3 February 2015

Book Review: The Departed (MacKinnon Curse,#3) by J.A. Templeton

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Format: Kindle 
Publishers: Indie
Published: 25th April 2012
Pages: 210
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Riley, Kade, Shane 
Date Read: 27th January - 29th January 2015
Rating Given:
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Psychic? Check.
Haunted by a malevolent spirit who is making life a living hell? Check. 
In love with a smoking hot Scot, who is the reincarnation of the man creepy malevolent ghost murdered two centuries before? Check.
Friends and family think you’re losing your mind? Check.
Welcome to the life of sixteen-year-old Riley Williams, whose life hasn’t been the same since she moved to Scotland and met the spirit of Ian MacKinnon, and Laria, the witch who murdered him. 
Since helping Ian cross over to the other side, Riley became Laria’s target, and now the witch has made it clear she wants her dead. Laria has already possessed Riley’s brother and friends, and Riley is starting to feel a little strange herself. She just hopes that she can stop Laria before the ghost takes everything from her. With her boyfriend Kade, her brother, and her buddies by her side, Riley is in for the fight of her life. 
NOTE: THE DEPARTED is a mature YA paranormal romance. Due to strong language, mention of alcohol, drug use, cutting, and sexual content, it is not recommended for younger readers.

I fell in love with this series from the very first free kindle book and couldn't stop myself from continuing on with the series and this last book was a fitting end.

I do like that all the covers are similar to one another as then you know that they are apart of a series but there's something about this particular cover that I don't like more than the others. I think it could have something to do with the male in the background as I can't picture him as any of the male characters.

I may not have remembered everything that had happened in the previous book but I was still swept away with the story. I may have really enjoyed this book but for me this was my least favourite of the series which was why I couldn't give it the full five out of five. I kind of liked the romance but for me it just didn't believe in Kade and Riley although there was some cute moments between them and was always there for one another even in moments when all hell breaks loose. I loved the creepy feel of this book and at times was scaring me but then I am a wuss so nothing new there. There was a bit of confusion in this book that didn't have anything to do with not remembering previous books it was more that there was a lot of possessions so I never knew who was real and who was possessed. For me it was the ending that let this book down as I don't understand why Riley couldn't have done something in the first place as that particular thing that they did would surely be something you would think of when trying to get rid of spirits.

I pretty much loved all the characters although there was a few that I wasn't a fan of but it was ok to hate them. Riley is definitely one of the mentally strongest person in this book as what she had to deal with and then get up and smile takes some guts. I loved Kade he was such a sweetheart and believed in Riley when most people would think she was loosing it. Actually I couldn't quite believe how trusting all her friends where with what was happening even when there's proof people would think of something to explain it all away but not Riley's friends and family. I would have to say my favourite character is Shane as he was always there just like Kade but I also felt he grew up a lot in this book.

Overall I have enjoyed this series and I would highly recommend them even if this last book wasn't as good it was still a great read.