Friday, October 17, 2014
Book Review: Fiendish
AUTHOR: Brenna Yovanoff
PUBLISHED: August 14th, 2014
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PREMISE: A girl wakes up and gets saved from being locked in a cellar only to be brought into a dark world of magic...
MY REVIEW: I love Yovanoff's imagination. This author is seriously underrated. Like Durst, each one of her ideas is unique in some way.
Also, I want to point to this book as a good example of how to world build without doing info dump after info dump. Because this is a complicated world with interesting rules. Yet Yovanoff managed to show it to the reader piece by piece, without having the main character go "this is this because of that and this etc." So refreshing to see. All authors should take notes.
Mostly this was just a fun creepy book that was perfect for this time of year. The romance was what it was. I could take it or leave it. But it was never the focus of the book, it was kind of just there. What was the focus was this fabulously creepy town and idea.
If you want a good creepy tale for Halloween, I highly recommend this one. As well as any of Yovanoff's other books.
WHO SHOULD READ: Yovanoff fans, Stephan King fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five creepy houses