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In Possession, the second installment in the Dark Rituals series, Colina must use her wits to escape from an insane asylum—and a serial killer.

Seventeen-year-old Colina Campbell had no choice but to seek the ways of the death dealers. After surviving three terrifying rituals, she’s embracing her new power—but it comes at a price. Now she must use her dark abilities to rec
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Published October 14th 2015 by Full Fathom Five Digital (first published November 21st 2013)
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Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I really like this series, I think the whole world that Catrina Burgess has built is so original. I can never predict what is going to happen next in these stories. The setting of this book reminds me a lot of the second season of American Horror Story, yet at other times I was reminded of Girl, Interrupted. It set the story up with a lot of potential to go in several different directions. I got prepared for a good horror story, sat in a dark room, all alone, reading by several candles. Let me t ...more
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E.
After taking few deep breaths, I... still don't feel better, in fact. That was terrible. And great. Colina would say: Terrific. I had to give this five stars, because, OK, I didn't cry or anything, but! It. Was. So. Amazing. And disgusting, most of the time.

The plot is a thousand times better than the Awakening plot, and that one already is pretty much amazing. So the plot is an unbelievable thing. Waking up in an asylum, not knowing anyone... I was heartbroken for Colina. But then when she came
Myla Aguilar
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow I still have chills after reading this 2nd Book in the series that I started and could not stop reading. The added characters are great and scary too. Cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Colina had released the evil when she tried to save her father and brother's soul. her boyfriend, Luke tried to save her and died in his attempt. Colina now awaken in an asylum, found herself previously possessed and now trying to regain her memories. the moment she laid eyes on Dean, a comatose patient, he became the perfect vessel to put Luke's spirit in. however, Luke could only surfaced during the witching hour. they had to escape the asylum at all cost, before they were killed by an evil sp ...more
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

The first book in this trilogy was pretty dark - and this was even darker. I felt pulled into the action straight away, though I was really confused about what was going on at first. As the story progressed, though, things made a lot more sense.

This book was quite multi-layered. There were a lot of different plots going on that each managed to pull me in and make me want to carry on
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Possession is the second book in the Dark Rituals series by Catrina Burgess. This installment picks up a few months after the end of the first book. Colina has gotten herself admitted to an insane asylum in order to try to find a way to save Luke. Unfortunately there is a killer on the loose in the asylum.

I'm not too big of a fan of things being set in an insane asylum, just a personal choice as I'm sure others would love it. But I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book in the series simply
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AAHHHH! Epic Cliff-hanger!

This book is the second in the series, and was even better than the first! I loved the setting. I loved the characters, and I definitely loved the storyline. In case you didn’t guess… I loved it all!
The first book was great, with Colina becoming a death dealer and meeting Luke. This one was all about her trying to keep this new life she had created for herself. With more drama and action, this book was so fast paced i didn’t want to put it down.
With most of this book s
Vania Wijaya
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
seriously I can hardly put off my ipad while reading this. Good Job Catrina, you may have possessed me to read your book. HAHA TWO THUMBS UP !!
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, series
Great book with excellent plot twist. The book is a continuation from book one. Colina is still trying to find a way for Luke to be back for good, but there's always something preventing her from doing so. At this point I wonder if it's ever gonna happen. Just as she gets rid of the big bad serial killer spirit, she is immediately faced with another threat. I do mean immediately, not even enough time to let out a sigh of relief immediate. This series is very dark and depressing. I might have to ...more
Ruby Ridge
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not as good as the first, starts off in an Asylum and goes down from there, this book feels like a filler to make sure there are three volumes.
The ending is so confusing - I still am not sure what went down, but the very worst sin the author commits is to make that killer of books - the love triangle, god, how I hate that plot device, pitiful.
If you are reading the series skip this one, don't waste your time, y'all
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-fantasy
I loved the world created by Catrina Burgess, for sure.
I read all the books quite fast, I couldn't get enough and I wanted to know what happened next.
The only reason why this doesn't get 5 stars is the fact that Colina is so slow to understand things and then all of a sudden, everything clicks in her head and everything falls into place. I feel it was missing some gradual work towards the end goal.
A. Powers
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's not often that I come across a book with the sequel even better than the first in the series. I loved the way the story unfolded and the main character began to regain her memories, however much the whole "memory loss" trope has been overdone. Creepy asylum, though. Totally worth it. ...more
Maddy dooner
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Good storyline, not quite as easy to get into as the first. Flagged a bit at the beginning but picked up pace soon enough. Again it was mysterious, full of twists and turns and didn't guess the ending. So all in all not bad. 3 stars. ...more
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Stacey Brutger
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I read the first book in The Dark Rituals series last year with mixed feelings. While I enjoyed the story and writing, I had reservations about the heroine. I hesitantly picked up book two when it became available. Despite everything, I was curious about what would happen next.

3 Stars
In Possession, the second installment in the Dark Rituals series, Colina must use her wits to escape from an insane asylum—and a serial killer.

Seventeen-year-old Colina Campbell had no choice but to see
Mahnaz Ahmed
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I read the Awakening I instantly started reading the Book 2 Possession.The book start with Colina in an mental asylum so I thought maybe it would be less adventurous than the last but Catrina really did proved me wrong.The Second was better in so many ways,more thrill,more suspense,more adventure and yeah a new cute boy Dean to gush over.This second book was all we expected from it,or even more.As Colina struggles to find a way to help the people of the asylum from a spirit of a murderer wi ...more
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Possession will possess you.

Catrina mercilessly throw us (Colina) in the middle of insane asylum.

There are just few troubles there: patients, orderlies, doctors, sedatives, ghosts, serial killer... yes... serial killer in insane asylum and its after Colina while all she wants is to be with her loved one, Luke.

This book is maelstrom of emotions and darkness.

Take this roller coaster ride with Colina through darkness and madness towards hope, but don't be fooled.... not everything is as it seems.

Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You'll be gnawing your finger nails before you even start it.

The second book in the Dark Rituals series. A freaky insane asylum? Why not. An old kook? Sure. A cold-blooded killer? ...What now?
Scary, mysterious, and wonderful. The wind howls every time you open the book. Trust me - try it yourself.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review to be posted on my blog when I finish the third book :)
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Anita by: No one
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Unbelievably fantastic. The way she described everything makes a great picture in my mind of whats happening. I read this non-stop. She is a very gifted writer.
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Writing NA Paranormal Fantasy as Catrina Burgess and writing New Adult Contemporary as Friday Burgess

I write because it helps keeps the darkness away and reminds me that there is magic in the world. I live with one husband, two dogs, and a cat named Shitty Kitty in a small mining town in Arizona. At night this place is definitely spooky. I swear I’ve heard the wind giggle, and sometimes there’s a

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