First book of the year finished!!! I stayed up way too late to finish it – not caring for future Hannah who had work this morning…
No matter where she went, danger followed.
And it horrified her. Just as it thrilled her.
So I originally rated this 5 stars on completing it. I’d flown through it – it’s the first book in a long time I’ve devoured in a day – and the story was enjoyable. But I think it’s more 4/4.5 upon thinking of it.
I love the mystery surrounding the characters, but also – I think the mystery wasn’t really cleared up much either and I’m still in the dark. There’s a looming menace throughout, and an unflinching female lead. The setting of 19th century New Orleans gave me vibes of Interview With a Vampire – a film I love, although I’ve never read the book, sorry!
French and Spanish sentences and phrases are peppered throughout – whilst I love they’re there, it added to the feel and effect of the book, I don’t speak them… They took me out of the story while I looked them up on Google translate…
I’m left with a few questions, and one of the final scenes has left me confused over whether I’ve missed something in the story. But I’m definitely looking forward to delving into the next book, The Damned, when I can.
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