Monday, November 23, 2015

Mini Review: The Curse of Crow Hollow

ISBN: 0718026772
Pages: 416
Source: BookLooks
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Everyone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves, the old widow who lives in the mountain. Many call her a witch; others whisper she s insane. Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husband s death hovers over them all. That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvaretta s cabin, incurring her curse. Now a sickness moves through the Hollow. Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge. And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain, but the darkness that lives within themselves.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my long awaited review for The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey. I received this all that way back in August and it's been such a long time, I apologize for not putting this up earlier.

The whole premise of the story is what attracted me to requesting this book in the first place and when I first started reading, I was definitely intrigued. The story is told with a type of narration that seems so natural and compelling, you can't help but be dragged into the story. It all opens up with some teenage drama and angst over a diamond bracelet and the desire to fit in. The book itself is so creepy and gripping at times, but at other times it just seems to drag on for forever. In school, we're taught to "show not tell" with our writing and as much as I enjoyed the writing style, it was just too much telling to the point where the novel dragged on and on. Other than the engaging writing, I felt pretty disconnected from everything else. Since everything is so complex and there is so much to be told with the story, it gets difficult to keep track of everything that is going on. The amount of minor characters is overwhelming and each one of them has a significant story that contributes to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the idea of the story and the ideas of mob mentality and superstition, but the general delivery was a bit difficult to swallow.

*Huge thanks to BookLooks for providing a copy to review. All thoughts are 100% my own*
3 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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