Surrender (Haunting Emma #3)
After a devastating battle at headquarters in New York, the ghostkeeping world is in shambles. When Emma and Bennett return home, they are determined to defeat the wraithmaster, Neos, forever. But it's not going to be easy. Bennett's parents kick him out when they realize he is still using drugs to enhance his powers. Emma is convinced her aunt has come back from the dead
This time around we see Emma and the gang trying to deal with the aftermath after the battle at the Knell; the ghost-keepers h...more
Now usually here is where I do a small plot summary but I feel if I do it would end up spoiling the whole series. So I'm leaving it out. If you have read my previous reviews on this series you already know my feelings towards the main characte...more
Obviously since this was the end of the trilogy we had to deal with Bennett's drug problems, his parents, Emma's parents, killing Neos, Natalie & Lukas' budding relationship, and every other problem in between. T...more
I'm going to do this review a little backwards in the sense that I have to say the "final battle" was riveting. You genuinely didn't know how Emma was going to win and how she did was definitely a sho...more
I liked everything about the book and loved all the characters especially how Emma and Bennett got their ending and they didn't have to completely lose their powers so it was nice how they get to share there powers between them when...more
I love this series so much that I couldn't wait for it to be distributed in the UK in April so I bought the US copy. I am so glad I didn't wait.
Surrender picks up from the end of Betrayal perfectly. The ghost keepers are trying to put their world back together following the massacre at The Knell. The shock and despondency of the ghost-keepers at their defeat can be felt from wi...more
Oh. My. God! This was definitely the best book of the series. I just can't even begin to describe how awesome it was. I couldn't stop reading it.
Even though I was dying to know what would happen between Emma and Bennett and if they could finally dispell Neos, it was so sad to finish these series because I'd started loving all the characters and their personalities. Besides I couldn't ask for a better ending, Lee Nichols gave us exactly what we wanted and more.
Surrender, the thir...more
Overall I enjoyed this final book and would recommend this series. I, however, must say that the conclus...more
I also didn't understand why all characters depend on Emma to defeat Neos. I know she's the most power full ghostkeepers but she's a teenager who just k...more
It was great to be back with Emma and the gang and I am happy to say that I loved everything about this book. It was a humorous and exciting end to an enjoyable series. As soon as I delved into the book it became obvious that Neos was building in strength and this final battle was going to something major.
I loved Emma more than ever in this final phase of the st...more
Anyways, I really enjoyed the series. it was pretty different than what i usu...more
But I took off a star for the lackadaisical attitude of all of Emma's so called allies to the threat of impending doom. Emma lost some important object down an old well or something? Well why doesn't the knell send someone on down to find it if it's so important?
At one point, they *know* that a big attack is coming, and the folks from the knell are all, "gee, I hope it doesn't come before...more
I would have liked if the end wasn't left so open.
There are lots of questions yet to answer, such as what is going to happen with Emma and Bennett now, whether Natalie and Lukas will ever get back together, what's going to happen with Sara and Harry, whether the Rake finally "crossed over" and was reunited with his Emma, what happened with the two ghosts that were always teasing Emma, etc.
Also, I was expecting the final fight between Emma and Neos to be...harder. It seemed that it was way too e...more
Actual Star Rating: 3.5/5
I absolutely loved the first book in this series and subsequently devoured both Deception and the sequel Betrayel in a weekend. Unfortunately it was a good 12+ months until I got onto this final installment and I found it much harder to get into. I’m not to sure if it was simply because I couldn’t remember so much of what had happened at the end of book 2 or if it was just a weaker...more
Surrender was never released in the UK and as such, we Brits had to accept that our Haunting Emma collections would look something like this:
Thankfully, it is a trilogy worth making do with mismatched covers as it’s a delight to read. And I did spend a fair while making bets with myself over the colour of book three. I think I went with orange but I guess we’ll never know!
It had been a long while since I’d read Betrayal, book two of the trilogy, and so it t...more
This has been a really enjoyable series and as much as I'm a l...more
Surrender was a great conclusion to the Haunting Emma series. While I wasn’t entirely happy with the ending, I enjoyed it overall, and I’m a little sad the series is over!
Emma was under a lot of pressure in Surrender. Everyone was relying on her to defeat Neos when the time came, and she wasn’t sure she was powerful enough to do it. She kept doubting her abilities and wasn’t confident at all. On top of that, Bennett was getting more addicted to Asarum and was refusing to get off it no matt...more
After three books, this much loved series has finally come to a close. The previous book ended with Bennett being addicted to the drug, asarum, and Emma trying to prevent it from tearing apart their relationship. Neos continued on his rampage to destroy the ghostkeepers but the final battle is now just around the corner… I felt that Surrender lacked something I can't put my finger on in the character department, but it still delivered on the humour...more
Emma now under the supervision of Bennett's parents tries to balance school, friends and finding a way to end Neos once and for all. Emma does step up in this...more
Emma's story has had so many ups and downs. She's had to deal head on with tragedy, death and loss and has coped with discovering who she really is, as well as being left by her family and learning how to deal wit...more
The story picks up from where we left off in Betrayal. Neos is still a threat and gaining power, Bennett is using desperate means to gain the power he believes he will need to beat him. And, of course, there is still the problem of ghostkeepers losing their powers if two are together...
One of my favourite aspects of this story is the romance between Emma and Bennett so I r...more
Emma has been a great strong character throughout the series. She was easy to follow along with and connect to. Emma grew into...more
This is the last book in the series. I put off starting it for a while, because I hate when a book series ends, it's like moving to a new city and leaving friends behind.
This time around Emma and her fellow...more
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I looked at the sword in my hand. 'I'm waiting for the Rake.'
He raised a brow. 'The Rake?'
Oh, right, we'd never talked about him. 'He's a ghost. Your ancestor. The Bennett you're named after.'
'What?' Bennett laughed in surprise. 'Here? When did he show up?'
'Um...a couple days after you brought me here from San Francisco.'
'Why didn't you tell me?'
'He's private. And you're both Bennetts. It'd be like...I don't know. Traveling back in time and meeting yourself.'
'And you call him 'the Rake'?'
'Well, he's all swagger and devilish charm,' I explained.
'In that case, how can you tell us apart?”