Four and Twenty Blackbirds
(Eden Moore #1) by Cherie Priest
What is it about:
Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But in the woods a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather--an African magician with the power to curse the living and raise the dead.
Now Eden must decipher the secret of the ghostly trio before a new enemy more dangerous than the fanatical assassin destroys what is left of her family. She will sift through lies in a Georgian ante-bellum mansion and climb through the haunted ruins of a 19th century hospital, desperately seeking the truth that will save her beloved aunt from the curse that threatens her life.
What did I think of it:
Even though I didn't finish this book it is not a bad book. I just had some issues with it that made me put it aside about halfway through.
It starts out intriguing with spooky and thrilling events. I really liked the mood in the first few chapters. And then... the story seemed to crawl to a halt. Eden goes on a search that is slow and where getting information feels like trying to coax on a snail.
And if I had actually liked Eden I might have sat it out. But to be honest: Even halfway through the book I didn't really feel a connection with her or the people she is close to. So her search and the problems she encounters didn't interest me enough to keep reading.
All in all I liked the mood and the overall idea of the book, but its execution just didn't work for me.
Why should you read it:
It is an intriguing Paranormal read.
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