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The Visitor

(Graveyard Queen #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  3,153 ratings  ·  456 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
Paperback, 384 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.
Eleriel I disagree, you definitely have to read them in order. Just because at the beginning of every book it tells you that she restores graveyards, doesn't …moreI disagree, you definitely have to read them in order. Just because at the beginning of every book it tells you that she restores graveyards, doesn't mean that's enough to understand the plot. You're going to miss A LOT if you read one of them randomly as a standalone.(less)

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Mada Linx
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
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2020
I have a strange relationship with this series. There are quite a few things about it that I do not like yet I keep coming back to it!

I think my main peeve is that in a series I like the characters to develop and the story to progress. I guess these two things are happening but so painfully slowly. The relationship between our two main characters is actually taking giant leaps backwards.

However I love the setting and the atmosphere of the books and the spookiness. I am still intrigued by the id
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
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
"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
Montzalee Wittmann
The Visitor
Graveyard Queen, Book 4
By: Amanda Stevens
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
This book has plenty of intrigue, suspense, and secrets from the pasts. There are many levels of mysteries, creepiness, and trust Amelia should have with the characters in this book.
Great narration! Enjoyed this book.
***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
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
3.5 Spooky Stars

Like most of the people who have read the first three books of this series I was waiting and anticipating the release of this one. Due to personal reasons Amanda Stevens wasn't able to release the fourth installment of the Graveyard Queen sooner so 4 years went down between the last one and the fourth book. Unfortunately this was not in favor of the story. I totally should have re-read the other ones first. However, the key points came back to me while reading.

Ms. Stevens has ye
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Book of Secrets
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys the paranormal!
It is good to be back with the Graveyard Queen. Amanda Stevens’ The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) takes the reader on more than one ‘trip’ in this installment #4 to her series, The Graveyard Queen. Outside Charleston, NC, there is a small forgotten cemetery, Kroll Cemetery, which is summoning Amelia Gray, the Graveyard Queen, to ‘solve’ the puzzle so the these ‘tormented souls’ may go to their eternal rest. Every death date in Kroll Cemetery is the same date. These disciples of Ezra Kroll died in ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
“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 pr
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
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
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  ·  review of another edition

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
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
Amanda The Book Slayer
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
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
Jen Davis
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sara Kate
Warning: Do NOT read while you are trying to fall asleep at night or with the lights off. Lol
I think this series definitely brings the spook factor. One of my favorite series to read in October. I will say the ending left me a little unsatisfied though. Devlin was shady to me during this book and the ending was weird. I felt bad for Amelia and I wonder where the author is going with that twist at the end. I am obviously behind everyone with this series but I really enjoy how creepy her stories c
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
As I progress through this series, I continue to feel the tingle along my spine and the hair-raising on my neck from the strong sense of dark, chilling atmosphere I get from these books. A troubled cemetery restorer finds her path taking her deeper into the bizarre darkness just beyond the realm of this world even as her steps seem to be taking her away from the man she loves. The latter half of this book was riveting just like I've come to expect with each entry in the series.

The Visitor is boo
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
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
Christy LoveOfBooks

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
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the wait.

It's a video review on the Scandalicious Book Reviews blog.
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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.

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