Friday, July 05, 2013

The Abandoned by Amanda Stevens


Every cemetery has a story. Every grave, its secrets. Enter the world of Amanda Stevens's Graveyard Queen series—where forbidden passion and secrets from the past are as restless as the ghosts—in the series prequel novella, The Abandoned. There are rules for dealing with ghosts. Too bad Ree Hutchins doesn't know them. When her favorite patient at a private mental hospital passes away, psychology student Ree Hutchins mourns the elderly woman's death. But more unsettling is her growing suspicion that something unnatural is shadowing her. Amateur ghost hunter Hayden Priest believes Ree is being haunted. Even Amelia Gray, known in Charleston as he Graveyard Queen, senses a gathering darkness. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ree is compelled to uncover an old secret and put abandoned souls to rest—before she is locked away forever…. Look for the other books in The Graveyard Queen series: The Restorer, The Kingdom and The Prophet, available now.

The 411 by Maria:

I read this at the beach with the family yesterday. It is awesome! My nickname is Ree with my family and it is also my email address name which made reading it even more fun. It is a short story, only 73 pages but a fun read nonetheless.

This is a prequel to the Graveyard Queen series which I am excited to start reading. My Need to Read list is way too long.

In this book we have Ree we is a volunteer at a psychiatric hospital, Hayden who is a ghost hunter and cemetery restorer, Amelia Gray.  When one of Ree's favorite patients passes she is suddenly dragged unwillingly into a conspiracy due to overhearing a conversation with a doctor and another man who ends up dead!  There are many secrets surrounding the hospital and the Oak Grove Cemetery and when Ree suddenly starts sleep walking and being followed by a ghost, they must find out the history of Ilsa and Violet Tisdale and the cemetery before someone gets hurt or worse.

Oak Grove Cemetery has been a hot spot for ghost hunters with much activity being reported hopefully together the characters can find out what is going on and how they can help the spirits that walk the grounds.

I found the book interesting. As a fan of the paranormal, I am excited to see how what Amelia finds once she starts restoring the cemetery.

Book Trailer for the book can be found at The Graveyard Queen


Disclaimer: There is no one to thank. I read this and wanted to share it with my readers.

1 comment:

  1. This book is right up my alley. I really love scary stories and after reading your review, I will be looking into the whole Graveyard Queen Series. Sounds like a thrilling read. I got chills just watching the trailer :)


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