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?
An upper YA book that intertwines horror with retellings
I’m weird when it comes to my entertainment preferences and normally embrace it but decided to throw caution to the wind with this one and thankfully I was not disappointed. I’m not a fan of the horror genre when it comes to books; I’ve been known to immediately give away anything that could even remotely be part of this genre, avoid it altogether or leave it in the garage so I don’t bring anything ‘bad’ spiritually into my house. And yet…..I’m a horror movie addict and thrive on that adrenaline feel I get from getting freaked out even when I know I’m going to have nightmares.
Thankfully Robinson did not give me nightmares and I ended up enjoying her mesh of fairy tales and horror as she blended them into this unique and seemingly original YA novel. It was pretty interesting to read her take on classic tales besides I currently live in Texas and since the story is supposed to be based here I felt I had to check it out on that alone.
Once you really dig into it, the story will definitely feed that adrenaline junky like need through its mystery, clever plot twists, adventure and crazy cool characters. It was like a book version of a Tim Burton movie, completely twisted and yet oh so satisfying.
Thank you to Netgalley and Candace Robinson for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com