Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The visitor - Amanda Stevens

Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price.

Years after their mass death, Ezra Kroll's disciples lie unquiet, their tormented souls trapped within the walls of Kroll Cemetery, waiting to be released by someone strong and clever enough to solve the puzzle. For whatever reason, I'm being summoned to that graveyard by both the living and the dead. Every lead I follow, every clue I unravel brings me closer to an unlikely killer and to a destiny that will threaten my sanity and a future with my love, John Devlin. 

My thoughts:
It has been 3 years since the last book and how I have missed this series. I like the eerie feel to it, I would not call it horror. It doesn't give me any chills, but it's a nice southern Gothic mystery.

Amelia is haunted by things that happened in book 3. But at least she has Devlin now..but alas he has secrets, and I would love to get to the bottom of those secrets. Maybe in the next book. He is just so, no this is not real.

The mystery to solve is what happened to someone called Ezra Kroll and the people in the colony. And why is she getting dragged to solving that by something she can not control? Ohhh, nice, oh those ghosts. Amelia does not have it easy, there are things after her, it gets dark, it gets suspenseful, and the secrets never stop coming.

Conclusion:
This is a great series, and you should totally read it. 

Cover
meh

Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Mira
Graveyard Queen #4
Paranormal mystery
Own


40 comments:

  1. Boring cover of boringness.

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  2. I'm still in a funk, u struggle with fantasy too. But since this is dark and broody, I might get into it. I've been wondering how Devlin is doing after being revived

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  3. I agree. The cover does look a little meh, but I try not to judge them. (Even though I sometimes do. >.>) At any rate, it seems like it was a satisfying conclusion to the series for you. I like books with a little bit of spook factor, so I might just have to look into this one.

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

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    1. I do judge, but only if I am at a bookstore or the library ;)
      I liked the previous co vers better

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  4. I saw this one another blog, can't remember which, and I'm a little intrigued by it. I'm not normally an urban fantasy fan, but I may have to check out this first book in the series.

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  5. I am gonna try this series out in the fall. I just cannot read any type of horror books this time of the year.

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  6. Might not be a horror, but it sounds wonderfully suspenseful. I haven't heard of this series before, I'll have to look it up.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I like the suspense, and paranormal aspect of it :D

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  7. Yay for dark and suspenseful :)

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  8. Sounds super dark and eerie....but still good.

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  9. Had to scroll back up to see why cover was rated meh! Seems like you have a series here you really enjoy.

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  10. I cannot wait for the next one. So glad we don't have to wait as long for that one.

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  11. I liked the atmosphere in the first book as well. Not that scary, but it gave me the creeps anyway.

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    1. I read it on a sunny day so no creeps, lol

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  12. I snagged the first book to the series. I love how you describe it as southern gothic. Nice review!

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  13. I've seen a few of yall who loved this one. The cover is a spot creepy.

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  14. I liked this one a bit less than the others but it was a nice one

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  15. oh I love Gothic mysteries and haven't read one in the longest while.

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  16. I haven't read this author in awhile, but this sounds good.

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  17. I'm not really a fan of mysteries or ghosts so probably not one for me.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  18. I like when books are written that good. But I don't think I could read it with the eerie chills. lol. I'm goofy like that. :)

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  19. This is a series that I need to read. I didn't realize there was such a large gap between books. Makes me glad I waited. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Yes the author had some personal away time

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  20. Wow. From the book description, I never would have realized it is a series. Very interesting.

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