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The Haunted

(The Hollow #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  14,233 ratings  ·  631 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
Hardcover, 467 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)
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
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Kiki by: Goodreads
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Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ghost stories really are not my thing. I happen to be participating in a challenge this month that requires reading ghost stories since it is October. TBH, I truly felt dread about starting any of them. But I have to say, this was a good one to choose for the challenge. It is YA paranormal.

This was probably 3 stars for me, but I upped it to 4 stars for a few reasons. The characters were well defined. Since they are teens, there was the whole teen drama thing, but the author kept that tightly re
Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
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
Amy Jacobs
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
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
Ughhh so there was a semblance of a plot but it was at the end! The entire book is basically Abbey doing normal things like putting her clothes on and eating food or talking to Ben and her parents. I just need to know what this Shade business is all about.. I wished The Sleepy Hollow legend was more in tune with the plot.
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure it will be just as amazing as the first one!!!!
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read, 5-stars, own
"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.

Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
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
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
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 enjoyed this reading this book and it was a good second in a series book.

This book is set a few months after "The Hollow". Abbey is at her Aunt Marg's house where she has been since her breakdown in February (its now June). While there she seems to be doing better and is seeing a psychiatrist for what she thinks are hallucinations (Caspian, Katy and Nikolas). She returns to Sleepy Hollow earlier than expected when she is asked to say a few words about Kristen during the reveal of the new brid
Emma Louise
Jan 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bought
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Jun 14, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Sep 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read The Hollow around a year ago and really enjoyed it, but there was still a little something missing that left it at 3.5/4 stars. Luckily, The Haunted completely blew me away, I loved it!

At first I was a little lost, The Hollow was definitely not fresh in my mind so it took a little while for everything to click, but soon I was really into it and a lot of the details from the prequel came rushing back. Right away things were exciting and plot twists were occurring on every page.

Abbey return
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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
Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
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
Wee Shubba's World
Jessica has did it again. The Haunted is an amazing second installment of The Hollow Trilogy. The story of this novel has alot more depth to then The Hollow. Alot of the questions that are left unanswers in The Hollow are answered in The Haunted as well as a few more questions that leave you begging for more.

All the main characters that we grew to love in The Hollow are back and there are a few new ones thrown into the mix. Abbey has matured alot and her kind and down to earth nature as easy to
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
Jan 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love this book!!! Cant wait for the next one! ...more
Kim Chappell
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Katieb (MundieMoms)
For the past couple of months, Abbey has done everything she can to reclaim her sanity and get over Caspian. Not even living with her Aunt Marjorie on her farm can prepare Abbey for what she feels when she returns home. Abbey is constantly haunted by disturbing dreams and tries to fool herself into thinking she's normal, she throws herself back into making perfumes, receives tutoring from Ben to help her make up for the schooling she's missed and tries to move on from the grief she still feels o ...more
Whimsical Fox Story Teller
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Source: Received from publicist. Many thanks goes to Loretta from Simon & Schuster for sending me this book for review. This book was received free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 4/5

The Haunted opens up with Abbey heading back home to Sleepy Hollow. She is still dealing with her friend Kristen's death, and her relationship with Caspian. She is back to her perfume making and is trying to figure out what exactly is going on with Caspian, and herself.
Abbey is a more for
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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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