Novel: The Haunted
Author: Jessica Verday
Genre: Young Adult
An impossible truth. An impossible love.
After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with—the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead—Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all.
But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates—a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess....
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
I NEED THE NEXT BOOK! This series is one of my favorites, not the top one but in the top ten which considering how often I read means I loved it a LOT. The most important thing for me with second novels in series is that the story progress at a reasonable pace, the characters develop more fully and that I have a hard time putting it down even to remember that human beings need food to survive. Not only is this a wonderful series that is descriptive enough to pull me in but I love the concept and the characters. They have quirks I can imagine in my friends which makes characters more real for me. Making perfume, making metal lined necklaces and other personal interests are part of what makes this series so special for me. I never even thought about perfume making or scents before this novel because to be perfectly honest I can hardly ever smell anything. Now when I go through a store and see those beautiful little containers of perfume, I think of this series and I probably always will on some level. I love that and can hardly wait for the next novel! I am in the middle of so many series right now but this one continues to stand out for me. I just love it!