Wednesday, November 2, 2011

White Crow

It's summer. Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold - taken from the buzz of London and her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance. Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out - the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea. Against her better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other and about Winterfold than either of them really want to, uncovering frightening secrets that would be best left long forgotten.

Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow.
Okay, So at first, this book was really slow. I'm serious. I'm halfway through the book before interesting things happen. Through out the beginning, everything was confusing. Apparently the father did something that made them go to the town, and they don't tell you what it is until the good stuff happens (after the middle of the book), and even then, they don't really go into details.
Another thing is, other than the scenery (which really was nice), there aren't really any details on the characters except Rebecca.
Something cool about the book, though? There are three point of views -- third, first, and a journal (which is really first). The journal tells the true story, about the Hall, and you will hear about it first when Ferelith tells Becca about it. Ferelith also kinda narrates the story. And what she does at the end? SHOCKING!! Wish I could explain more, but I'm trying to keep my reviews spoiler-free.
Its a must read, and its on my "read again" list. I highly recommend this book. There aren't really any bad content -- just a few minor cuss words at the end of the book.
I rate this, out of 5: 4 Roses.
Here's another thing I guess I should add. The reason I pick roses to rate my books have to do with my stories. None of them are published, but I'm planning on editing them a little more and publishing them as EBooks. Plus, I will also do a giveaway for a couple of them.
In quite a few of my stories, there are various roses, black, white, red... and I love them so much, I shall give my books some.
Speaking of giveaways, once I have enough fans, I am going to giveaway a copy of The Darkest Surrender, and maybe Blood rights. So, tell all! Wont giveaway shit if I don't get anymore followers.

<3: Ce-Ce Wroth