I try to stay away from books that feature the sort of ugliness Rooms contains but I have to admit there is something essentially human about the ugliness and sadness at the heart of the story. A desperate need to be loved, to find peace, to be comfortable in your skin and as part of a family.
Tag - paranormal
"Stiefvater’s razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading ... A brutal cliffhanger ensures that readers will snap up the final installment the second it’s available."
Anyways, all of this is not to say I didn't enjoy reading the book, and that I am not tempted to power through and read the second tome, just that it was an interesting experience. I would say that if you enjoy paranormal romance this series is a must read. If you don't enjoy long reads with lots of descriptions and a healthy dose of romance then you might be disappointed or tempted to bail out early.
As a general policy I tried to read books written by people I know, no matter how tangentially. I have read a number of books by “bloggers” turned authors (or aspiring authors who I “met” via blogging/internet). I have for the most part been pleasantly surprised by the quality of writing. And now I can add Gwenda Bond to the list. Having an interest in YA fiction I enjoyed reading Gwenda’s blog and following her on Twitter. So when I found out she had a...