Friday, February 25, 2011


by Lee Nichols
Haunting Emma, book two

Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle.

Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive-one a snarky teen boy, the other a British scholar-Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good. (description taken from

I am officially hooked on this series. I couldn't put the first one down...just finished book two while laying sick in bed...I should have been sleeping! I really had to find out what happened to Emma, though!

*Potential spoilers ahead*
I'm going to assume that you've read book one from here on out, okay? If you haven't...well skim this part! Anyway...Neos is one creepy bad guy. He literally gives me the chills. I was wholeheartedly rooting for Emma all the way through this book as she tries to learn to weild her powers better so that she can take him out.

It broke my heart a couple of times when Neos influenced those close to Emma into betraying her. Throughout the book, I, like Emma, never really knew who she could trust. Nichols takes the poor girl through some wicked twists and turns. In the end, though, Emma realizes that everyone is standing with her and that she is stronger than her predecessors precisely because she has friends and family at her side.

I am fascinated and torn by her relationship with Bennett. Their unresolved issues are a huge draw for me...I can't wait to find out info on the next book of the series. I have to see what's going to happen. Though I like Bennett and feel like he really does love Emma, I have this sinking feeling in my stomach sometimes that he's really not good for her.... I need to read more!!!
*Spoilers end*

I wholeheartedly recommend this series to readers looking for romance, mystery, action, thrilling chills, plot twists, loyal friendships...well it goes on and on...Seriously, check it out!! You definitely need to start with the first book, Deception, though.

Full disclosure: ARC received as part of blog tour through Book It Forward ARC Tours

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