I had a really hard time getting into this one, and I’m not really sure why. I think there were a few things going on: first, that the characters didn’t have enough depth and I was struggling to connect with them, and second, the plot had too many loose threads that lasted too long and not enough happened in regards to each.
I’ve never read anything quite like The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and I enjoyed every second of it. There’s a new mystery around every corner, and every time you feel like you’ve gained a step you’re thrown a foot back.
The author did a great job of jumbling everything up and blurring lines, and it was super hard to keep track of who knew what, what was a lie, and when someone was saying what they really felt or if they were pretending.
DNF 75%. It took me a while to get into this one, and I’m not really sure why even I stuck around and lasted as long as I did. The writing was very plain and basic, and I felt that the descriptions of environments and characters were lacking overall.
Title: Muse of Nightmare Author: Laini Taylor Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Pages: 522 My Rating: 5 stars “Once upon a time there was a silence that dreamed of becoming a song, and then I found you, and now everything is music.” It’s been a long time since a novel has evoked... Continue Reading →
This book is mystery after mystery, interspersed between dreams and wonder. You’re swept up into the fantasy right along with Lazlo and Sarai- just in time for reality to snap them out of it and remind you that there are important, scary, life changing things going on during the waking hours.