New Release Review: The Sinner by Amanda Stevens
Book 5 in The Graveyard Queen series
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Urban Fantasy
AH’S Review – 4 stars
Can you imagine being a graveyard restorer as a profession? Who knew that people actually rehabilitate cemeteries? It’s probably not a good career choice for the faint at heart, or anyone easily spooked.
The Sinner is the fifth book in the Graveyard Queen series. It’s one of my favorite series and one of the reasons why I love it so much is that the author’s writing style can only be described as atmospheric – her writing has an immersive quality: she makes the reader feel the heat and humidity of the south, the sounds around the cemetery, and even the smells.
I also have to say that I’ve learned some new things as I read this book. I spent a little time googling mortsafes – who knew that people once caged their loved ones remains to prevent grave robbers from stealing the bodies? Gruesome, yet intriguing.
Amelia has been through so much and she has developed into a fascinating character. She’s easy to relate to and it’s so easy to feel sympathetic to her situations.
I loved the mystery of this book. The author really knows how to throw the reader for a loop. It’s a good ghost story, eerie and atmospheric but not horrifically scary – just scary enough. The Sinner is a fantastic read. There is another book planned in this series and I just can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Series Reading Order:
The Graveyard Queen series is best enjoyed when read in order. There is also a prequel, called The Abandoned which may be read out of order.
Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA for a review copy of this book.
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