysterious and magical delights into a second book, and I was astonished to find that she could. It's a bit of a challenge this one if you haven't read the first -- I kept having to try and remember who al...
  • Robyn
    A rocky beginning is nearly forgotten by the time the adventure ends. | I'm a big fan of Kate Milford. She's on the short list of middle grade authors I recommend regularly, and I watch out for anything new she puts out. But inevitably, despite my joy at a new Milford work finally being in my hands, I find her books very difficult to get into. I start them, and I just can't find any interest in what's happening, or in the characters. This is espe...
  • Lisa Straubinger
    When I selected this title I knew it was the second in the series. I intentionally chose to not read the first book. I wanted to see if this title stood on its own or if you needed to read the first book in order to understand what was going on in this story. This book not only stands on its own, but now I want to go back and read the first one! Milo is hoping for a quiet Christmas holiday at his family's inn, Greenglass House. To his initial dis...
  • Celeste_pewter
    I'll admit that I was actually a little wary about reading Ghosts of Greenglass House. I haven't had the best luck with follow-up novels, and I was worried that the magic I felt when reading Greenglass House would take a hit, if Ghosts couldn't compare. Well, I was wrong. Without giving too many spoilers away - we're still an entire summer and several months away from publication - Milford brings readers back to Greenglass House. Milo is in a sim...
  • Jayce Senter
    It’s so hard to review books that you love this much. How do I give an accurate portrayal of the story without building it up to something it can’t live up to? I adored Greenglass House when it came out and I jumped at the ARC. This sequel did not disappoint. I spent every spare minute this weekend reading this book and I didn’t want it to end. Needless to say, it’s worth a read. AUTHOR: Kate MilfordGENRE: Mystery/Horror (ghosts and all) ...
  • Lucie Ferguson
    Once again, Kate Milford takes us into the cozy wintertime world of Greenglass House. Another band of mysterious guests has descended upon the inn, and the feisty smugglers Clem and Georgie are in a predicament that Milo can't help but try to solve.The world of Nagspeake is so welcoming that I want to live in it forever - especially in Greenglass House, which is always full of warmth and excitement (and seemingly endless hot chocolate). The town'...
  • Virginia Mcgarvey
    There is no snow, only frost. Milo is gloomily trying to settle into his winter break at his family’s inn, and forget about school and the teacher that likes to draw attention to Milo, much to his chagrin. The only guest at the inn is an art student that is determined to paint every stained glass window in the inn. Then the bell rings, just as it did last year, this time announcing the arrival of Georgie and Clem and when Waits arrive, he knows...
  • Jennifer
    Ghosts of Greenglass House, the follow-up to Greenglass House, will not disappoint fans of the first book. It has the same cozy Christmas atmosphere and many of the same characters. There were two things I really liked about this second installment and one minor complaint. First, the things I loved. Kate Milford expanded the universe and lore of Nagspeake in a wonderful way. The descriptions of the Liberty, her inhabitants, and her history (real ...
  • Catherine
    This second novel of Greenglass House is filed with the same blend of mystery and adventure, ghosts and folklore. It’s a year since the events of last Christmas and Milo is thinking it will be a quiet family holiday at their family inn, Greenglass House, once their one guest checks out. But then thieves Clem and Georgie return to hide out after they are double-crossed when searching for a mysterious map. Then a motley group of carolers end up s...
  • Tracey
    Look at that cover! These books are so perfectly created for cooler weather and comfy reading. As an educator, I believe motivation is key to developing life-long readers, so I love an inspiring cover. Again, in this sequel, we meet Milo and Meddy during the winter holidays at Greenglass House. They are off on another adventure involving strange house guests, ghosts, and missing objects. In addition to a fun, twisty mystery, though, this book beg...