Review :: Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault :: Candace Robinson

May 24, 2017

Some see it… Some don’t…
People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

My feelings about this book are a bit complicated. Overall, this wasn't quite the right book for me right now. Call me a crabby old lady, but I've read a few books lately with a young narrator and first person POV they have just got on my nerves a bit. BUT there were some things I loved about this book, and one of the things I didn't like was that it finished too soon - the pacing wrapped up the end too quickly for me and I wanted to know more about these characters! 

I think wanting more is the mark of a Good Book, so I thought I'd share my top three favourite things about it:
  • There was some super creepy writing. This was a proper horror twist on fairytales, and there were bits that were gross and kind of scary. In particular I loved the prologue and epilogue (which both happened to be written in 3rd person POV) - they were some of the creepiest passages I've read in a long time.
  • The plot felt really original to me - I don't want to say too much because spoilers, but it was different to anything I'd read before. I thought the way the fairytales were linked, and there movement from one to the next, was really cool.
  • The characters were quirky and individual. I really wanted to get to know them more, and when I finished the book I wasn't ready to let them go - I'm pleased to see on Good Reads that this looks like it will be the first in a series. I wanted to know more about the villain in particular, and what happens to everyone next. 
I know I said top three, but I can't not mention how much I love the cover of this book!

I gave it 2.5 stars (not quite my cup of tea, but you might love it).

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson is out now. I received an e-book copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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  1. This doesn't sound like my cup of tea, either. I hate it when the cover is so pretty and the story just is not.