Archive | April 3, 2014

The Quick. Lauren Owen

The Quick. Lauren Owen
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
The description for this was fairly vague, I was initially unsure if I wanted to read it but from reviews I saw vampires were part of it – and I just love vampire novels, so put in my request.
Sadly though I thinks this is a Marmite book, you either love it or hate it. Reviews range from both ends of the spectrum, so clearly though I got to 50% before finally giving up I’m not alone. Yet there are some fabulous four and five star reviews. I’m always saying we all like different things from our reading, and this is one of the novels that illustrates that beautifully.
Its hard to say why I didn’t like it, its beautifully written, very evocative and I felt as though I was there at the time the book is supposed to be live. Its the characters and the actual story that didn’t gel for me. I didn’t like the people enough, and I felt that just as I was becoming invested in the one I could feel for, James, the book diverged off on another path. Skim reading I saw he appears later but I just couldn’t feel enough for him or the plot to want to continue so for me this novel is a bust 😦
If you do like it though – and as I said there are some great four and five star reviews – its one to savour and wallow in at £4.35 for 528 pages, enough to get really in depth.
Stars: two. Just not my sort of read.
ARC supplied by Netgalley

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