Thursday, September 23, 2010

Book review: The Haunted

I was in the big library, one town over from me, and picked up The Haunted by Jessica Verday. This is the second in a series of three. The first book was The Hollow. I seldom do book reviews because I want to be completely honest when I review something, and I see so much written about being careful what is included in a review because one never knows who may be asked to write a blurb for her in the future.

I love the premise of this series which is based on Washington Irving's stories of the Headless Horseman. In all honesty, the Headless Horseman scared the bejeezus outta me growing up. I was intrigued by The Haunted but had things that I didn't like about it. I picked up The Hollow in hope that I would like it better; and I did.

I'm in love with love and this story has a very nice love story in it. The two main characters are so well suited for each other, well, if one ignores the fact that they can't touch. The plot, though simple, is very well done and there is a surprise. I couldn't put the book down and stayed up almost all night reading it, that says a lot to me about a book. The ending left several questions to be answered in the last book and at the same time ended on a good note, unlike the first book, and that was perhaps my main problem with the first book.

If you didn't like the first one, it's worth it to give it another chance and pick up The Haunted. And if you liked the first one; I think you'll love the second.

Let me know your thoughts and don't forget to check out the contest.


  1. I really enjoyed this series too. Not my favourite, but definitely one I'd recommend. It's a sweet and innocent love story with a twist!

  2. I'm liking innocence a lot more lately.

  3. I've heard of these books, but didn't know what they were about. Now I'll check to see if they're on my wish list.


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