The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3)
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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 o...more
Mass Market Paperback, 347 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Mira (first published January 1st 2012)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Demon Lover's Books and More

4.5

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Amelia is back in Charleston and trying her best to avoid Devlin. But it isn’t so easy to do when she thinks about him constantly. It doesn’t help that ghosts keep leading her to him.

His dead friend, nicknamed the Prophet, who we met in the first book, is calling the shots this time. He just wants to rest, but he thinks the fact that he doesn’t remember who his killer is might be why he can’t. He wants Amelia to figure out who killed hi...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Amanda Stevens really put me through the wringer with this third installment of her Graveyard Queen series. When we last saw Amelia, she was on her way back to Charleston to answer a summons for help from John Devlin. It's almost like The Kingdom was a "time-out" from the action of The Restorer in many ways.

But now Amelia is back in the thick of things. Back at the old cemetery where she was working before. Surrounded by the same ghosts. In love with the same man. With the same roadblocks. Only...more
Fani
The Prophet is the final book in The Graveyard Queen trilogy, one of my favorite series for 2011-2012. I cannot tell how excited I was to finally read this book, as the previous two had managed to raise my heartrate close to cardiac arrest levels:)

Once more we are in beautiful Charleston, getting the incredible vibes of Creole music, smells and lore, we first read about in the first book. The book doesn't waste any time; as soon as it starts, Amelia finds she has a task to complete if she's to f...more
Rane


And Then the Prophet Appeared from behind the veil
Would his words by lies or truths?
As Darkness falls once again and the veil lifts to free the unrest



Amanda Stevens brings us back to the beginning, to the sultry Charleston where it all begin. Things comes full circle for Amelia when the ghost of Robert Fremont also known as the Prophet, asks for her help. Amelia has to sort out alot of facts along the way uncovers some things that have been left hanging from the first book.
Added to the mix...more
Cathy
Sadly, this book totally didn't work for me. I loved the first two books in this series, they were eerie and haunting and a lot of fun, but this one just fell apart in almost every way for me.

It started out weird that instead of being absolutely horrified by what she found out about her past in Asher Falls, Amelia was somehow inspired by it. She always felt like a loner but now she says knows why she is the way she is so its OK. But it's horrible, it's not just a family trait she got from her "P...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Uuuugh frustration dump









Why did all of this happen? Why??

Lemme tell you my problem. My problems, since I have more than one. I was not happy with starting The Prophet because the previous book, The Kingdom, sucked ass. So I was afraid that The Prophet will suck ass as well. Guess what? It did! Even though Amelia was back in Charleston, even though Devlin’s there, nothing worked the way I wanted it to. Too much whining, too few creepy.

A good quote of what the book is really about would be the foll...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website: amandastevens.com
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Graveyard Queen
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Steamy

While I do feel that the Graveyard Queen series is best read in order, I’m not sure how much of that stems from my immense enjoyment of the series and how much of it is really the feeling t...more
AH
Warning! Do not read this book if you are home alone!

The Prophet by Amanda Stevens is the third book in The Graveyard Queen series. This book finds our heroine Amelia Gray back in Charleston, S.C. after some time away at Asher Falls (The Kingdom). Amelia is glad to be home, but she was deeply affected by the events at Asher Falls. She desperately misses someone from that town, yet she still pines for John Devlin, a haunted man.

Amelia can see ghosts. These ghosts are dangerous; they can drain the...more
Mika
*SOME SPOILERS*

The eye rolling moments continued as Amelia kept up with her TSTL actions. The mystery was still there and it kept me going but I could not ignore Amelia's grating personality, her annoying, repetitive inner dialogues, and her inactions when it mattered.
Devlin's character, who I had found captivating and alluring in the first book, turned out flat and unappealing in The Prophet. I kept wishing that Thane would make an appearance. It made me wonder again what was the point of The...more
Alyson
Well, after three books, Amelia never did grow on me. Her voice is still stilted and over-dramatic, and she still occasionally falls into too-stupid-to-live. She's "powerful," but I still don't know why. Devlin is still completely cardboard, and completely lacking in the charm other reviewers seem to have found. The mystery here is allll over the place, with a zillion characters (some new ones, too, because there weren't enough before?), many which serve plainly as deus ex machina. Still scratch...more
Tara Chevrestt
I loved the first two books in The Graveyard Queen series. I think the second was my favorite though. The horror of Asher Falls... this one just can't compare to that.

They had to bring that whole Devlin, Robert, Mariama, and daughter thing back. I didn't like Devlin in book one and liked him even less this time. And Amelia Gray...why oh why, do you want a man, pine for him even, when he was just nuzzling some other woman's neck? What the hell is wrong with you, girl?

The entire novel was Amelia m...more
Lauren
The Prophet
4.5 Stars

The Prophet is book #3 but it continues from where book #1, The Restorer, left off in terms of Amelia's relationship with Devlin and the issues surrounding the deaths of his wife and daughter.

Although Amelia is an engaging heroine, she has an annoying tendency toward TSTL behavior, particularly in this book. She constantly ignores her instincts and finds herself in precarious situations and the only explanation is that her actions are necessary for the story to progress as th...more
Keri
This was 3.5 stars for me. I find this one a bit hard to review. I love the series overall and it has kept me engaged the entire time. I love ghost stories that have a touch of romance in them and this works in that regard. But it started to go off the rails about halfway through. I love Devlin’s character, but I didn’t love him for most of this book. The reasons were as readers we weren’t in his head enough to know what he was doing or why he was doing what he was doing. He also never explained...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Mystery, Romance, Suspense
*Rating* 4

*Review*

Amelia Gray returns home to Charleston, South Carolina after her close brush with death in Asher Falls. She now understands that by breaking all of her father’s 4 rules, a huge price and consequences have been unleashed for which she now has no control.

Somehow she has opened a door which has allowed the others to come through and now she can no longer hide the truth about what she is, or what she is capable of doing, or even her own birth.

Rober...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
This is the third book in the Graveyard Queen series an intriguing combination of paranormal romance and mystery/suspense wrapped up in one.

After finding out her mysterious family history in book 2 The kingdom graveyard restorer Amelia Gray is back in Charleston to finally resolve her relationship with John Devlin the police detective who is haunted by the ghosts of his wife and child. What ensues is a rivetting unwinding of multiple plot lines which come together in a dramatic and satisfying e...more
Dominika
Eh. What can I say? I guess I would have to re-read the previous installments to review them...
Either way, apart from its small imperfections, I loved this book and I'm devastated that it seems like the end of the series. I loved the eeriness, the mystery.. It's one hell of a book. Urgh, PLEASE DON'T END!!! Amelia, when you ignore her stalker inclination, is an awesome character and I love almost everything about her.

This is supposed to be a romance novel, but it is so so so sos osososos much...more
Lorelle
4.5
This is a toughy. The reason being I loved the creepiness and structure of the last 2 so much, I was expecting the same to continue so I considered rating down . You know what ? Stuff it. Im not going to penalise her for having amazing books preceeding. This is a book where some stuff is revealed, while leaving other questions unanswered. The mystery in this one was not as smooth. But...I couldnt put it down, it was a page turner and sped through it. A sign of a 5 star book.
Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 Stars

“Never bargain with the dead. We have nothing to lose.”

I liked the Kingdom well enough, but something was missing for me, it was John Devlin. The forbidden romance of the original Graveyard Queen was like a gaping hole that needed to be filled. Thane was an interesting character but I missed the haunted detective and wanted Amelia to get back to Charleston so that we could explore that story line more.

The Prophet picks back up on the story lines from the Graveyard Queen with Devlin who...more
Jennifer Hernandez
I loved the first book, didn't really like the second book, but was hoping this one would be better. It wasn't. I didn't feel as invested in the characters and the plot as I did in the first one. I was hoping the second was just a fluke, but maybe the first one was. Devlin was back, but he isn't the same as the first book. Amelia is more whiny and says how she needs to follow her father's rules but then ignores them. She does this so much it makes me wonder why she even bothers bringing them up....more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
After loving the first two books, and being so excited to read this one, I found it to be quite disappointing. This is definitely a series book, with few new characters introduced. The plotline mainly centres around Amelia and John Devlin.

This sounds great, but Devlin seemed very flat and boring. He was hot and mysterious in book 1 and such a strong, non-present presence in book 2, and now that he's back and a main character, he wasn't that interesting.

Amelia seemed different too: less confident...more
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Read more of my reviews at: http://goldiloxandthethreeweres.blogs...

This series has been a wonderful ride since book one and I am so pleased to say that book three, The Prophet was an easy five stars for me!

Amelia is back in Charleston in this one and Devlin is back in her life full force. As Amelia comes to terms with the fact that she has gotten the attention of some scary sort of ghosts from the other side, she also deals with her feelings for Devlin. Should she stay away like she knows is...more
Jaclyn
The Prophet is the third book in Steven's Graveyard Queen series. This one takes off pretty much right after the second book when Amelia returns to Charleston after learning about her mysterious heritage. Amelia has returned to Charleston in order to deal with the ghosts that are haunting her; she has to help them move on in order to stop them from clinging to her. At the same time Amelia finds herself embroiled in detective Devlin's investigation into a mysterious man who is connected to Devlin...more
Anjana
Okay now that I have finished The Prophet, I can confidently say that this really is the AWESOMEST series ever! I get that dark and scary stuff isn't for everyone, but it is for me. I was spellbound. Amanda Stevens had me eating her up her words yet again in The Prophet.

I'll admit, The Prophet isn't as creepy as The Kingdom but it was still pretty good. I wasn't really a fan of Devlin in The Restorer and I guess that's why I liked Thane Asher in the previous book. However, Amanda Stevens gives...more
Ruby
After gobbling down books one and two, I began The Prophet with a mixture of anticipation and apprehension. There are three more books planned for the Graveyard Queen books, but they won't be out for a while. I don't even think they have publication dates yet. I knew that The Prophet was going to have to sustain me for a loooong time, and I was a nervous wreck that it would leave me as yearning as I was after reaching the end of The Restorer and The Kingdom. I was both right and wrong on these f...more
Slavena
I have read suspense books but nothing quite like the Graveyard Queen Series.
I inhaled the 3 books. I read them all in one day and getting to the end made me so frustrated that there isn't more. So many questions posed, some answered some still to come, I love the mystery

In book 1 we discover Amelia, she is a girl who can see ghosts but she is also a graveyard restorer. A murder victim is found out during one of her restorations in Charleston and she meets dark and dangerous detective Devlin who...more
Veronica
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MISS VAIN
Never Acknowledge the Dead, Never stray far from hallowed ground, Never associate with the haunted, and never tempt fate.

In the second installment of the Graveyard Queen series, Amelia Grey discovers the consequences of her choices and actions. Overall I was very excited to see Devlin in this book since I missed him dearly in The Kingdom yet it was a long wait. Many revelations and secrets are revealed in this book and honestly I was fascinated with how Amanda Stevens brilliantly unravels these...more
Sandy


THE PROPHET (The Graveyard Queen #3) by Amanda Stevens

From Amanda’s website:

Never acknowledge the dead.
Never stray far from hallowed ground.
Never associate with those who are haunted.
Never, ever tempt fate.

My name is Amelia Gray. I am a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I’ve always held fast to the rules passed down from my father.

THE PROPHET is the third instalment in The Graveyard Queen paranormal series by Amanda Stevens. Am...more
Angie
The last novel of The Graveyard Queen is very slow, too full of ghosts, and woo-woo. It's so irrational and flat that I didn't realise there was a story going on. Not enough action, too much talk or thinking. Though the previous books dealt too with paranormal, there's an abrupt change of tone here. It sound less serious. It was too surreal, and crazy at times, so I got confused and bored. I felt like Amanda Stevens didn't know where she was heading.
The relation between Amelia and Devlin is sti...more
Karen
OK, I loved this book. Amelia and Devlin could not be kept apart not even by his witch of a ghost wife. The story moved along swiftly and gave that perfect blend of mystery, romance, and other world eeriness. Amelia has grown from book to book and is finding her way in a world she has lived in all her life but never really participated in.

I cannot wait to see if we will be graced with another entry in this fascinating series. It has me wanting to see what is so interesting about cemeteries and...more
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Amanda Stevens was born and raised in the foothills of the Ozarks, an area known for its folklore and superstition. She learned from an early age to fear black cats, ladders, and broken mirrors. A risk taker, she now resides with all three. She is also the mother of twins, a wannabe taphophile, and a collector of all things Alfred Hitchcock. When she’s not writing from her home in Houston, she lik...more
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