Title: Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Fault
Author: Candace Robinson
Publisher Info / Release: CreateSpace / May 16, 2017
Source: E-ARC from NetGalley
Rating: 3 / 5 *’s
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, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?
A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness
I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review!
There may be slight spoilers!
The concept of this story was very fascinating but I wish it had more development and more action in the different “scenes” that they were in.
This book started out really strong for me. The prologue was super intriguing and was written so captivating. Whomever the character was, I instantly wanted to know more. But then in the first chapter, I immediately got a contemporary book feel instead of a horror story in the making. I was rather disappointed that it stayed like that until we got closer to the ending. The introduction of the main characters were good and you got a better understanding of how they were all intertwined before the disappearances started up.
Once I got past the beginning chapters (I will admit, it took me a while to get through them), the story picked up as Perrie and her friends investigate the mysterious glass vault that appears in their town. The concept of the actual museum is intriguing and this is where I felt like more could have been built on. I don’t want to give anything away but if you like retellings, you’ll enjoy this part of the book. It was fast paced though longer descriptive scenes would have been much better. Certain parts felt like they happened too quick and they figured out the “puzzles” a bit too easily in a way.
There were two major turning points for me when the story takes more of the horror feel. I was shocked and immediately had a bad feeling. Then the second turn was so big that I felt as if I was reading a different book from the one I had started. (Again, I don’t want to give away spoilers, but they were BIG)
I wish the last couple of chapters, and really all throughout the story, had the same tone as in the beginning of the book. It would have added to give it a more mysterious / horror feel. Overall, I liked the story but I hope the sequel will have some improvements that I wish this one would have had. The sentences were a bit choppy, there were flashbacks that I wanted to be in a kind of separate thought to make them stand out more, and I wanted more action. I’m curious to see how the sequel turns out after that incredibly shocking ending. I personally hope and think the next book will be darker and explain more.
If you need a quick read, this would be a good book for you!
Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read and review this.