Well, you get another twofer this week! Aren't you excited? You should be. You get two books that go together today. DECEPTION and BETRAYAL from Lee Nichols's Haunting Emma trilogy.
Blurb from Goodreads: "When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England. After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life."
Blurb from Goodreads: "Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive—one a snarky teen boy, the other a British scholar—Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good. As chilling and page-turning as Deception, this sequel will grab readers and hold them to the last page. No one is safe from suspicion as Emma closes in on the traitor."
These books are SO GOOD. I was hooked from the very first page with both of them. They are keep you up all night, scared to turn the light off, OMG I HAVE TO FINISH THIS NOW good.
Oh yeah. That good.
Emma is a likable character. Easy to relate to, easy to understand why she does the things she does. Oh, and she sees ghosts. Yeah, that's pretty freaky. And cool. But mostly freaky. Some of the ghosts are good. Then there are the shadows...the bad guys. They are SCARY. I had to read these books as fast as I could because they gave me nightmares. For real. lol The wraiths may be the scariest of all. Though, no. Neos is the scariest. *shudder*
Then there's Bennett. *swoon* You'll love Bennett. ;)
This is definitely a series you should pick up. You won't regret it.