Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Prophet by Amanda Stevens

Title:  The Prophet
Author: Amanda Stevens
My Rating: C+

Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Series: The Graveyard Queen #3
Main Characters: Devlin and Amelia
Release Date: April 2012
ISBN: 9780778313397

Publisher: Mira
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:

My name is Amelia Gray.

I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe and I've broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back.
In order to protect myself, I've vowed to return to those rules. But the ghost of a murdered cop needs my help to find his killer. The clues lead me to the dark side of Charleston—where witchcraft, root doctors and black magic still flourish—and back to John Devlin, a haunted police detective I should only love from afar.
Now I'm faced with a terrible choice: follow the rules or follow my heart.

My Review:
No doubt about it...I am a romance girl. That is my genre. So far, I've liked this series, but a lot of that is because there's been the promise of more romance to come. Now, this is the third book and what I assume is the final book in the series. 

Simply put....there just wasn't enough romance for me. 

Everything is tied up beautifully (for the most part) but I needed more. More from Devlin and his feelings for Amelia. I needed more to be convinced that theirs is a love that can last forever with this crazy life that Amelia has. I don't feel like I got that and it made me sad. I just wasn't convinced that this was a Happily Ever After. Yes, I could accept the Happily For Now, but I want more for Amelia.

Then the creepy suspense that has been throughout these books just didn't seem as strong in this book. Don't get me wrong...the book was good...absolutely. I just felt a bit let down by it all. 

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