Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Haunted

The Haunted
Author: Jessica Verday
The Hollow #2
Published by Simon Pulse
Pages: 467
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary: (From Goodreads)
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....

My Review:
The Haunted was an awesome novel, with a very certain creepy feel to it, that I loved. There's a certain almost gothic touch that wraps this book. Between Abbey's graveyard visits, Caspian, certain other characters, the love story, and the world that entangles the characters, The Haunted is not a book to miss.

 I was a big fan of The Hollow by Jessica Verday, but I did find that nothing really happend until the end. Everything seemed a little more on the anti-climatic side. I have to knock off half of a star for that reason for The Haunted, The Hollow's sequel, even though it did not happen so much with this novel.

 Other than that, I loved every bit of this book. I enjoyed how there was definitely more of the world that circles the characters in The Haunted, as well as some mysterious but intriguing (not to mention dangerous) new characters. I read with beady eyes to learn more and more about the mysterious D, the reasons behind Kristen's death, the new, creepy characters, and the world of Caspian.

 Abbey is your average main character. I do enjoy her, though, because she's an easy character to relate to, and her emotions are very present in this series. She also has an awesome hobby. I'm sorry, but her perfume making stood out to me. Isn't it just the most unique, awesome hobby in the world? All the details, and how it's really a part of the book, as well as a way for Abbey to understand her dreams and emotions. I've actually considered of dabbling a bit in perfume making myself, but I better hit the books, or rather, Google. I also loved reading about her plans for the shop, Abbey's Hollow, she wants to own someday.

I don't have much else to say about The Haunted, but I really loved it. If you were a fan of The Hollow, you'll love The Haunted. And if you have not picked up The Hollow, you should.

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