Thursday, September 19, 2013

Book: The Dark Unwinding

This book is yet again one of the those books that I just had to pick up because of the cover. I feel in love with the clockwork,Downton Abbey like house and beautiful blue dress.
Though the book had it's bumps and little problems over all I think that it had lots of good points and was worth reading.  Some of the bumps was the way things at times that I felt should have been made more clear were not. And thing about them being made clear was it felt like either Katie was not smart or that we had to read between the lines on everything. And I myself found that to tiresome very fast. At other points the passing of the book was a little off. To fast then to slow. And up until the end those were the only problems - I will go over the end of the book in minute - that I had. 
The characters were over all pretty realistic for the time. I really liked Katie and found that for the most part she kept a good blance in the book of being smart without pushing it. And there were little things here and there about her that were different from so many of the girls in YA. She was more level headed and pulled together. In someways it made me think of Nancy Drew - in the way that she was so pulled together and thought things through. 
Also one of the biggest pluses of the book ( which I sadly did not know until the end) was how much of it was based/inspired by a real life duke! Which just adds to the coolness of it all. 
The thing that has me still a little mixed on the book really is the end. It's hard for me because some parts of it I liked and others I would really have liked to seen done differently.  But over all I think that the book was pretty good and that fans of The Sweetest Dark and Downton Abbey as well if that makes any sense.

( YA 13 and up)
Stars: * * *  3.4


  1. Yeah this book was very show rather than tell writing which made some of the things not especially clear but I enjoyed it all the same. The characters were my favorite part. Glad it wasn't a complete fail for you at least! :)

    1. Yes the characters made the book. Looking back on it now, the book was far from a fail - it just needed some work to be wonderful is all.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I almost bought this the other day at the bookstore, lol. I still want to read it. I like steampunk and have been trying to rd more of it. Sounds like u didnt love it, but liked it ok? Will u read the sequel?

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

    1. SO sorry I didn't not get back to you sooner!!But I just finished the sequel ( review coming soon) and I really liked it. I think this is a book that is totally worth reading if you have any interest in it.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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