28 July 2014

Rooms; Lauren Oliver

RoomsRooms by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh, how I wanted more creepiness, more horror, more of a gothic feel! This was horror-lite, which relatively benign ghosts and a troubled family. The deep secrets that supposedly Must Be Revealed so that everyone can have a happy life (or death, in the case of Alice and Sandra) aren't really deep secrets. With one exception, they're all just mistakes or depression or something other than what they're being built up to be. It was also disappointing that everyone seemed to be somehow connected (Sandra befriends Minna, Alice's daughter, for example). The only character I liked was Trenton and only because he was less objectionable than anyone else.

ARC provided by publisher.

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