The Abandoned [NOOK Book]

Overview


Every cemetery has a story. Every grave, its secrets. Enter the world of Amanda Stevens's Graveyard Queen series—where forbidden passion and secrets from the past are as restless as the ghosts—in the series prequel novella, The Abandoned.

There are rules for dealing with ghosts. Too bad Ree Hutchins doesn't know them.

When her favorite patient at a private mental hospital passes away, psychology student Ree ...

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The Abandoned

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Overview


Every cemetery has a story. Every grave, its secrets. Enter the world of Amanda Stevens's Graveyard Queen series—where forbidden passion and secrets from the past are as restless as the ghosts—in the series prequel novella, The Abandoned.

There are rules for dealing with ghosts. Too bad Ree Hutchins doesn't know them.

When her favorite patient at a private mental hospital passes away, psychology student Ree Hutchins mourns the elderly woman's death. But more unsettling is her growing suspicion that something unnatural is shadowing her.

Amateur ghost hunter Hayden Priest believes Ree is being haunted. Even Amelia Gray, known in Charleston as he Graveyard Queen, senses a gathering darkness. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ree is compelled to uncover an old secret and put abandoned souls to rest—before she is locked away forever….

Look for the other books in The Graveyard Queen series: The Restorer, The Kingdom and The Prophet, available now.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426888861
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Graveyard Queen Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 70,417
  • File size: 398 KB

Meet the Author


Amanda Stevens lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and a black cat named Lola. She is an avid reader, a fledgling taphophile, and a collector of Alfred Hitchcock memorabilia. When she’s not writing, she likes taking road trips through the South. You can find her online at amandastevens.com

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 14, 2011

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    REALLY, IS THAT ALL SHE WROTE ?

    This is a good book and I enjoyed reading it but is it seriously worth $2.99 ? Not ! It's only 66 pages, that's like 3 Chapters in a book. I plan to read The Restorer since I liked the story line. I sure hope it's longer.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    What

    60 pages long

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

    Great, but has little to do with the series...

    I don't know how to rate this novella. On its own, I'd give it a 4/5 because it's a really great read that will have you reeling after it concludes. It's very short, but packed with suspense and is extremely creepy. It does leave the reader with many questions though, but as it's a prequel, I was under the impression that the answers would be revealed in The Restorer. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Actually, the prequel and The Restorer seem to have little in common aside from the fact that Oak Grove Cemetery is a hotspot for activity, Amelia and Devlin are characters in both stories, and there is a mysterious group of elite that go by the name of The Order of the Coffin and the Claw. Yet, neither Amelia nor Devlin play a big part in the prequel, as they do in The Restorer, and The Order is never fully explained in either text. While the cemetery is eluded too through unexplained events, that too is vaguely touched upon in the prequel. Instead, The Abandoned deals with two main characters, Ree and Hayden-a student and a paranormal investigator. While the story surrounding these two characters is interesting and even frightening, it is not fully concluded, and these characters and events are never mentioned in The Restorer, making me wonder what the real purpose of the novella plays in the series. It is apparent that those in The Order of the Coffin and the Claw take part in scary rituals and delve in the dark arts, covering up for each other, but anything beyond that is still a mystery.

    I really did like the novella but, after having read The Restorer, I am saddened that there is not more of a connection between the two stories. Of course, I suggest reading The Abandoned, but keep in mind that it really isn't a precursor of events in the main novel and, therefore, not mandatory to understand The Restorer. Either way, I did enjoy The Abandoned; I just wish it had more to do with the actual story in The Restorer. Three and a half stars for this novella!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    The Abandoned

    My biggest problem with this book was that it just seemed too short. I liked the plot and characters and was left wanting more. Having just read some of the other reviews, it has come to my attention that this is a prequel to a series. I'll have to go take a look at the other books in the series. Maybe those will be a bit (longer) more to my taste. :)

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    novella

    I enjoyed the author's first book in the Graveyard Queen set so thought I'd enjoy this intro. It was ok but didn't truly meld with the other book. We'll see if the next one pulls it all together. If you like stories set in Charleston SC, you will enjoy these books.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    short

    66 pages deleted

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    I enjoyed this story. It held my interest more than any shorter

    I enjoyed this story. It held my interest more than any shorter nook book has. I wish it were longer. There are a couple of grammatical and formatting issues, but other than that, I think it was written well.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Enjoyed this book

    I really enjoyed this book and was skeptical if I would as ghost stories are usually dumb and of no interest to a nonbeliever of such nonsense. The book however was well written, flowed well and was easy to get into the characters. It was short but contained enough history and suspense to keep you entertained and to explain the concept of the story and to introduce you to the characters in the following book. I will definately read the next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Hdhehsh

    Yfyduf

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    63 page prequel

    Not sure I want to continue the series but enjoyed this short book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    good book

    Violet was in the hospital when Dee had been working for 2 months. Miss Violet had passed away. She went to the police station but Devlin had to go into the hall. They were talking and the third guy was Dr. Farrante also. Tisdale was murder in his house that morning. Dee was in Hayden's apartment because she was afraid that someone is going to get her. Hayden and her were having sex . Hayden put a needle in her and put her into his car. Was their and it drove to Dr. Farrante's office. She was now in the hospital. At the end of this novel the doctor was dead now. I enjoyed reading this novel. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Very intriguing

    Just might read the first in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Great!!

    I loved all of the books in this series. I would/have recommend these to everyone.
    Amanda Stevens is a great writer...I'm so excited for book 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    60 pages

    I read all the others and loved them I just bought this one and I must say disappointed that is only 60 pages what's up with that 2.99 for this I sure hope its good

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Big rip off

    I paid 2.99 to read this book and it keeps giving me a 10 page sample that isn't even a "story sample" . Just got ripped off big time. Dont waste your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Great book!

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Great prequel.

    .

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    You have it listed 400 pages but the people rating it says its o

    You have it listed 400 pages but the people rating it says its only 60 pages. I'm tired of buying short books. Glad I read the reviews.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Meh

    Is this scary i don't have a credit card so i can not buy it please reply because i don't know about it please let me know cuz it looks cool i really really want it but i can't get but i can't get a free sample neither so yeah let me know what you think cuz i want to know if it is scary or not cuz i don't want to have nightmares and and i can't get it or a free sample so if u let me know i would really apriciate it so cuz that would be a help and i love books like this it doesn't sound scary but i still want your opinon thanks boys and squirls hahaha :+

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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