Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review: The Visitor by Amanda Stevens

Title: The Visitor 
Author: Amanda Stevens
Series: Book Four in the Graveyard Queen
Published By: MIRA (March 29, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen.

Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price.


Years after their mass death, Ezra Kroll's disciples lie unquiet, their tormented souls trapped within the walls of Kroll Cemetery, waiting to be released by someone strong and clever enough to solve the puzzle. For whatever reason, I'm being summoned to that graveyard by both the living and the dead. Every lead I follow, every clue I unravel brings me closer to an unlikely killer and to a destiny that will threaten my sanity and a future with my love, John Devlin. 









Five Top Reason the Graveyard Queen Series and The Visitor is For You:

You love a rich atmospheric setting with all things that go bump in the night.

You love a hair raising, goosebump inducing ghost story that will have you looking over your shoulder and turning lights on in the middle of the day. 


You love a good spell binding, hauntingly addictive mystery that will keep you on your toes and eagerly turning the pages.

A swoon worthy romance that will simultaneously melt you into a pile of goo and break your heart.

Outstanding, beautiful writing that will suck you in and refuse to let you go. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

42 comments:

  1. Where is my copy? Wow this sounds super awesome. You posted your awesome read today and I posted about the awesome movie I saw. What a coincidence.

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  2. I've seen this one around a lot. I will have to look into the first book. Hmm, maybe close to Halloween. Don't judge me!! LOL

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    1. Halloween is a great time for this series. :)

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  3. You make a great case and compelling list for this series. Thanks for introducing me to this list!

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  4. Why have I not read this series yet?! I'm down for all five of those reasons!!! This is definitely up my alley. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

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  5. Question: Will the romance that melts me into a pile of goo and breaks my heart also mend it? I need an HEA or at least a happy for now ending to the romance Ali!!!!

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    1. Ummm, I don't know! It isn't over yet but I'm hoping so...

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  6. I've read her before Kindlemom, thanks for this great review!!

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    1. I hope you liked her Debbie and I'm glad you tried her!

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  7. The synopsis teems with mysterious intrigue; I like it! This series sounds amazing :D

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    1. It really is a good one and definitely creepy at times.

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  8. Reading your blog is one of the reasons I'll probably never get through my TBR pile! Great Review
    Tori @InToriLex

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    1. LOL I feel that way all the time. ;) Sorry! :P

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  9. This is on my horizon for this week and I can't wait to get back to this world. It has been too long.

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    1. I agree, it was good! Not what I was expecting at all but in a good way. The ending is killer though. ;)

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  10. I've been wanting to read this series. Though I'm a little afraid that maybe it's too creepy? I guess we'll see!

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    1. It is creepy but not too bad most of the time and not all the time.

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  11. These are all things I love! I'm so curious about this one now. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This sounds really good and you have definitely convinced me to give this series a shot!!

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  13. Well, hell's bells. Sounds good enough for me! :)

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  14. Omg you have read it *tries to take book*

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    1. LOL! This really is a fun series. ;)

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  15. I've been on the fence about this one, but now I know I *need* to read it!

    Simply Angela

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    1. Yay! I really do hope you love it.

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  16. OMG, I must read this book. Cemeteries!!!!

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    1. Yes that part of it is awesome and I so want to visit the places she goes!

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  17. I really liked this one, maybe not as much as the others but it was good!

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  18. Wasn't this good. I loved how creepy it all was, and Stevens visuals of the the entities gave me chills. I cannot wait for Sinner

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    1. Me too Kim! I need more after that ending!

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  19. So glad you enjoyed this one, Ali. I remember stumbling across this one because the cover and blurb looked interesting and I took a chance. Next thing I know I'm hooked. I just hope this one doesn't end on a cliffhanger. I hope to start this one soon.

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    1. It is a cliffhanger of sorts but nothing too terrible.

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  20. Ghosts and goosebumps and being scared reading it during the day? I can totally do that! You have intrigued me:)

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  21. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this Ali. I really enjoyed this series and its hard to believe we are finally getting a new installment. I can't wait to see what the Graveyard Queen has in store. I may have to go back and brush up on the series. :)

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    1. It goes over a lot without being too much so I think even if you didn't, you would be okay, or at least I was. ;)

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