I originally downloaded this book at the request of Kelly. And by request, of course, I mean that she gave me a link and said, "This is free, download it and read it." And because I always do what Kelly tells me to, that's exactly what I did.As I'm not familiar with the Graveyard Queen series (nor Amanda Stevens), I can't speak to how well this sets up the series, especially since the MC briefly makes an appearance in The Abandoned. However, I think it was an interesting look into the Graveyard Queen world, and I would definitely pick up the first book in the series.I downloaded The Abandoned as a free Kindle download on 2/24/12 for the Why Buy the Cow? challenge.