Review: The Sinner by Amanda Stevens

by 9/27/2016 0 comments
I absolutely love Amanda Stevens and her Graveyard Queen series just keeps getting better in my opinion. I just finished up book five, The Sinner and I was on pins and needles throughout the entire novel, and very spooked from beginning to end. I've said it before, but it's still true, no one quite writes a novel like Amanda Stevens. She's got the most lyrical, languid style of writing and coupled with the eerie settings and ghouls and ghosts of her stories, it makes for delicious reading that will make the goose flesh rise on your skin.

Series: The Graveyard Queen, #5
My Rating: 5 ❀'s
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
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It's been a year since Amelia Gray and Devlin have parted, a year since the events at Kroll Cemetery, and Amelia is seeking a bit of a break from everything and is currently restoring a cemetery in Beaufort County. But she finds anything but peace and tranquility there. She finds, instead a body and a history in the small town that is straight out of a horror movie, filled with sadistic rituals, possession of the body and soul, sinister secret societies and she doesn't know who to trust. Like Amelia, I distrusted everyone throughout the novel. This is why I was on pins and needles throughout the entire book.

The more Amelia discovers and experiences, the less I trusted anyone. Most especially disturbing was Detective Kendrick, who Amelia was strangely drawn to, drawn to in a way that fascinated and frightened me (and Amelia for that matter) and I didn't know if he was friend or foe. What threw me off in this novel was I was expecting Devlin to at least appear in the story, and although he is present in the events, it's not in the way I expected, and I don't know what the future will hold for him and Amelia. Now I'm even more afraid than I was before reading the novel of what other horrors and tests and discoveries Amelia might face.

This is an enthralling series and each novel is better than the last. I love the style of the author, and the eerie settings, odd histories and intense characters just draw me further and further into this world. As much as I dread what might happen next, I also crave it, and I cannot wait to  read the next novel in this spooky and haunting series.

I received an ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Happy Reading,

Jewels E


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