Those of you that know my book tastes will know that I love horror! I also am a huge fan of a good fairytale retelling. So when I saw QUINSEY WOLFE’S GLASS VAULT by Candace Robinson was a combination of both, I was so excited at the opportunity to review it!
Big thanks to the amazing author, Candace Robinson, for sending me an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
Two genres I love, horror and retellings. So when I saw that these two were combined to make QUINCY WOLFE’S GLASS VAULT by Candace Robinson, I was very excited to start. A mysterious museum that appears at night in a Texas town – could this have anything to do with the disappearances happening?
The synopsis is pretty much dead on. Perrie is in a place where she’s trying to figure herself out. Getting over heartbreak and trying to sort out her feelings – meanwhile people are beginning to missing in her small town in Texas. Eventually, her best friend and her ex-boyfriend join the list of names of the missing. She is determined to find them and get to the bottom of this! She is joined by August and together they find their investigation leading them to this museum they’ve never seen before.
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is a museum full of terrors they couldn’t have even imagined. This disappearing and reappearing museum of wonders is a thing of nightmares and while inside, August and Perrie uncover a sinister plot. Will they be able to save the missing people?
I loved the horror. A lot darker than I was anticipating, so it’s definitely not lacking there. The retelling portion was amazing. I can’t really say much about this without giving the fun away, but I will say it’s not just ONE story this is taking a dark twist on. The characters were well-developed and there’s still room to learn more with the second book coming! I’m curious to see where things will go with book two, THE BRIDE OF GLASS.
It was a great read and a solid 4 stars from me when it came to the genres and how unique the story was. The only reason why I took off a little from that initial reaction is because it definitely felt like a YA book (getting close to too much for my liking). If you aren’t a fan of YA novels, then this probably won’t be for you. The retelling element and the horror are definitely what made this book! Robinson does a great job weaving these stories and I can’t wait for book two!
I’m starting book two soon and I’m so excited to see where she takes the characters and what will happen! Just because it felt “too YA” for me doesn’t mean I didn’t like it – just a writing style/genre style that I’m not a huge fan of (unless it’s done just enough). There’s no other real way to describe it.
If you have any good retelling recommendations I’ll always welcome them!