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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Haunted by Jessica Verday

Lately I have had the good fortune of reading the most wonderful, scrumptious books, and Jessica Verday didn't let me down with the second book in The Hollow Trilogy. 

From GoodReads: After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with by the bridge where her best friend drowned - the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead - Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, determined to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into schoolwork, perfume-making and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be able to help her get over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey is never going to truly be able to move on from Caspian and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side: for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. The two are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow and the famous legend that binds their fates - a legend whose true ending and dark truths they are only just beginning to guess...

The first book, The Hollow, left me tear-streaked and gasping for air.  I loved it, it was beautiful and captivating.  So when I picked up The Haunted (I hunted EVERYWHERE for it on release day! Wal-Mart didn't have it, Target didn't have it, and I live in a small town! Finally, a near-by library had just gotten it in! Thank you Rita for giving me this book before it was even in your system! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you for it!!) I had immensely high standards.  I expected it to move me in the same way The Hollow had....
While it didn't bring me to tears like The Hollow did, The Haunted did make me smile, laugh, blush, and gasp.  The twists and turns in this book, while sometimes expected in The Hollow, were exciting and unforseen in The Haunted.  All in all I would say that Jessica Verday turned up the heat in The Haunted and added a heaping spoonful of darkness, making this sequel a delicious success. 

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