Saturday, September 4, 2010

Krista's Haunted Review

Time for another guest review! My friend Krista and I are HUGE fans of Jessica Verday's "The Hollow" and we have been on the edge of our seats and biting our nails for a whole year waiting for "The Haunted"! It has finally arrived and Krista gobbled this one up quickly! 
 Thank you Krista for a great review!! I still might write my review too when I am done with this one!

Synopsis from
An impossible truth. An impossible love.
After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with--the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead--Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all.
But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates--a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess....
Krista's Review

In most cases 2nd novels for me are usually a big disappointment. I fall in love with the first book in a new series, but when the next book comes out, it just isn't as exciting as the first. The Haunted proved me wrong. Abbey and Caspian's relationship (how will this work?), the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, delving deeper into Abbey's perfume making hobby, new questions raised, and being introduced to new characters (and revisiting the returning ones) guaranteed I was sucked into this book just like the first one. I tried to make this book last (I really did) but I was totally weak here. Absolutely no willpower whatsoever. I am absolutely hooked -- I really want to know where this story is going to take me and I hope that I will not have to wait another whole year to find out!! 
This title DEFINITELY qualifies for a double bookworm seal of approval!!!