The Awakening by Amanda Stevens

Graveyard Queen, Book 6

Synopsis: 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.

Review: I have always loved the books of this series and I was looking forward to read this sixth volume. It must be said that I am always curious to be able to discover the next adventures of Amelia Gray and especially her discoveries regarding her family or Devlin’s.

By an anonymous donor, our heroine finds herself with a new restoration: the Woodbine cemetery. But this place is very special because it contains the tombs of bastard children, mistresses and other close relatives of rich families. But there is a stele that attracts Amelia without knowing why… the grave of a two-year-old girl who only records the dates of birth and death … no name, no trace. But when a 10-year old girl appears in front of Amelia and follows her everywhere trying to ask for help, our heroine can not let it pass. Yet, embarking on this quest might will cause her more trouble than she would have thought. Indeed, the group, which seems to be tracking people like her, is getting closer and closer and her research will put her on their way. However, she will also learn a little more about Devlin and her father, Shaw and even from her past by discovering the secrets of her aunt.

I really had a great time with this novel and I had a hard time letting it go before the end of the story. I was carried away by the author’s revelations. Even though I knew very quickly the secret of Amelia’s aunt, I was eager to understand what was really going either with Devlin, with her fiancée or even his father. We learn a lot and Amanda perfectly conclude her story. Besides, the story of this ghost was very sad and I’m glad that the truth was revealed. It was a bit difficult to know what she really wanted and whether she wanted to hurt around her or if she just wanted to attract attention. It is the last novel and I loved to follow through these two trilogies of our dear Amelia. She doesn’t have an easy life and she must face death closely. I’m not going to say more but it was a very good reading that took me completely away and I can only advise you to get into the series!

I really enjoyed discovering this last volume and I think it will really please the fans of the series.




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  1. This sounds great! I haven’t read the series but it sounds fantastic and I will be checking it out soon! Also your blog is definitely one to follow! I’ve recently started learning French and what a great way to combine my love of learning languages with my love of books!

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