Title: The Uninvited
Author: J.A. Templeton
Series: The MacKinnon Legacy #1
Date: March 17, 2015
Source: from Author for review
Synopsis (from Goodreads): For readers who loved the international best-selling YA paranormal romance series, The MacKinnon Curse, here is a new spin-off series!
Madison Sinclair has a secret. She can see, hear and feel the dead.
At seventeen, Madison travels to Edinburgh to study and discovers that university is not the only adventure to be found there. The historic Scots city is a hotbed of paranormal activity and Madison’s talents and empathy are tested when she meets the spirit of a missing teen, Jaime.
Madison befriends Shane, a fellow student and very human charmer from her home town, who also knows a thing or two about ghosts and their ways.
Madison’s spirit friend, Jaime, has a flesh-and-blood brother. Haven is a sexy, tattooed bad boy with a dangerous reputation, but is drawn to Madison because of the enticing truth she could give him about his little sister.
Shane and Haven help Madison use her gifts to uncover the secrets surrounding Jaime’s disappearance, which puts Madison in danger from more than wayward spirits. The psychopath that killed Jaime now has Madison in his cross-hairs, and he has no intention of letting her reveal the truth.
THE UNINVITED is book one in The MacKinnon Legacy series and is intended for readers over 17+ due to language, sexual situations, and violence.
J.A. Templeton is one of my favorite authors for years now. I have read five of her novels before this one, and loved every-single one of them.
This one was no exception. I really, really liked it!
This story takes place five years after The Departed.
Although this is a spin-off, it is not fully tied to it’s predecessor. What I’m trying to say is that you are not obligated to read The MacKinnon Curse series in order to read this one.
Yeah, most of the characters are in both series, and stories are connected but are two separated pieces.
Regardless, if you still haven’t, I suggest you to read The MacKinnon Curse because it is an enjoyable read.
Our main character Madison is all grown up and she started college in Edingburgh. I enjoyed reading her story and getting to know the person she became. She is one interesting girl who’s still not fully independent but is on a good way to be.
It was so nice to see Shane again. I was always fond of him and I haven’t change my mind. I am really looking forward to read more about him.
Actually, it was nice to see everyone once again and to find out how Riley and Kade are doing. I only wish we got to know more about Cait‘s life.
I think J.A. Templeton is really good in creating likeable characters. There is really not one character that I didn’t like and although it could sometimes be a flaw, I don’t think it was in this case.
However, I am curious how the story will develop from this book on because what seems flawless now could easely became drawback later if not shaped right.
Do I think we should have more character development trough the series? I do.
But I have no doubt Templeton will do a good job, as she always does.
We do have a glimpse of a love triangle but I didn’t pay too much attention to it because to me, it was clear who should win in this love game. Still, I want to know if I was right and where the author will take us with it.
While reading this book I had a vibe I had way back when I was watching “Ghost Whisperer” TV show.
If you liked watching that show, I think you would like this book.
The novel ends with something I like to call The perfect cliff-hanger.
It makes you wonder what is going to happen’ next but doesn’t leave you desperate for the sequel. You don’t feel like you have to have it in your hands right away, but it does announce to you that the sequel will be soooo good and you are looking forward to read it because you know you’ll enjoy it more then this book you just finished.