First off- check out this beautiful book cover! I instantly fell in love with it; you know me and book covers; they are eye candy!
So what's the deal with Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, Candace Robinson's break-out novel? Here's a quick blurb:
Some see it... Some don't...
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?
So the question is, did this book's actual read live up the fun and mysterious summary provided?
This is Robinson's first novel and I'm so proud of the amazing work she's produced. The story shares courage and going the extra distance for those you care for. I found great appreciation in Perrie Madeline. Her background and the background in her relationships allowed understanding as to why she chose to dive into such a mystical journey. I also loved that August was willing to go the distance with her. That was some serious... seriousness! LOL Especially since he'd readily admitted he was no knight in shining armor. I also liked Maisie- but man, she was WAY too chipper for me, and I'm Chipper!
The story hooked me in, and though I was growing weary with nursery rhymes and fairy tales, QWGV took a turn so twisted, I had to keep reading, even laugh through most of the horror. It was written that way- don't worry! Like when Perrie found Maisie: "They did an awful thing to me, but I taught them." (That's the sick person in me; I loved that part!)
QWGV is original in its telling and I flew through the pages. The only issue I found in the telling was during conversations. Sometimes it can be difficult to write banter, and have it feel natural, fluid and actual. Many times, it may break literary rules, but you've gotta use contractions and slang to make it real. With this book, there were times when the characters were upset or in the midst of danger, and they used EXACT, PROPER English- it was weird. It threw off the talk, but it didn't ruin the story, not by a long shot!
I loved Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault and I am sure you will enjoy it too. It's about 168-pages, making it a quick and fun read. Check it out while I move on to the next read!
Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault
Amazon Digital Services, LLC
May 16, 2017
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