3.5 Star #Review ~ Alone by Cyn Balog

Posted November 16, 2017 by Michelle in Review / 2 Comments

It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it.

Ok so don’t get me wrong this book wasn’t bad…BUT….it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, about 60% in. I understand what she was trying to do but I think instead of focusing on how creepy the house was, the characters needed more of something. There is a part in the book that explains that Seda has an inner voice. I felt that wasn’t explained enough and didn’t really go anyplace. I will tell you the Twist at the end totally had me like, WHAT!?!?! but I also felt it needed a lot more build to get to that end. It was shocking and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I actually read it like 3 times. I just felt it was really missing something.

I am adding a spoiler at the end of this post. So if you read the book feel free to read the spoiler, I am only adding it because I need to explain what annoyed me about this book. It has so much potential and just when it was getting good it was over. I felt like 30% of the book could have been the build of house and character but I wanted more of Seda and the teens that come to the house. Maybe even adding more to the creepy factor of the house and the rooms being so odd.

Overall I liked it, it wasn’t the best book ever but I enjoyed it. I really thought the end was like WOW and I wasn’t really expecting what happened. I do recommend even just to read the end. 🙂

Here is a sort of spoiler….

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2 responses to “3.5 Star #Review ~ Alone by Cyn Balog

  1. I read Fairy Tale from Balog a long, long time ago. I enjoyed it and always intended to read more from her. I haven’t and I don’t know why… Anyway, I’m happy Alone wasn’t a total loss for you but I can absolutely understand your need for more character development. I mean, if you don’t know enough about the character to really connect with them, why do we care, right? You have me curious about the ending though. 🙂