26 October, 2016

Something (Wisteria 1) by Shelby Lamb - [Book Review]

Book Details:
Title: Something (Wisteria 1)
Author:Shelby Lamb
Genre: Adult fiction, horror, mystery
Publisher: Grunge Bookz
Source: An advanced review copy from the author

Book Blurb:
I will find true love and everything will be okay. I will find true love and everything will be okay... she chanted. They say be careful what you read. Something is wrong. Something is very wrong. It can happen to anyone. This is just four teenagers story. Aubrey Golding hates her face, her body, and is devastated after Nathan Silva leaves her. Alone, suicidal, and desperate for love, she discovers a book called Something and unknowingly links others to a dark and terrifying curse that is beginning to consume her. Nathan is glad to be moving on with someone new and can hardly believe what is happening now. Wild child and amateur porn star, Bella Broadhurst, loves bullying that emo whore Aubrey with the other girls, but mostly she loves partying, hookups, and plain ol drama when terror arises. And Kendra Coke is just a new teen mother working on a delicate relationship when things start becoming utterly bizarre. Chilling sleep disturbances and figures hiding in the corners of their rooms are just warnings of what is to come. Be careful what you read, they say. Tread carefully.

My Review:
"Something" is a dark horror, mysterious adult fiction. I got this advanced review copy from the author and I chose it for review as I love horror stories.

This is the story of some teenagers Aubrey, Kendra, Bella and Nathan whose lives are connected by a mysterious book they read. While they start seeing dark things after reading some lines in a book named 'Something', it changes their lives slowly. Now, Aubrey alone has a clue to stop the terrible things happening around her and to her friends. She wants to explore the unknown world with the help of her ex-boy friend Nathan to follow the clues. So, what happens next might be covered in the next part of the 'Wisteria' series.

The characterization is good. The under-confident and suicidal tendency of Aubrey, practical Nathan, Ambitious and ruthless Bella are portrayed well. The characters might stay in our minds for some time. The mystery element in the story is good, but I felt, the flow of the story can be better and smooth. A few scenes are disturbing and there is more adult content like the details about the porn industry. There is a lot of mystery and confusion in the story, but there is not much horror as I expected it to be. I would recommend this to the readers who love adult fiction and mystery.

Ps: I have received the advanced review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion on the book.

My Rating:
3.5/5

Purchase link (Preorder now):
Amazon

About the Author:
Shelby Lamb is an author who loves exploring the weird and unsettling. She writes fiction from her own personal life experiences and from the depths of her imagination and the inspiration around her. Something (Wisteria 1) is her debut work. She currently lives with both parents, a grandmother, and her sister in Toronto, Canada, where she hopes to move out and adopt two cats while finishing her second novel.

Until next time,

5 comments:

Damyanti said...

Thanks for this very well-balanced review!

rajlakshmi said...

Sounds dark and mysterious... nice review.

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Damayanti

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Rajlakshmi

Roshan Radhakrishnan said...

As long as there is a decent mystery, I wouldn't mind giving it a go :)
Though yes, I too would love to read a good horror. Honestly, it has been so long!

My recent blog post -
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