Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review - Surrender (Haunting Emma #3) by Lee Nichols

Surrender  (Haunting Emma, #3)Title: Surrender
Author: Lee Nichols
Series: 3rd (Deception, Haunting)
Pages: 258
Published: December 6th 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens 
ISBN: 9781599904238
Source: Purchased

Description: After a devastating battle at headquarters in New York, the ghostkeeping world is in shambles. When Emma and Bennett return home, they are determined to defeat the wraithmaster, Neos, forever. But it's not going to be easy. Bennett's parents kick him out when they realize he is still using drugs to enhance his powers. Emma is convinced her aunt has come back from the dead to warn her of a new threat. And worst of all, Neos is using wraiths to possess the students at Thatcher Academy. If the ghosts manage to take over the entire school, even Emma won't be strong enough to stop them. But if either she or Bennett sacrifice his or her powers, they might be able to save the ghostkeeping world once and for all-and break the "ghostkeepers lose their powers when they fall in love" curse. The question is: who will be the one to surrender all power?  

I Give This ...


I think this will be short and sweet.  It's been way to long since I've read it (the one downfall of a blog hiatus).  I'll give it my best shot though!

Bennett was the most interesting character for me.  I could not figure out the purpose behind his drug use even if it enhanced his powers.  It just didn't seem to fit the character I knew.  However, when we finally learn what his true intentions were and how the powerful drug use aided in that, I understood the bigger picture.   Nothing he did was for himself, but entirely for Emma and to help her defeat Neos.

Emma was really no nonsense this time around.  She was actually quite discouraged anytime the group was idle.  She wanted the war with Neos to be over with.  I was impressed with how well she kept her head on her shoulders.  She may have wanted Neos dead and wanted to be the one to do, but she never acted irrationally. 

I was afraid with as much of the book that passed by before our final battle took place, that the end would be short.  That really irritates me when the ending is rushed.   But, I really felt that the author did the ending justice.  I was satisfied with the chain events and how the series came to a close!


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