i received a copy of lakesedge from pan macmillan au in exchange for an honest review.
lakesedge – review
i’ll say it upfront: i was a little disappointed by this book. it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing either. based on the description, i had high hopes for lakesedge.
my biggest issue is how slow the beginning was. i was so bored, i almost put it down completely. the only reason i didn’t, is because i struggle to dnf a book. in saying that, i’m glad i kept with it, as the ending was really good.
the characters were annoying. leta is your stereotypical ya protagonist, and didn’t bring anything new to the table. she was horribly boring, and grated at my nerves the whole time. rowan, the love interest, was also a typical ya love interest, but he was more interesting than leta. he has his demons, and i was intrigued to find out what they were. leta’s brother was better, and more enjoyable to read about.
so negatives aside, the ending was pretty good. there was good tension in the second half of the book, although it did feel like they were just going from plot point to plot point and not really doing anything else.
i also really enjoyed the dark gothic vibes that this book gave off. i like that we’re in a crumbling mansion. the setting was really well written.
and!! that!! cover!! can we just 😍😍 the designer on this one did a fantastic job.
I agree, that cover is so pretty and scary at the same time!
ahhh, basic characters are the worst! i’m glad the gothic atmosphere is great though. wonderful review!💜
the gothic-ness saved this story, i won’t lie