Monday, December 31, 2018
The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee
This book has such a unique premise and that usually translates to a big thumbs up for me but I'm feeling somewhat ambivalent about it. There were parts that I found intriguing and wanted to keep reading, but overall it wasn't a page-turner for me. It would've helped a bit if the roles of the Shades, Summoners and apprentices were more clearly explained earlier on but I got there with it all. It also would've helped if the terms of The Agreement had been explainer earlier on but again, I got there. But really, those are small quibbles. I think the biggest problem for me was that the solving of the mystery and the role each character played in it didn't become fascinating for me until too late in the book. Also, the feeling seemed to vacillate between spooky/scary and more straight up mystery. With supernatural suspects. Not a bad book, but not a favorite.