Wednesday, August 1, 2012

April's review of 'The Haunted' by Jessica Verday

The Haunted (The Hollow #2) by Jessica Verday
Publication Date: August 31, 2010 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Number of Pages: 467
Format: Hardcover 
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Description:  An impossible truth. An impossible love.

After months 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...

I wasn't impress anymore than I was impress with the first book. Even though I'm not familiar with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I love how the series connects to it. I just couldn't really connect to Abbey. I tried I really did. And I can't even really ship Abbey and Caspian. Even though I did started to like them better towards the end of this book. Though I did start to like them, I don't understand. Yes you can't help who you love, but he is a ghost. What kind of future does Abbey think she can have with him?  I do wish Abbey and Ben would of got together.

I thought this book was pretty much boring. I kept reading so to get through the book. It wasn't till the end of the book that things got interesting. We finally learned who killed Kristen, and honestly I'm still a little disappointed in that. I thought there would be more to it. And we got to see some of Caspian's childhood. Even though we know he died in a car wreck, I still want to know what exactly happen. 

I have an issue with timing. You're reading one scene and she ends it with a thought, and next thing you know it's weeks later. It just didn't flow right with me. I'll read the last book just to see how everything plays out. 

Rating: 3/5 

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