Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the Shadow of the Spindrift House by Mira Grant

๏ ๏ ๏  Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏ 

Teen Investigating
Nautical-Themed Paranormal
Creepy House
Poetic Writing

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๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏ 

A weird (or maybe just weird to me) thing about this doesn't seem to be coming out as an eBook...just a hardcover, on every site I looked at.  It also has an illustrator...does that mean it has illustrations??? That could be cool, especially if they are by the same person who created the cover...and speaking of the cover, wow, this one is fantabulous.

With its poetic, atmospheric writing and the creep-factor of the Spindrift House itself, I found myself drawn to this story.  While, considered to be a Novella, but still clocking in at 200 pages, it ultimately reads fairly quickly, almost too quickly...because the ending is rather abrupt.

Mira Grant also writes as Seanan McGuire and I've never read a Seanan McGuire book...but judging from the covers/synopsis of those books, this story felt more like one of those, rather than a Mira Grant book.  It has a decidedly paranormal feel to it, after all.

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๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 4/5
Main Characters⇝ 4/5
Inanimate Characters⇝ 4.3/5
The Feels⇝ 3.5/5
Pacing⇝ 4.2/5
Addictiveness⇝ 4/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4.2/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4.3/5
Originality⇝ 4/5
Ending⇝ 3.8/5
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Book Cover⇝ Amazing
Setting⇝ Coast of Maine
Source⇝ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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