Going in, I was intrigued by the premise of this book, but made wary by the mixed reviews I’d been reading. I was pleasantly surprised. Ms. Barry deserves major points for creativity, though why no one, including me, managed to realize the scrying possibilities of lace before now is a mystery to me.
I liked the story, and the characters. What’s lacking, until the last part of the book, is any real, palpable, tension. No magnetism to keep me glued to the page. Though I was entertained and intrigued, I was never actually pulled into the story. I had no trouble putting this book down at any time in the story. Even when the lights went out Saturday morning, I wasn’t all that frustrated by the interruption.
Brunonia Barry shows a lot of promise as an author, and I’m interested enough to look forward to her next effort. Hopefully, she’ll be able to breathe real life into her tale.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars