THE LIBRARY FINALLY FOUND THIS BOOK! If you follow along my journey of reading, you may know the background of my book addiction (what, someone who writes book reviews has a book addiction?) and how it latched onto this series. And how I got a phone call from my local library about how this book was missing. I read it in an evening and am now a very happy reader.
The Awakening picks up again with Amelia Grey, the ghost seer. This is the 6th and, currently, the last book in the Graveyard Queen series. This book takes place a few weeks after the Visitor and Amelia is still scarred from the events of that last night. Now she is working on an old graveyard in Charleston where the wealthy bury those whom they don’t want to have a known association with.
I highly recommend this book series, and I think this book was a great way to end the series. It leaves the story open enough that if Amanda Stevens wanted to add more books the readers wouldn’t be shocked. If you enjoy Paranormal or Fantasy series or Mysteries, this could be a series for you.
Okay, now for the nitty-gritty. SPOILERS ABOUND BELOW. SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS
There. You were warned.
As I have discussed before (see this page), there is something about this series that has just drawn me in, and this book was no exception. When I was left bereft I went searching for reviews to try to get an idea of what I was missing. I found a number who did not enjoy this book. They talked about how Amelia came off as a stalker and what she did made no sense.
I don’t agree with any of those reviews. If you jumped into this series on this book, without reading any of the previous 5 previous books, yes. You would think that. You wouldn’t have seen the character development, understood that she didn’t start out doing that. She started to sneak around as she realized that, sometimes, that is the only way she can learn what is going on. So many things manipulate her life.
I really love that Devlin came back. And, yes, I think they always loved each other and from the start something like this would happen. I don’t like it, but it does make sense for their characters.
Do I think the ending was rushed? Yes. There are still a lot of unanswered questions. In someways the pace mimicked real life. But we don’t get to see Devlin and Amelia reconnect to the same depth that they once did, which could echo to how little they have both changed in regards to one another. And we don’t get to see or understand what the big evil is.
While this could be the end, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is at least one more book. And I don’t think Amelia is done seeing ghosts. I don’t think that will be over that quickly. I think at times she will be able to turn her abilities off, but I don’t think they will always be gone.
AND YAY BABY! I need to go reread that last chapter to see if I can fully pick up on the hints. But yay.
So, those are my thought on this book. Let me know what you think! Please like and subscribe if you want to read more from me.