Rating: 5 stars
Series: Graveyard Queen #4
***There will be spoilers for the previous books***
I waited years for this book to finally be released. It was definitely a wise decision to reread the other books first since the overarching storylines were central to the plot in this. It took a while for the story to get going. The beginning explored Amelia and Devlin’s relationship since he was no longer haunted. While Devlin was off dealing with some personal issues, Amelia found an old stereoscope in her house, which eventually led to a creepy, demented mystery involving a bizarre family. That family had an old, unique cemetery on their property, and they wanted Amelia to restore it. The history surrounding the cemetery was very dark, which resulted in some evil entities. The mystery wound up being very personal to Amelia, but I won’t reveal how.
After Amelia and Devlin survived the grey at the end of the last book, things were definitely changing. Devlin was finally free from his ghosts, but was he really the same as he had been before? He was more secretive than ever. Amelia’s abilities were changing and drawing more attention from the supernatural world.
The tone was different than in the other books, and it was hard to get into at first. Amelia and Devlin were finally free to be together, but things were not as simple as they seemed. In some ways they were closer than ever, but in others they were more distant than ever before. Devlin’s ties to the Coffin and the Claw along with his denial of all things supernatural were slowly driving them apart. I still like them together, but they didn’t seem as connected as before.
The supernatural aspects were much creepier, and those were my favorite parts of the book. There was such an eerie vibe associated with everything and everyone involved in the mystery. By the end I was completely sucked in. I think this is the best book in the series so far. More was revealed about the characters, but there is a lot more to learn. I can’t wait to get the next book, and the wait won’t be long since it comes out in the fall.
Thanks so very much to Netgalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!!!