The Abandoned (Graveyard Queen #0.5)The Abandoned by Amanda Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 flamess

I started reading The Restorer and got immediately hooked by the writing. About 40 pages in I realized that there was a prequel, and whaddayaknow, it was on my nook! hooray!

So I put The Restorer on hold and zipped through The Abandoned…or, I thought I would zip through it. It’s so well-written and enticing. I read it as quickly as I could. For a prequel, I like how it stands alone. It’s written in third person, but the rest of the series is in first person pov, so it’s a nice change.

Ree is volunteering in a psych hospital when her favorite patient dies, a lovely old woman named Miss Violet. But with her death, many strange things occur. Ree overhears her professor being blackmailed. She sleepwalks to a cemetery and acts out the a scene from a ghostly dream. She meets an amateur ghost hunter. And someone tries to kill her.

It’s much more of a suspense story than I thought I would get in just 66 pages. I’m so excited to dive back into The Restorer right now, that I can’t wait! I highly recommend this novella either as a stand-alone or as part of the Graveyard Queen series.

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