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When the Dead Come a Knockin'

The Veil Diaries, Book 2
Series: The Veil Diaries, Book 2
Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Alexis Delaney, and I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I'm a Necromancer. Which means I can see the dead, talk to them, and help them move on. Well, I used to be able to. Someone has sealed the Veil. Now the dead are stuck here. And with the extra energy floating around town, the ghosts are getting stronger.

It's been two months since I came to Spring Mountain to live with Uncle Rory. And the guys, my five best friends, have done everything they can to help since. Things, for once, were almost normal; my issues with the dead had become routine. Until they all found girlfriends.

Now I'm back to hiding everything again. With ghosts leaving their haunting grounds at will and new people asking questions as I try to build my link to the Veil, I don't know how the hell I'm going to pull this one off. But it can't get that bad, right?

©2017 B. L. Brunnemer (P)2017 Tantor

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Still so good!!

I loved this book. It is the second book in the series but no less amazing and full of action. Reading this it can get really easy to get caught up in the emotions shown. I especially loved the point of view shown from the different boys at the end and how it showed true loyalty and love. Lexi is still a bad ass who doesn’t care about what anyone thinks about her but is still an amazing role model for life (except in certain parts where she needed her friends to help). I loved the emotion shown with Dylan and Lexi near the end (for those who have read it you know what I mean) and I even started to tear up for Lexi. This novel allows you to create emotions for different characters on your own, whether you want to kiss the character for being so amazing or strangle them because you just can’t understand why they are doing this - I know I have felt both. This emotion in my opinion is what makes a book great which is why I love it although there is a lot of swearing so if you don’t appreciate that then definitely don’t read this book. Full marks for me though, it is one of my favourite series.

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I have a question

hi, how come the boys voices change when the talking in their own chapters? bye

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Fantastic

Absolutely loved this book as much as the first one! Can’t wait to get the next one! My families jealous of my reading time

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too much swearing

too much swearing for my liking andn just wasn't as good as the first one

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the first book was better, this one fell short

I nearly stopped and returned the book. I didn't care for the first 1/2 of the book.

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YES, MORE PLEASE

Book 2

I love the long hours listening to the story. I so do not mind Book 3 and the author's future series to be over 10 hours long.

So Book 2 is a slow build with Lexi dealing with the veil, I personally like it because it leaves more story time with Lexi and all the boys.

Based from the summary we all know the boys have girlfriends now. (SPOILER ALLERT) So there lies the drama, it goes from one guy's girlfriend to the next. The drama was frustrating to listen not because the author or narrator did anything wrong. It was frustrating cos I wanted to punch some of the boys's girlfriend (I know it is just a book) and Lexi having to deal with the girls drama all on her own.

Although we know the books are majority based on Lexi's POV but at the near ending of both books, the author shows another POV from the guys. I like this kind of writing because it shows us more inside to what the boy(s) are thinking.

On top of that, Lexi also have to deal with the souls who are getting stronger. For a 17 year old girl having to deal with so many stuff and in Book 1 shows us Lexi had to be a grown up cos her mother can't take care of herself, so Lexi had to be the adult. Which makes her very mature for a 17 year old.

Anyway, I seriously hope Book 3 will be out ASAP please. I am looking forward to my next hit.

Lastly, I must show my appreciation to the narrators AMAZING JOB, made me so hook into the story.

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  • Killian
  • 03-06-2019

I'm conflicted

On one hand this story idea is great, I love the friendship between Lexie and the boys but this book was pointless. In the overall plot nothing happened, it's just subplots and silly drama that gets you nowhere (much like a lot of highschool lives I guess). The other problem I had was that it didn't sound like it was edited, like it was a first or second revision maybe. Just try counting how many times "burst out laughing" is used. Well over 100. And honestly she's not that funny. Like she can be at times but simple things people usually say is suddenly hilarious out of Lexie's mouth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-2017

sooooo good

so good. it will be tourture waiting for the next. these characters fill my heart.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-2017

Fantastic

This book is beyond amazing. The writing is flawless, the storyline is well thought out, and the characters are so believable. The narrating couldn't have been better. I can hardly wait for the third book to come out on audio!! I've already read it and look forward to intending to it.

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  • lashana
  • 21-04-2019

Lexi needs to not forget her bracelets.

The audio performance is awesome! If I hear “Sunshine” one more time. Also, girls don’t “Nut up”; that’s so crass. To me the story needs to focus more on Lexi fixing the veil, strengthening her power, and remembering to wear her protective charms ALL the time. To me, sickness as a plot device to have all the guys fawn all over her is just ugh. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Also, I don’t care how open minded you are, cuddling with five different guys is just not ok. Flipping pick a guy. Dylan’s behavior was understandable to a degree. I don’t think the author needed to ditch him in favor of love pentagon. I don’t know that I would continue series if it wasn’t in romance package.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-2017

REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

I enjoyed this second book in the series but I just have two complaints - too much unnecessary swearing and too many repeated statements. Believe me, we get it. Other than that, the narration is great and the story is still pulling me in for the next book.

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  • Heather
  • 29-04-2020

If I heard snickered one more time... grrr

The first book was interesting enough to catch my attention however this book did nothing to hold it. Incredibly irritating. Between them snickering every five seconds and bursting out in laughter every ten on things that weren't even humorous had me gritting my teeth. The author needs to pick up a thesaurus because I think she just learned the word snicker and used it about 500 times in the 4 hours I willed myself to listen. Here are a few alternative words. ' grin, smile, smirk, giggle, guffaw, cheese out with the teeth out' seriously just made that up. Come on now, so many different ways of telling us the characters had a good time. Another irritant was how every girl was such a mean girl. Well if you know the guy you are friends with has a girlfriend don't disrespect her by jumping into his arms and consistently throwing yourself onto them in a flirtatious manner. Show respect to earn respect. There are so many grievances on how much this book needed just a little more depth to the main character I could go on for days but kudos on writing it and I'm glad so many others liked it. Just not for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-2019

oook sooo This one...=)

k so Last book, had to get past all the filler stuff. now This one, it’s getting past allll the times SOmeone is ‘bursting out laughing’. author’s thing, of course, but damn annoying at times. ‘he/they/the guys/pretty much Everyone Coooonstantly burst out laughing’ .. umm ya. sooo, other than That crap. there’s still a bunch of unnecessary filler but at least not as much as in the last book. narrator gets snaps n props for correctly pronouncing ‘foyer’. a Lot of others don’t and it’s just one of my little aggravations. doesn’t make much difference tho cause im still onto the next book now =)

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  • Theresa Galvan
  • 12-07-2019

ugh

The first book was great, finished it in a day and wanted more so started the second book and taken me longer. The author lost me when adding all this unnecessary drama i want more details about the other side. I started predicting whats going to happen next and got bored.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-04-2019

Love this series

Another great addition to this collection. Lexi continues to learn about her gifts and how to use them, and the boys continue to get closer and more protective of her. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • lynette rodriguez
  • 30-01-2019

I smirked ... I snorted

Overall story will keep you entertained but some very annoying issues with the writing and plot. Says I snorted or he snorted repeatedly - and I mean sentence after sentence -paragraph after paragraph Also, it feels like this one heroine Lexi was created to fulfill every possible fantasy - from the relationships with multiple men to no relationships with women because they are pretty much all bitches and jealous of Lexi to telling your mom to f-off, cussing non-stop, etc. It can seem a bit odd at times and that’s sayingsomethingconsidering the book is about a necromancer.

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  • kirsty kelly
  • 14-11-2018

Wow

I absolutely love these books!!! The narrators are fantastic and the characters are so loveable . Everyone needs to read/listen to these books.

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  • Marie
  • 11-04-2018

Even better than the last one!

Loved the book and the storyline is unbelievable. The narration was really good too. I still wish the guy was doing the guys speaking parts instead of just their POV but I'm used to it now.

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  • Julie
  • 20-03-2018

another great book

part two keeps you on your toes as the plot thickens and the characters draw you deeper into the story.

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  • Ninjacat
  • 07-10-2017

One of the best audiobooks ever

This series is one of the best audios I have ever listened to. The narrator has a beautiful tone of voice which is full of expression and life, she reads fluidly and her voice is soothing to the ear. So good is the quality and voice that I get sucked right into the book, it's relaxing and exciting all at once. The male narrator at the end also has a great tone of voice and it is nice to get the guys perspective in a male voice

I have listened to this audio on more than one occasion and will be listening again in the future. The storyline is epic and one of the best written series I have read so far

If you want a great story with a fantastic audio then get this one as to be honest it does not really get any better than this

Ten stars if I could