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A Mostly Good Reading Experience
on June 20, 2016
This was definitely a new angle on an over-done genre, and I effectively got drawn into the world of the book, with all its strangeness. On the one hand I liked how the author took her time telling the story, so it seemed to evolve organically, rich in detail. And yet there were sections that dragged, bogged down by rambling exposition, convoluted stream-of-consciousness sentences, and a chronically tired and grumpy narrator. Despite this, I found McKinley's take on vampires compelling, and I also appreciated her way of handling the descriptions of magic. I found them convincing and evocative. It's not my favorite book by this author, but I might reread it somewhere down the road. I certainly hurried all the way to the end, anxious to see what would happen. And I also admit, I wish there was a sequel, as I really want to know what develops with these characters afterward.