Monday, April 11, 2011

The Haunted by Jessica Verday

Title: The Haunted

Author: Jessica Verday

Published: Simon & Schuster Children's, 2010

Pages: 467

Series: Book 2, The Hollow Trilogy

First Line: "I was so lost when Kristen left."

Summary: May contain spoilers! After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with by the bridge where her best friend drowned - the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead - Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, determined to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into schoolwork, perfume-making and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be able to help her get over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey is never going to truly be able to move on from Caspian and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side: for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. The two are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow and the famous legend that binds their fates - a legend whose true ending and dark truths they are only just beginning to guess...  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I really loved The Hollow so I was expecting even more great things from The Haunted.  Needless to say I was not disappointed.  I loved The Haunted just as much as I loved The Hollow.  Some of the questions opened up in the first book were answered in the second one.  Then there were questions opened up in The Haunted that I just cannot wait to have answered in the third and final book, The Hidden.

Once again Jessica Verday’s descriptive writing is fantastic and I absolutely loved it.  I think that the part I love the most is that she mentions the scents of things more than most authors and I am a person who relies on my sense of smell more than most.

Abbey is a really great main character, she’s not perfect and she’s not boring.  She’s pretty relatable and she just makes the book have a more realistic feel to it.  Caspian is a very interesting character, I look forward to finding out more about him.

I just found The Haunted to be a really good second book in the trilogy, it followed along from The Hollow amazingly and I cannot wait to read the third and final book where I hope all my questions will get answered so if you haven’t read this series yet then you should definitely check it out because it is amazing.

Source: Own book

Note: Scarlett was meant to do a joint review of this book with me but after two months of trying to read The Haunted she has decided she is going to give this one a did not finish rating as she just could not get into it.


  1. Great review. I loved the first book too. I already bought a copy of it, but I need to find the time to read it. ;)

  2. glad to hear it's just as good. i still need to crack open the hollow.


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