I’ve been trying to find more paranormal books to read because it’s a genre I haven’t read much from and I know there are some good books out there waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
I found this book on NetGalley and the blurb sounded catchy so I dived in and tried to get lost in the story… I tried.
When I think of paranormal, I think of books intending to scare the pants off me, not help me fall asleep at night when I’m not planning to.
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Book review: Wraith by Mark Wheaton #bookreview #markwheaton #netgalley #paranormalbooks #booktwt #bookaddict #booktwitterTweet
Originally published: 1977
Plot from GoodReads:
After witnessing the death of her mother at a young age, Cecily LeClercq grows up hiding herself away in the remote Carolina wetlands. When a stranger arrives from Paris saying a distant, elderly relative is desperate to see her before she dies, Cecily travels to an old chateau deep in the French woods. There she learns of an ancient curse that has consumed generations of her ancestors, personified by a vicious, ghostly wraith who emerges from the forest when the death of a LeClercq is near…
The pace in the book was a bit confusing and had no consistency. There were parts in the book that were fast paced and then long periods of time where the scenes just went on and on at snail pace, then suddenly pick up, and on and on it went. I wasn’t sure if this was to add suspense or give the book a specific feel but the non-emotional rollercoaster created just didn’t work.
The author failed a little with combining different genres that usually work well together but they didn’t glue together that great in this book.
The plot had a pretty generic baseline plot with family curses and finding more mysteries than answers. The book actually left me with more questions than what I started with and the ending didn’t bring closure to the story.
There was very little character growth throughout the book and the secondary character proved to be more interesting than the main one, with more entertainment value. The showdown with the villain was just over the top without any real suspense or creepiness.
I couldn’t find the point to the epilogue with what the author was trying to achieve. More mystery? Possible sequel? What???
Thanks again to NetGalley for the opportunity to review the book.
The book has a rating of 3.55 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.
Wraith by Mark Wheaton #bookreview #markwheaton #netgalley #paranormalbooks #bookaddict #booktwitterTweet
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