Author: Amanda Stevens
Series: The Graveyard Queen #6
Published by: MIRA
Publication Date: March 28, 2018
Shush…lest she awaken…
My name is Amelia Gray, a cemetery restorer who lives with the dead. An anonymous donor has hired me to restore Woodbine Cemetery, a place where the rich and powerful bury their secrets. Forty years ago, a child disappeared without a trace and now her ghost has awakened, demanding that I find out the truth about her death. Only I know that she was murdered. Only I can bring her killer to justice. But the clues that I follow—a haunting melody and an unnamed baby's grave—lead me to a series of disturbing suspects.
For generations, The Devlins have been members of Charleston's elite. John Devlin once turned his back on the traditions and expectations that came with his birthright, but now he has seemingly accepted his rightful place. His family's secrets make him a questionable ally. When my investigation brings me to the gates of his family's palatial home, I have to wonder if he is about to become my mortal enemy.
Damn. I hate to see this series come to an end. At least we got an ending though. There were a few years there after the 3rd book that gave me serious doubts that we would. Not only did we get an ending with The Awakening, it what a satisfying one at that.
I’ve always appreciated how practical and steady Amelia is. She often finds herself in creepy and at times horrific situations, but she uses her head instead of turning into a TSTL character.
The mystery in this book and how it brought everything from the beginning of the series together is done really well. There were a lot of questions surrounding Amelia and her … gift? … curse? … ability … that all come to a head, and thankfully they’re answered. The suspense, twists, and danger mixed with the eerie atmosphere kept me completely captivated and on the edge of my seat. There’s a lot of potential for stories like this to feel cheesy, but that is so not the case here.
The Awakening really is a worthy series finale, despite wishing there were a little more to the ending. I highly recommend this series, but it definitely needs to be read in order.
The 1st book is currently $1.99!