What an unexpected and unique take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin! A lot of the aspects of this book followed the clichés of the genre, but sometimes you just need to read a book like that, and it can even be comforting!
This was quite an addicting read for such a slow moving narrative. I loved all of the intricacies of the plot and the ways all of the characters' lives were woven together.
I actually ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would. There was a lull in the first half where I had to remind myself there was some supposed twist coming, but the rest of the book sucked me right in.
Title: The Family Upstairs Author: Lisa Jewell Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Pages: 340 My Rating: 3 stars This book was a relatively interesting and quick read, but it was lacking anything to truly make it stand out. The chapters are short and easy to burn through, and the characters are all unique... Continue Reading →
This book had me hooked from the first chapter; I knew right away that I was going to love Alessandra.
My first impression of this book was that it had a relaxed manner and that the characters were going to have a lot of depth. Not a whole lot happened in the first section of the book-aside from a bombing- but there were enough interesting details about the characters and their lives to entice me into continuing further.
I enjoy Seanan McGuire’s writing style very much- it’s probably one of my favorite things about her novels.
Something that stood out with this book from the beginning is that it didn’t follow the formula of every other detective story. Things didn’t happen in the order you’d expect, and that helped to keep the story fresh.
Things in this story felt a little strange straight from the beginning, but not enough that you could put your finger on exactly what was wrong. There was obviously something peculiar going on, but the author did a great job of hinting enough that things became questionable, without giving anything away too early.