Things I Liked:
From the first paragraph, this story sucked me in. The mysterious and disturbing prophecy, not to mention the dark and morbid setting, this book will thrill any fan of paranormal mystery. I loved the feeling of chills and spookiness that pervades the whole thing. The writing also happens to be just as rich and enticing as the plot:
Stepping into the cavernous main hall, I find the library is more than quiet, it is deserted. Indeed, I don't see a single person as we make our way across the scuffed marble floor. Its emptiness is more than the lack of living, breathing beings. It is the unread pages of the many books that reside on the shelves throughout the room. I should not have though one could tell when books have gone unread, but after the company of Birchwood's well-loved library it is as if I can hear these books whispering, their pages grasping and reaching for an audience. p 155Things I Didn't Like:
I found myself somewhat disappointed with the lack of character given to Alice. All throughout the book, Lia talks about her and their childhood and things she's done, but I feel like I have no idea what her true character is. Also, I was a little let down with the ending. With the urgency Lia felt about her part in the prophecy, I almost felt like it should have been concluded in this book. However, I am looking forward to more books in the series.
Reminded me of the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
It felt like Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier with its spooky atmosphere
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
not violence in the traditional sense, but some frightening things
Overall rating: ****
Are you a fan of all out scary books or those that have more subtle creepy details?
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