Author: Kim Drollinger
Publisher: (October, 7th 2011)
Disclaimer: Copy received for review purposes.
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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
“Annette has had nightmares for as long as she can remember. However, it was not until a strange encounter that Annette realizes her dreams have a deeper meaning than she could have imagined. In her search for answers, Annette is drawn into a world of dangerous creatures that human kind forgot exists. Once drawn in, Annette can never return to the life she knew.” Amazon blurb
I loved the premise for this book. I’m such a sucker for this kind of stories, that I was sure I was going to love it!
For some reason, though, it didn’t really work for me, which is a pity.
I think partly it was because it took so long to get the plot moving along. There’s a prologue that sets the scene up for mystery and scary things and then... We spend the next hundred pages or so going through the main character’s life.
I don’t mind that. I understand that knowing our lead is important. I do start to have issues when it involves making coffee step by step. Making toast step by step. And so on. The fact that she’s a vet should have helped me sympathize – my mom is a vet and I grew up breathing the job, but... Everything happened so slowly at first that I couldn’t get into the story.
Perhaps that’s what happened afterwards – I couldn’t get into the flow, so I couldn’t care much about the outcome. It was okay to read, but I wasn’t invested enough to recommend it. This is one of those, “choose your yourself” titles, I’m afraid!
There’s some interesting use of mediums and ghost stories, though, and eventually things picked up, but it was a bit too late for me. Still, you might want to check it.