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The Haunted (The Hollow #2)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  10,725 ratings  ·  574 reviews
An impossible truth. An impossible love.

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with--the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead--Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with
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Published August 31st 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Again, this novel was okay...I said in my last review for The Hollow that I probably wasn't going to read the rest of this series but I forgot that I already put the next book on hold so when it came in I thought I should give it another chance. Again it just felt kind of 'blah' to me, just like the first one. I did a lot of skim-reading because the main character isn't interesting enough to me for me to read the 200+ pages about her day to day life. (Her perfume making wasn't really as importan ...more
Amy Jacobs
After the disappointment that The Hollow left me with, I was anxious to read the next in the series to see if it would be better. I am so glad I gave this author another chance!

Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow after a breakdown caused by the death of her best friend Kristen and falling in love with a dead boy. She has been living with her Aunt and finally comes home after the completion of the Sleepy Hollow bridge to dedicate it in the memory of her friend. She is scared to return to the town that
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Actual rating: 2.5


I know all my reviews have started this way lately, but ... it's true. And it may affect the quality of my reviews, because I'm kind of rushing through them. And a lot of these books I'm reviewing now are books I read like 3-4 months ago, so I'm forgetting a lot of details and it's just sad. I need to actually get to the point where I'm writing reviews right after I read the books because ... this is getting super aggra
This was my favorite book of 2010. While I liked The Hollow,I LOVED The Haunted. I couldn't put this book down without becoming cranky. This book really made me come to love Abbey and Caspian. I can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens in November, and what Abbey's fate is.
Mary Brinkley
I'm sure it will be just as amazing as the first one!!!!
Apparently, I marked this book as read when I started my Goodreads account in 2010, but I don't remember it at all. After finishing it, I figured it must have been because I was trying to block it out.

First of all, I felt the book was too wrapped up in the romance to have much of a story. Basically nothing happened except (view spoiler) And the way Abby reacted to th
Once again.. amazing!! This story just gets better & better.

The Haunted continues where The Hollow ended and Abby thinks she's gone crazy. For the first part of the book, it follows Abby trying to become 'normal' again but when she meets Caspian again the story starts to take off!

We finally find out who 'D' is (Kristin's secret boyfriend) and we discover some answers to the mystery of Abby and Caspian's relationship like how they can't touch. I must say some of the scenes between Abby and C
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In some ways, The Haunted is an improvement over its predecessor. Abbey actually makes some decisions, and there is a villain to make things more interesting. However, the book suffers from the same pacing issues as The Hollow; nothing really happens until the last 100 pages. It also ends with a ridiculous cliff-hanger ending. I understand that Verday (and her editor, if she has one) wants readers to buy the final book in the trilogy, but stopping mid-scene just seems...manipulative.

The logisti
"Popping the bag open, he held it out to me, 'Want one? Come on, try 'em.'
'Funyuns make you fart,' Caspian said, and I exploded in laughter."

Caspian is the most amazing, romantic, heartbreaking, handsome, hot, and funny fictional character I know. I love him!

I loved this book! I fell in love with Caspian in this one. Like I said in my review for The Hollow, Caspian didn't steal my heart like fictional hotties tend to. He swooned me you guys, absolutely "twisted" my arm into falling for him.

The Haunted actually surprised me. I was expecting to give up halfway through. I’m not a fan of the series and I only had two reasons for reading it: (a) Because I had a long flight with little else to read; and (b) Because I wanted to know if Verday would acknowledge all the plot-holes I fell through at the end of The Hollow. Surprisingly, she did. A few of them, anyway.

This is by no means a positive review. I still have a lot of complaints about the series and I definitely wouldn’t recommend i
Honestly, this book deserves more than 5 stars. IT SHOULD BE 10 STARS!!! I can't believe I read this book all in less than 8 hours. I wanted to savor each page as much as I could but then books have to come to some end. Ugh! That was such a cliffhanger at the end. I guess I was expecting one but not like this. This cliffhanger was much more suspenseful. The story was just starting to get to the interesting parts. There's no way I can wait another whole year for the very last book in this series ...more
Abbey has been desperately trying to forget Caspian, the boy she fell in love with only to discover he was already dead. Traumatised by the discovery and doubting her sanity Abbey left Sleepy Hollow for the summer, but now the summer is over and it is time for Abbey to return. At first she throws herself into her schoolwork and concentrates on her friendship with the definitely alive Ben. Then Caspian reappears in her life, and Abbey realises you can't outrun your destiny.

This is the second par
There is something inherently flawed when the main purpose of a book revolves around a forbidden romance. A lot of times the plot would consist of nothing other than the romance leads moping about how much they want to see each other but can’t or end up following the formulaic “I have to leave you/hurt you/push you onto another person and then get jealous when you like them” type of scenario. The Haunted is one of them. Of course there are exceptions to this rule where this is actually done quit ...more
Emma Louise
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Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Original Review Date (posted on 9/3/2010

This book fascinated me as much as the first installment, The Hollow. The love story between Abby and Caspian is utterly wrong but so beautiful! In the first book Abby believed she was crazy! Crazy to believe she was in love with someone or something that was suppose to be dead! Her discoveries at the end of The Hollow lead to a long stay with her Aunt who helped her find her way. Only to return home in the second installment, The Ha
I loved this book. It was far better than the first one and all the questions that the first novel, The Hollow, were answered as soon as this book hit the shelves. Personally I had no idea that Jessica Verdey was even writing a second novel yet alone a third. I am so pleased with this. The characters are amazing Abbey is so well rounded and not to mention Caspian is wonderful (mysterious, sexy, alluring, gorgeous, sweet). I have to keep reminding myself that he is just fictional because the thin ...more
Basic summary is that she falls in love with a dead guy and makes friends with people who are really dead and who were in the Sleepy Hollow legend. I liked the idea of being able to talk to the dead as well as sleepy hollow, which is a famous American tale. But, honestly, it turned into a Twilight like tale. When Abbey, the heroine, was around Caspian, or even Ben, it turned cliched and she lost her usual sarcastic spunk that I grew to love in the first book. If you haven’t read the first book, ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I enjoyed The Hollow even more than the first one! Abbey came even more alive, and I discovered so much more about her. She faces so many decisions, difficulties and trials, I ache for her. It is hard to put myself in her place, because I have no idea how I would react.
Caspian is even more vulnerable and awesome in this one. We find out more about him and it only makes him even more desirable to me. Even though the mystery element is still there, some of my questions are answered and that doe
Shanon (Escaping With Fiction)
Holy crap!!! I just finished this book and it was even more awesome than the first book, "The Hollow"! I am completely blown away and excited by every bit of new twists and information I learned while reading "The Haunted". I am so in love with this series and super taken aback by Jessica Verday and her ability to come up with such a unique story. In this book you learn more about Caspian, Nikolas, Katy, and even Ben. As well as some new, interesting characters. This book had me laughing and yel ...more
I love this book!!! Can´t wait for the next one!
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read The Hollow this review may contain spoilers.

While I thought The Hollow could be improved upon, I felt The Haunted was fabulous just the way it was. Jessica Verday really stepped up her game with this one and I am now dying to know how the trilogy is going to end.

Abbey finally has some peace in her life. She is slowly coming to terms with Kristen's death and she is finally forgetting about Caspian. All that changes when she returns to Sleepy Hollow and she can'
Christy And Danielle
Abbey comes home, she has taken some much needed time away from Sleepy Hollow. She had to get away, from everything and ... everyone. She is terrified that she will see him again. See Caspian. But in her deepest desires, that is exactly what she wants.

Being guilt tripped into working for her uncle at the ice cream shop again brings in another round of problems. unfortunately Abbey doesn't realize exactly how bad it is until it's almost too late.

Vincent is a jerk. Cocking and pushy, mean and ove
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!!! Damm you Jessica Verday for doing this to us again! (I meant that in a nice way!!)

The Haunted is the low awaited sequal to Jessica's other novel, The Hollow. I thoroughly loved The Hollow so was so excited to get The Haunted (In the words of Pretty Woman - I almost peed my pants!).

Firstly may I say that we have so much answered from the Hollow. We were left with too many unanswered questions at the end of the book which left me going crazy, so to have some answers was f
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Jessica Verday’s recently published The Hollow, an update on the popular legend of Sleepy Hollow, drew a bit of a buzz around the bookosphere, but saw mixed reviews, with most reviewers finding it an ambitious effort that didn’t quite stay with them in the way that a good spooky story should. When I requested a review copy of The Haunted, I admit to doing so under the mistaken belief that it was the first in Verday’s trilogy, and so u
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When I got this book, I was more excited to read it than when I read "The Hollow". I found the first book to be a bit boring and thought that maybe the sequal would be better.

The first half of this book wasn't thaaaat exciting. I found myself slightly annoyed because I kept waiting for that climax part-which came way later on. Some events happened that I found unescessary to the plot. The second part of the book however was better because I actually got some answers.

I find the romance a little
Bitten By Books
My Review:
The Haunted- picks up with Abbey spending her summer at her aunt and uncle's farm. To reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget Caspain, the boy she fall in love with by the same bridge her friend Kristin drowned at.. The same boy that must not exist, cannot exist.... Because she found out the truth.... that he is dead... When she arrives back to Sleepy Hollow, Abbey tries everything to forget him, like schoolwork, perfume-making and even grow a closer friendship with her cute and fun
Hafsah Laziaf
I had a hard time deciding how to rate the second book in Jessica Verday's trilogy. At times, I was distracted, but I kept on reading because I really liked The Hollow (Book 1).

Abbey though she was going crazy, and left the city of Sleepy Hollow to stay with her great-aunt for a while. Soon, she comes back to Sleepy Hollow to attend the opening of a bridge at the same spot where Kristen died. After that day, she tries to return to a normal life - worrying about school, her perfumes, and hopeful
Hmmm. I don’t really know how to put my thoughts around this book. It was nice but still it did not please me all that much. The whole thing about falling in love with a ghost or a shade or whatever is absurd. But still just cause its Caspian and he is such a swoon-worthy shade, I think I can take it. Still its really sad to think about everything that he had to go through, all the nothingness and just holding on to Abbey for any feeling of being alive. He tried so hard not to freak her out and ...more
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Jessica Verday is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hollow Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. She wrote the first draft of THE HOLLOW by hand, using thirteen spiral-bound notebooks and fifteen black pens. The first draft of THE HAUNTED took fifteen spiral-bound notebooks and twenty black pens. THE HIDDEN took too many notebooks and too many pens to count. Find out m ...more
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“My world slowed and I closed my eyes. “I am going to give you my heart now,” I whispered. “Please don’t break it again.” 177 likes
“You want me to have feelings?" he said. "I already told you that I love you. What else should I say? That I long to be near you every second of every day? I see colors, only around you....I smell perfume, only around you. God, it's I'm alive again. Sometimes I go crazy just wondering if I imagined it all, and I wait to see when be taken away from me."

"I feel all these things, Abbey," he continued on. "Rage that I can't run my fingers through your hair. Sorrow that I can't lay my face next to yours. Agony that I can't steal the breath from your lips. I can't eat or breathe or sleep for wanting to touch you, and yet I don't eat or breathe or sleep. I'm just here. Stuck in between.”
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