The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
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.
The Prophet is the third book in The Graveyard Queen series featuring Amelia Gray, cemetery restorer and ghost seer. I’ve been unbelievably impressed and in love with the first two books, I was eager to jump both feet into this one. I wasn’t disappointed at all – in fact I think this is her best yet!
For Amelia the stakes keep raising, she keeps venturing farther and farther from the safety of the rules her father set out for her about not acknowledging – let along communicating with ghosts. She wants to get back to that safety, but just when she tries something happens that she can’t ignore. I love that in each book we see Amelia grow in character. In The Prophet I feel like she “comes into her own” to coin a phrase, more than ever.
Remember what I said about The Kingdom, how it was the most suspenseful Graveyard Queen book yet? Well Stevens just raised her game again with The Prophet. I feel like it’s an entirely different ball game because Amelia is SO much in the thick of things with the spirit world, more so than she’s ever been before.
I think that The Prophet is the creepiest book in the series thus far. The elements of witchcraft we get to see, especially the black magic, and the mind altering drugs [you’ll have to read it to find out what I mean] but, wow. Stevens kicked it up a notch for this one, that is for sure!
I was excited to see Devlin a major part of The Prophet, and there are some seriously sexy scenes. I’m really curious to see where the series goes from here. I think this is the most emotional book so far in the series. I was in suspense on nearly every page. I felt sadness, anxiety, there was a point where I was shedding tears.
If you’re a fan of ghost stories, or mysteries in general with a paranormal twist, I think this is a series you CANNOT miss. I honestly don’t know how Stevens does it, with each book seems like the plot is more taut, the emotions are running the gamut, and we delve even further into Amelia’s world – even as she delves more into the spirit world herself.
The Graveyard Queen Series:
1. The Restorer
2. The Kingdom
3. The Prophet
*Review Copy provided free of charge by the publisher in exchange for a fair review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.