I thought this was an incredibly original concept. However, the execution was more than a little clumsy. I felt like the story jumped all over the place, with different times and characters jumbling together. I never felt like I got the whole story; it hopped around so much that things were lost in the process. And because the main character has undergone so many transformations, I never really felt like I know who she was. Was the story about Annaliese or Anna? I was never able to really tell.
The description of the book says it is a mix of Stephen King books and Pretty Little Liars. That may have been the goal, but the reality is it missed the mark. The strength of this book is the feeling it creates. The author does a great job of creating a very dark, gothic setting and story. I just felt like it needed to be a little bit more refined.
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