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Don't let this be your first Crusie
on November 17, 2010
Or you'll never read another. This is more like 2 books smushed together - a oddly updated Gothic horror and a bit of a modern romance. They don't work well together at all. The romance part on its own could've been good, as a longer story would allow for more character development especially for North. The horror part just left me cold - it's clearly hard to be a chilling and comedic at the same time. It starts off quite creepy and by the end is a farce. I think she introduced too many characters and story lines so it wasn't possible to develop them fully. That said I really like her and any of her other books are a much better read.