Oh boy, I know two reviews in less than one week. What can I say… I’m on a role. Now, do you like horror? Do you like things that go bump in the night? How about Grimm’s fairy tales but darker… Yes its possible. This book was provided to me by NetGalley. Here is my honest review.
First, here’s the synopsis. People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie and her friend August go on a pursuit for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with the disappearances?
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is the start of a thrilling duology full of magic, danger, and romance.
The first thing I would like to mention about this story is that it is very, very repetitive. But if you persevere you reap the rewards. For instance our Main Character’s… They seem to forget important details extremely easily and seem very easily distarcted and this, at points, ruins the mood that was created.
The genres of this book are Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. The fantasy aspect I understood more or less straight away. Horror took a while to kick in. By a while, I mean almost all of the book. You get through about 97% of the book and you still can’t figure out how the Main Character’s are going to get out of the mess that they have been sucked into… Literally.
As much as I love the idea of the Main Character’s being thrown around all of these exhibits with no way out, I would have liked to see a subtle change from the last. Other than the change to the story, or fairy tale, there is no change to the circumstances. They are stuck in this place and they are being hunted. The problem is that it isn’t really gripping until the end.
The description and the way its all portraied is brilliant. You don’t feel scared until the author really wants you to and even then the horror is ramped up and the whole thing does a 180 degree flip. The end is so clean and brilliant that I had no idea it was happening until it had happened. By this point you realise its to late for any of the Main Characters.
The plot reminds me a little of Caraval but with a ridiculous twist that you don’t expect. The whole story is very clever and different. It’s such a new and gripping idea in the end.
Grimm’s fairytales gets even more grim, with horrific twists that will leave you trusting no one in the tale.