Thursday, 10 March 2016

Review: Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

Author: Gabriella Lepore
Release Date: March 15th, 2013
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Status: standalone

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

“Then it is settled,” Felix declared. “Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.”

When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.

I was originally supposed to post this review for the blog tour hosted by Xpresso Books, but I however, was backtracked by pre-production, filming, and post-production for one of my television classes.

Anyways, I enjoyed this book for the most part- it was a pretty easy read. If I wasn’t really so busy, I actually would’ve finished the book in probably in a couple of hours. It was one of those novels that was really fast paced, where the characters were able to stick out, but since it was so fast, you didn’t really get to connect with the characters on an emotional level as much.

The action, the mystery/magic, and the characters really did make the story. I found the world easy to grasp, and the characters’ personalities really did make it enjoyable. For me, I feel like since it was such a fast read, a couple of plot twists and another sub-plot really would’ve made it just that much better. I was really getting a Raven’ Boys’ vibe from this entire novel, and it was just so good, I really wish it wasn’t that short.

Anyways, it was a good book. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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