*Review* The Unleashed (The Haunted #2)- Danielle Vega

48717564. sy475 In the terrifying sequel to The Haunted, Hendricks discovers that even though Steele House is gone, the hauntings in Drearfield are far from over — and it’s up to her to stop them.

Following the devastating blaze at Steele House, Hendricks and her friends are trying to return to normal. Prom is coming up and the school is in full preparation mode. Hendricks tries to pitch in, to mimic Portia’s enthusiasm, but the events of the last few months still haunt her. Steele House. Raven. Eddie.

Hendricks believes Eddie is still out there. She just has to find a way to reach him. Together with her friends, she forms a circle of seven and attempts to summon his spirit. Suddenly things start happening again. Flickering lights in the school library. Mysterious girls roaming the halls. The same song playing on a loop wherever she goes.

It all culminates in a violent attack and Hendricks realizes what they summoned may not be Eddie at all. The one thing she does know is that Steele House was only the beginning. And whatever they’ve unleashed is more dangerous than anything they’ve ever seen before.

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My Review

“A cold finger touched the back of her neck and traced down her spine. Hendricks yelped and spun around, one hand grasping for her neck. Who’s there? she shouted…. And then in her ear, the same raspy voice she’d heard in her room last night: He’ll be back for you.”

Would you hold a séance to communicate with a dead loved one? Even though it could bring evil up from the ground? Danielle Vega brings fear to life as it gets overrun by evil spirits of the undead.

Hendricks and her little gang of weirdos are back for round two. They just want everything to return to normal and move on but the darker side of life has other things in store for them.

Hendricks just can’t let go of Eddie. She believes that his spirit is still out there and wants to communicate with her. Instead of letting the past go, she gathers six friends to hold a séance to talk with Eddie one last time. But those things never go as planned. What she thought was going to happen, didn’t and she brought forth a spirit that is out to get revenge.

Violent attacks start to happen to not only her but her friends as well. Steele House was just the beginning of all of her haunted issues but now things get more dangerous.
Will Hendricks and her friends stop this evil entity before it destroys them?

This book was good but not as good as the first one. The Haunted made my skin crawl and made me feel uneasy inside of my own house. I just didn’t feel that with this one. The spirits were darker and more violent in this one but that’s not what I really wanted from a haunting book. I want that creep factor where I have to sleep with the lights on.

And is it just me, or was Hendricks even more annoying with her puppy love attitude?

The Unleashed was a good book and it left it way open for a third book. The ending had me wide-eyed with my jaw on the floor. Now I really need the third book because I have answers! If you’re looking for a good spooky read for the season, this would be a great start. Just prepare yourself mentally before you hop on in because the water is cold.

Rating: 3.5/5

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