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The Visitor

(Graveyard Queen #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,856 ratings  ·  408 reviews
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen.

Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions
Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by MIRA
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Margaret According to her newsletter she's hoping for 2016, she says she'll release the next book very soon after so two releases in 2016.
Kimberly You don't have to read them in order. The first few chapters in each book generally give you an overview to catch you up. It's a great series though.…moreYou don't have to read them in order. The first few chapters in each book generally give you an overview to catch you up. It's a great series though. But each book works as a standalone, (less)

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Mada Linx
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

Never acknowledge the dead. Never stray far from hallowed ground. Never associate with the haunted. And never, ever tempt fate.

How many times have I read this throughout this series? And yet, they mean nothing.

To continue, or to not continue with this series? That is the question.
The only reason I ask this, is because I’m bored of this series.
Bored of Amelia playing detective. Bored of the relationship between her and Devlin, but most of all, I’m bored of this dragging of the story. No
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Five Top Reason the Graveyard Queen Series and The Visitor is For You:

You love a rich atmospheric setting with all things that go bump in the night.

You love a hair raising, goosebump inducing ghost story that will have you looking over your shoulder and turning lights on in the middle of the day.

You love a good spell binding, hauntingly addictive mystery that will keep you on your toes and eagerly turning the pages.

A swoon worthy romance that will simultaneously melt you into a pile of goo and
Mar 29, 2013 marked it as to-read
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And apparently there's a tv project in the works!
"NBC, meanwhile, is adapting Amanda Stevens' novel The Graveyard Queen. The drama is described as a high-concept genre soap opera centering on a girl cursed at youth with the ability to see the dead. She works as a cemetery restorer who, at great risk to her physical and mental well-being, joins forces with a haunted homicide detective to solve a string of brutal murders in Charleston, S.C
"Watch Your Back Graveyard Queen"
Amelia, is chased, frightened, hurt, tricked, and lied to. Her history is catching up to her faster than she is ready to for, and she is evolving. Everything she thought she knew is about to change forever. Amelia's road is full of darkness and death.
Cleaning out the storage under her house an item is found that sets her on a journey to find the truth behind an image that looks like her. Her restoration business gives her an in to help solve the mystery of a cul
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***There will be spoilers for the previous books***

I waited years for this book to finally be released. It was definitely a wise decision to reread the other books first since the overarching storylines were central to the plot in this. It took a while for the story to get going. The beginning explored Amelia and Devlin’s relationship since he was no longer haunted. While Devlin was off dealing with some personal issues, Amelia found an old stereoscope in her house, which eventually led to a cre
Robin (Bridge Four)
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ghosts
“Spirits can’t step over or navigate crooked pathways. A superstitious community would have been especially cautious with suicides. The ghosts of those who take their own lives are considered notorious wanderers. That probably explains the high walls that surround the cemetery. In the old days, they would have buried the bodies facedown to disorient them.”
“The things you know.”

Overall I like this series. It has this eerie quality to it and I really enjoy the southern drawl of a book, I’m pret
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love ghost stories and find old cemeteries beautiful, creepy, and fascinating so it is easy to see what drew me to the Graveyard Queen series. If you have not yet tried them, I recommend you begin with book one The Restorer. While each book has a case to solve the overall arc, character growth and romance make them best read in order.

The Visitor begins with a female entity haunting Amelia. This spirit both fascinates and terrifies her. I was completely hooked and slipped right back into her wo
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
With close to four years between The Prophet and The Visitor, books 3 and 4 in Amanda Stevens’ Graveyard Queen series, the fans welcomed the new installment with joy and a tiny bit of trepidation. Can it possibly be as good as the previous books? And will we remember the pertinent details after all this time? As it turns out, we needn’t have feared. Stevens leads us back into Amelia’s world almost effortlessly, making it seem like the long break wasn’t even real.

Stevens doesn’t allow herself ma
Book of Secrets
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
With this book, I'm happy to say that the Graveyard Queen series is back on track with me. The previous book was ho-hum, but THE VISITOR captures the intrigue and creepy goodness of the first two books in the series. Yay!

This time around, Amelia is hired to restore the puzzling Kroll Cemetery. Hidden away on private property for decades, the dilapidated old graveyard is full of headstones with strange inscriptions. What do they mean, and how do they relate to the tragic history of those buried t
The Visitor
4 Stars

While it has been a while since reading the previous book, Stevens seamlessly incorporates the important points from the earlier books within the narrative, and makes it easy for the reader to re-acquaint themselves with Amelia's world of restless ghosts and gothic romance.

In this installment, Amelia is drawn into the sad and distressing tale of those interred in Kroll Cemetery who may or may not have committed mass suicide. Following a number of clues apparently provided by a
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
If I had to choose a few words to describe this book they would be: dark, ethereal, almost gothic, eerie.

The Visitor is book 4 in Amanda Stevens' Graveyard Queen series. I would recommend that you start with the first book in the series The Restorer in order to fully enjoy this series.

The Visitor continues the story of Amelia Gray as she learns a bit more about her background and why she seems to attract unwanted attention from the other side. It's an atmospheric book, set in the area surroundin
RachelW (BamaGal)
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars. The Visitor is the long, long awaited continuation in Amanda Steven’s “Graveyard Queen” series. It’s been almost three years since the release of the last book ‘The Prophet’. So long a wait, that many details of the series and storyline had grown hazy in my mind. There was enough catch-up to get me going, and what I couldn’t quite remember from the previous books I just had to let go and keep going. Here, Amanda is being drawn to a creepy long ago mass suicide where the involved are a
It felt SO good to be back in the world of Amelia the Graveyard Queen. I'm so glad Amanda Stevens is back in all her creepy glory.

The bad:
I had a few issues that are keeping me from giving this 5 stars. I was really disappointed that the book does not center on a restoration of a graveyard. Most of the book took place in Charleston and involved Amelia puzzling over mysteries and considering the possibility of taking on a new graveyard job. All three of the previous books focused on a job site s
Amanda The Book Slayer
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ghosts, horror
Rating : 5/5 stars

Recommendation : If you love paranormal, especially those who have the second sight, this series is for you.

"I couldn't help but obsess over my visitor's ominous prophecy. What you are, I once was. What I am, you will someday become."

The Visitor begins with just that, a visit from the other side. Ms. Stevens does not allow you, dear reader, to settle into that lovely southern comfort. Amelia is being summoned. She is about to find out just how much she still has to learn about
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy, Ghosts
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

The Visitor is the FOURTH installment in Amanda Stevens Graveyard Queen series. Since it has been FOUR years since The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, # 3) released, I would suggest that you brush up on your knowledge of this series and the series protagonist Amelia Gray before diving into this book. Trust me folks, I am not just this to bust your chops or make work for you. At the beginning of this story, the author does a brie
Jen Davis
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
They say good things come to those who wait. Well, it feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this fourth installment of the Graveyard Queen series. But it was worth it. This book was deliciously creepy. It had the same dark tone as the first three stories, but it felt like a new beginning. The characters I know and love are back, but their lives are turning a corner as a new series arc begins.

The mystery of Devlin’s haunting is put to bed, but only to make room for Amelia to become haunted her
Carolyn F.
I have loved this series but not this book. The romance between Amelia and John took this weird cryptic turn where Amelia would say she felt a closeness and then in practically the same paragraph talk about how she could feel a distance developing. Then John would give her extremely cryptic reasons why he couldn't be with her at a certain time and she wouldn't follow-up with "Please explain" but have a long, internal dialogue about what she thinks is happening to their relationship. The ending w ...more
2.5 stars

This was one of my most anticipated releases this year and sadly it was a big let down. We've waited so long for this book (almost 4 years) that I was expecting to be wow'd. I wasn't. This picks up shortly after the last one ended and Amelia is still seeing the ghost that looks like her. She and Devlin are still seeing each other but that is tenuous at best. Amelia's apparently going to be some kind of death walker now instead of a girl who restores cemeteries. The plot line got more ou
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reading with The Saucy Wenches Book Club April 2016

Best in the series to date. It was full of suspense, mystery and surprises. Amelia Grey continues to be a heroine who will seek out answers. The reveals about her past were very satisfying as a reader and I can't wait to read the next book.
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amelia Gray is a graveyard restorer, and as such has spent her entire career (and much of her childhood) in old, neglected graveyards. It just so happens, she can also see and comunicate with the dead, and here in The Visitor, that gift(?) leads her to Kroll Cemetery, which has a tragic story to tell, as tragic as Amelia's own...

I've been in love with these stories since book one. The atmosphere and setting is unlike anything else on my shelf. Each one has been so absorbing. The author's ability
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Worth the wait.

It's a video review on the Scandalicious Book Reviews blog.
I've wanted to read this book for a while and the month of October was the perfect time to get back to the Graveyard Queen series. Lots and lots of ghosts and creepiness make for great Halloween reading. And I must say, this edition to the series is the creepiest yet (view spoiler). I felt like the first three books in this series were a bit shaky at times, but this one was definitely an improvement and the best book in the series so ...more
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
The Visitor picked up shortly after the events in The Prophet, so if you are interested in giving this series a shot, I strongly suggest starting at the beginning, as a lot had happened. Ever since Amelia took Gray dust and came back, she bought something with her from the other side, a woman who happens to look like her except for the fact that she is blind and very much dead. Now the mysterious visitor is haunting Amelia and want something from her. The Visitor mentions a key that will help Am ...more
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

It’s been a long time since I was waiting for a new book in the Graveyard Queen series but we knew that three volumes would come out later. Having spent a great time with the previous stories, I was curious to immerse myself in the further adventures of Amelia Gray and to find out what Amanda Stevens had in store for us! It took some time for the release of the fourth volume, but it is with pleasure that I immediately jumped on it!

I was nervous while starting
Christy LoveOfBooks
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it

Ah, it was so good to be back with Amelia the Graveyard Queen. I loved the first three books a lot, but after a couple years without a new book, I started to lose hope that we’d ever see her again. But here we are four years later with Amelia back in our lives. Hooray! I do wish I would’ve at least reread the previous book, but it was still easy to jump right in to The Visitor.

It didn’t take long for the creepiness to appear. A ghost is haunting Amelia and is leading her down a path that will ch
Oct 10, 2013 marked it as to-read
I found myself torn between wanting to read this next installment and to avoid it as far as I could like the Black Death..

I enjoyed the first book, it was a classic creepy story, enough to make me afraid to take a shower at night. The second failed to impress me, cause I can guess from the moment the ghost showed up, what and how the story gonna be. The third left a huge hole inside my heart near the ending and it's one of the reason why I was torn for the fourth.

Anyway, maybe my feeling will ch
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Joint Review Tori and Pam

Pam’s Grade: A

Tori’s Grade: B+

Favorite Quote: “Take nothing, leave nothing behind.”

My name is Amelia Gray. I’m the Graveyard Queen.

Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I’m starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has rem
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Buddy read with the Mash Potato MacHalos

I liked this book better than the last one. I like the direction the story is headed. This one had more of a mystery, and more focused on Amelia's family history.

The first two books of this series I gave high ratings to. It was new and exciting, but now I'm looking for more growth and it's just not there. Amanda Steven's story voice is still bland and dry. The most disappointing thing is that there is still no answer about Devlin's mystery. 4th book i

May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Four stars: A book that will give you thrills and chills, and tempt you to sleep with the lights on.

Amelia Gray feels stabbing cold tracing down her spine. She peers out in the darkness, terrified at what she might see. Her eyes make out a figure in the mist who looks just like her, but she is missing her eyes. Is this new visitor a harbinger of what Amelia might one day become? Amelia worries that since she broke her Papa's steadfast rules, that she has opened a door that allows ghosts into he
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Amanda Stevens is the award-winning author of over fifty novels, including the modern gothic series, The Graveyard Queen. Her books have been described as eerie and atmospheric, “a new take on the classic ghost story.” Born and raised in the rural south, she now resides in Houston, Texas, where she enjoys binge-watching, bike riding and the occasional Horror Night with friends.

The Graveyard Queen

Other books in the series

Graveyard Queen (6 books)
  • The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1)
  • The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2)
  • The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3)
  • The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5)
  • The Awakening (Graveyard Queen #6)
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