The Wicked Cometh review ↠ 103

read & download The Wicked Cometh

The Wicked Cometh review ↠ 103 ✓ The Wicked Cometh will take readers on a heart racing journey through backstreets swathed with fog to richly curtained brightly lit country houses; from the libraries and colleges of gentlemen to sawdust strewn gin palaces where ne'er do wells drink and scheme all told through the eyes of a heroine with nothing toThe Wicked Cometh will take readers on a heart racing journey through backstreets swathed with fog to richly curtained brightly lit country houses; from the libraries and colleges of gentlemen to sawdust strewn gin palaces where ne'er do wells drink and scheme all told through the eyes of a heroine with nothing to lose The year is 1831 Down the murky alleyways of London acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is wi. Despite some brilliance in the evocative and lyrically expressive style the book spent far too long lost in itself and was resolved by an 'actually this is what happened' ending in the form of a reported tale that was beyond ridiculous The story started slowly but for the most part that worked effectively to build the necessary character study of Hester as she escapes from her desperately poor situation into the possibility of a new life Carlin was great here building tentative but deep relationships between the protagonist and supporting cast whilst the darker themes ran beneath the uestionable nature of the Brock family's past the missing Londoners as well as two of the house's previous servants and just what kind of people Hester has fallen in with She has a strong individual voice and her burgeoning love for and uncertain relationship with a certain character are strikingly rendered A race through the pages part of the book that had me thinking 5 stars And then the book lost its way It's somewhat difficult to discuss why without spoilers but it felt too contrived and therefore lost its vitality I uickly lost interest Whilst the ending gave some kind resolution its melodramatic and far fetched nature contrasted too greatly with the dirty realism of the London streets to which we had been so successfully transported by the author It made it even unrealistic and pulled the illusion firmly from my eyesThere's some genuine talent in the descriptive parts of the writing but there needed to be show less tell and some serious editing ARC via Netgalley

download Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Laura Carlin

St slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigationsHester and Rebekah find themselves crossing every boundary they've ever known in pursuit of truth redemption and passion But their trust in each other will be tested as a web of deceit begins to unspool dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurki. ARC ReviewRelease Date 8218The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin is a middle of the fence story for meIt is set against the backdrop of the slums of London in 1831 and features Hester White born the educated daughter of a parson she has fallen on hard times after the passing of her parentsTaken in by the gardener and his wife Hester soon Finds herself far far down with the dregs of society Using an opportunity of chance Hester finds herself in service to the Brocks using a falsehood to secure an improvement in her station Hester finds a growing friendship with the enigmatic Rebecca Brock her new teacherBut there are secrets afoot and it's not long before Hester and Rebecca are caught in a web of intrigue and dangerSo with this I really enjoyed the beginning and I also found the end to be very excitingHowever the middle of The Wicked Cometh I struggled with I found this to be a trifle long winded and I did find myself skimming uite freuentlyThis is the main reason I have rated this down slightlyDespite that there is still plenty here to keep the attention and I must admit that I did become misled in regards to plot direction so bravo to the author for thatI also loved the uniueness of this tale in regards to the relationship between Rebekah and HesterAnd also the underlying mystery here that managed to keep this afloatAnd also found the language used here was of a very lyrical natureThis was also a nice touchSo that's about it there were positives and negatives to this story for meIt was an alright read but didn't blow me awayNetGalley provided me with an ARC of The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin of which I have reviewed voluntaryAll opinions expressed are entirely my own Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttpswwwfacebookcombeckiebookwormwwwbeckiebookwormcom

Laura Carlin Ä 3 free download

The Wicked ComethLling to speak out on behalf of the city's vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streetsOut of these shadows comes Hester White a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possibleWhen Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock But whispers from her pa. The Wicked Cometh could have been a perfectly adeuate novel had it been written by someone with a modicum talent for storytelling It's unfortunate that a lesbian neo Victorian thriller should be this devoid of passion and suspense but as it stands this was a rather dull and middling readFrom the very first page everything about this book feels contrived The premise is frankly absurd a down on her luck young woman named Hester living in the slums of London gets into an accident one day and is rescued by a handsome and charismatic doctor who insists that she stay with his family to recuperate and then be tutored by his sister so she has the opportunity to improve her station in life and if that all sounds a little convenient it's because this entire book is driven by coincidence and plot devices Characters go through the motions as if in a pre rehearsed pantomime; no one at any point feels present The decisions they make seem to be solely in the interest of driving the plot forward; all rationality and logic is utterly abandoned to tell this storyThe writing itself is both stilted and melodramatic a combination that lends itself beautifully to 337 pages not that I was counting of telling rather than showing There isn't a single personality trait to be found in any one of these characters but even so we are simply bashed over the head with Hester's heavy handed narration in which she extols the virtues of her tutor Rebekah But even that is a bit misleading because I'm not sure what these virtues are exactly; only that Rebekah is the greatest person to ever have lived Hester also likes to spell out exactly what is happening at any given time in case we missed it With one faithless action I have changed the direction of both our destinies and unwittingly discarded my chance of future happiness This isn't the kind of thing you should have to say; you should have faith as an author that this is being communicated by the narrative itself You shouldn't need your characters to narrate the story to the reader as they're living itI really did want to love this but frankly the whole thing felt silly and ridiculous and not at all the sinister and atmospheric gothic novel I had been hoping for Two stars for the novelty of seeing an LGBT romance in a historical fiction novel where homophobia isn't the main driving force in the narrative Otherwise this was just stale and derivative