Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review: The Ravenous Dead by Natasha Hoar

Title: The Ravenous Dead
Author: Natasha Hoar
Series: Book Two in the Lost Souls Series
Published By: Carina Press (July 16, 2012)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal 
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 This time the dead are hungry…

Rachel Miller doesn't just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.

A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel's mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she'll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?

My Review:

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Stubborn Dead, while it too was a shorter read it was completely action packed and just an amazingly fun read, which is why I knew the sequel was going to be just as good and hopefully answer some of my questions and (meet my expectations) from the first one.

Of course I had nothing to worry about as far as meeting my expectations went, this story opens with Rachel and Kit (yay so glad we get more of him) training and trying to discover more about his condition as a rodach and of course to rid the world of the bad guys and there are some pretty nasty bad guys in this one..a reaper. Someone who feeds off of and steals others souls.

We get some new characters in this one as well. Luke, a half vamp who is very mysterious and not what he seems.

We also start to see a little something (maybe) develop between Rachel and Kit. Of course, that could have just been my wishful thinking too.

Once again this short story is chocked full of adventure and lot and lots of action. And while a few of my questions from the first book were answered in this one, I think I left with more questions than ever before and I can't wait until the next installment to see if they are answered.

I wanted this one to be longer! But it is the perfect read when you want something packed full of a little bit of everything that you can finish in a short amount of time.

I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next.


  1. Another series that I have not started. I can't keep up. This sounds like it is worth trying out, although it is out of my normal genre. I am still trying to read different genres than my usual. Thanks for your review.

  2. Trying new things is always a good thing!
    Thanks for stopping by Steph!