Review: Resurrection (Ripper, #3) by Amy Carol Reeves

April 14, 2014 Review 0

Review: Resurrection (Ripper, #3) by Amy Carol ReevesResurrection by Amy Carol Reeves
Series: Ripper, #3
Published by Flux on April 8, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Horror
Format: eBook
Pages: 360 pages
Source: Author, Edelweiss
Sexual Content: kissing
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

When she catches Edmund Wyatt following her through the streets of London, Abbie Sharp learns that every British monarch for hundreds of years has known about—and financially supported—the Conclave. Furious that the monarchy would cooperate with such a nefarious group, Abbie refuses Wyatt’s request for help in catching the person who is blackmailing Queen Victoria with this secret information. But a far greater threat emerges when the Ripper, Max, returns and brings a string of new murders with him. Abbie must choose whether to help the Queen she now despises or stop Max from succeeding at his most diabolical plan yet—the creation of a whole new Conclave aimed at usurping the British throne.

“In the stunning conclusion of the Ripper series, Amy Carol Reeves once again twists an engaging tale that is as riveting as it is macabre. Readers will appreciate the way that Abbie faces her dangerous villains head on--even when sometimes the most dangerous foe is her own heart. You'll want to sleep with the light on after this one.” --Gwen Hayes, author of Falling Under

RESURRECTION continues right where RENEGADE left of with the undead essentially making more dead in dark streets of London and the Ripper still at large stalking Abbie and trying to get her to become immortal like him. I tend to yawn at bad guys in fiction constantly asking the hero/heroine to 'join them' in whatever nefarious plot or idea they have and I kept getting this feeling during any moment with Abbie and Max (aka the Ripper). Irritation at the main antagonist aside I quite liked seeing his POV and getting an insight into his dark, warped mind. I also always enjoy Abbie as a heroine as she isn't so encumbered by the love triangle that is thankfully not too present in this story and she has her own goals that don't necessarily have to have a man in them.

In regards to the the general feel of the story and plot there is a ton of suspense and action along with some grand revelations that had me pretty surprised. While much of this series is very dark and at times would fit well in the horror book genre, RESURRECTION really earns its 'horror' title with many instances of familiar faces coming to life and going on bloody killing rampages. Also, I enjoy the rich historical references to 19th century life in London with mentions of Queen Victoria and of course the 'Jack the Ripper'.

RESURRECTION concludes the Ripper series with a satisfyingly epic final showdown between Abbie and Max that ends the story in a bittersweet moment. Luckily there is an epilogue that gives a slightly more hopeful ending for Abbie.

Series Titles:

1. Ripper
2. Renegade

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