...to find her way thru this complicated mess.
I was tempted to lower my rating to 2 stars, but I decided I would leave it at 3. I did enjoy it...mostly. It only had 1 grammatical error. And I finished it within 3 days. So, 3 stars.
Now, for the negatives: poorly written. Convoluted. Couldn't follow some of the characters' trains of thought. The switching between 1st and 3rd person. And even at the end I couldn't fully tell what had really happened to some of the story.
Emma was a nightmare sister. Cass became one herself, so I couldn't relate to her or feel sympathy. And she was written to be far too intelligent for a teenager. The side characters were extremes: polarizingly blind and stupid or too involved and conveniently similar to Cass.
I only finished this because I genuinely wanted to know what happened to Emma, the Pratts, and Rick. The curveball at the end was ridiculous.
The book wasn't all bad. It was just juvenile and not original. It was more like an average episode of SVU.
Exactly one month today "The Haunting of Dove Cote House" will be published.
Right now I'm not exactly sure how I feel about that to be honest.
I mean a lot of people dream of seeing their book in print and I'm going to be doing that soon.
And yes I like so many others have dreamt of this moment.
So why am I not jumping up and down with joy celebrating?
Quite simply because I am still going through my manuscript before handing it over to the company that is self-publishing it for me.
My one thought right now is to get that work done and hand it over.
Once I've done that I'm certain I will experience not only a sense of relief, but also a nervous expectation as I count down the day until the book becomes available to all.
The day my life long dream finally becomes a reality.