I think it started off strong, and then as I got further (mainly part 3),
it really started to lose what investment I had in it. I liked the idea
of how this particular Vampire worked in regards to what others have
done to them, which felt fresh (And I really don't like Vamps, because
of what many have done to them over the years).
Given that aside to my thoughts on the fantasy creatures. The characters
for me were kinda vain. I mean really who cares about how good you look
while cutting down a few zombies (one overused creature these days, but
Cynthia made them a bit tougher than a simple bullet to the noggin), as it
felt more a little more over the top. I mean honestly who cares how good
one looks when doing such a messy business?
But my main gripe is over the Part 3. It felt a bit rushed and forced with all
the elements about it. The 'bad guy' becoming 'good', over sentimental feelings
was a tad much. And the whole chosen one thing is a bit overplayed these days.
Though I found that character to be a bit of a whiny wuss, to be honest.
Overall it was entertaining to read, even though it seemed like it was trying a bit
too hard to make you like the characters. While they had some depth, were a
little superficial and standard to their roles. They were somewhere between
fleshed out creation and puppets dancing to the tune of the plot, which is a shame.
It eroded the excitement of the story as time went on, falling prey to the predictability
of where the ending led up to. Leaving for me at best a decent actiony adventure story,
that escalated to a less than satisfying conclusion. In a way this could have been much
better if the characters were more off the cuff, and a little less standard tropes for
their roles. Also while it was entertaining for what it is, felt like it was a little too long
for a story of this caliber to be.
So if you like Vampire action, it will deliver. But if you like character growth, you may
be at a bit of a loss.
A layered novel that is thought-provoking and gripping throughout. At night after reading, I could not sleep nor get this story off of my mind. The author is quite imaginative and rendered an intriguing world full of diverse characters in mysterious situations. I am hoping and waiting for a sequel to this story!
Cynthia has a very imaginative mind, and a unique style of writing. It reads in an easy way. I would buy her second book as well.
I had a hard time getting into the book, but once I did I enjoyed it.
Richard is an author on the cusp of writing his third and final book. However, things get a little waylaid when the truth comes out. He flees to Boston, to lick his wounds, heal and unwind. However, the Hotel he is staying at isn't so quiet. Richard is a pawn, who is moved around the board, with someone always telling him, you can trust me. But who can Richard really trust? After all isn't everyone out for their own interest and self promotion? He's just a pawn in the game.
It was a good book, but some of the characters for me fell flat and needed to be developed more. Sybil, she was a great character. I fell in love with her and wanted more from her. There were some long winded parts, that I skimmed. State it once, move on, stop rehashing. All in all, it was a thrilling read, that I did enjoy.
*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hotel of Death is a fantastic read! When I started the book I didn't realize completely what was coming, and this made the book so much more enjoyable!
It added to the suspense, and the mystery!
Once you start reading you see that the story will come at you from different view points from different characters. After you get the hang of this, you will see that it gives you a more complete story line as you go. Typically this type of reading has confused me but the author really nails it!
You are going to want to read this book!
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