Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: The Stubborn Dead by Natasha Hoar

Title: The Stubborn Dead
Author: Natasha Hoar
Series: Prequel to the Lost Souls Series
Published By: Carina Press (Jan. 23, 2012)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 Rachel Miller thought her next job was a run-of-the-mill haunting. As a member of the Order of Rescue Mediums it's her duty to release trapped spirits from the earthly realm. But when called to client Sylvia Elkeles's house, she finds a wraith who doesn't act like he should.

The Order considers the wraith an extreme threat and Rachel may be forced to use a barbaric ritual to free him—a ritual that comes with a heavy personal price. If she fails to humanely release the wraith, she'll have her supernatural abilities bound.

When Janus Ostara—local supernatural mob boss—shows up demanding her attention, and Sylvia keeps secrets that may place Rachel in mortal danger, she doesn't need her abilities to know something darkly sinister is at play.

Between uncovering Sylvia's disturbing motives, and avoiding Janus, Rachel has enough on her hands without dealing with a wraith who may not realize he's supposed to be dead... 

My Review:

This was such a fun read! I wasn't sure what to expect and really didn't expect a whole lot of action in a short story but I was wrong, this story was chocked full of action and mystery and just down right good ghostly fun.

This was a fabulous prequel. I really enjoyed reading about Rachel and the Order, Kit and Janus and well as the evil Mr. Grey and of course no one could forget the wraiths. I am so intrigued with exactly what powers or abilities Rachel may have that she doesn't know about. Why there are people out there that want her.

I can tell that this will be a really fun series to start and I completely plan on buying the first book when it comes out.

This prequel will suck you into Rachel's world and leave you wanting more.

If the author can make me this excited over a series with just a short story then I can't wait to see what the first book will hold!

I truly hope I won't be disappointed but something tells me that I will have nothing to worry about and that the first book will live up to my expectations.


  1. Love a good ghosr story just curious though when I saw the publisher my experience with A Clockwork Christmas was filled with lots and lots of sexy time. How about this one?

  2. Nope, no sex in this at all. There was hardly any swearing either which was a nice change in an adult UF.

  3. I reviewed and loved this too..I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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