Happy Sunday! How was your week? Mine was good, but, It’s time for another spooky book review! We are getting so close to Halloween now! This time it is the turn of Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell. Let’s do this.
Well that was not as scary as I was anticipating that it would be. I had kind of thought that this was going to be one of the scariest books that I would read this Halloween, but in reality, I didn’t really find it scary. At all. It was a bit creepy and at times it did unnerve me, but, for the most part, it just wasn’t scary. In fact, it was kind of predictable. I figured out basically all of the of the big plot twists pretty early on, which I think is part of the reason why I didn’t find it scary. I had already figured it out.
But, I did think that it was a good book. And I do think that for a younger audience (it is a YA, but I think Teen would be a better category for it), it could be scary or at the very least, massively creepy. I just personally didn’t find it scary. I did like it though. I did really like the premise of this story and the general ideas of it. it was a really interesting concept and made for a pretty good thriller, even if it did fall a bit short on the horror front. It was a pretty dark story though and I liked it.
I liked how dark and twisted the storyline was. The whole book basically explored the idea of whether evil is born or made. I wasn’t expecting there to be this element of nature verse nurture and I do think that it may be something that not everyone picks up on, but it is there and it is essentially the whole idea of the book. It does it with a supernatural twist, that isn’t really explained, but it is essentially all about this concept. And I personally found it really interesting and thought that it made for a brilliant thriller concept.
I was a bit torn over the characters in this book though. I liked how dark and twisted some of them where, and I liked that ever character had darker elements to them, but there were characters that I found to be a bit, meh. Most of them actually. For instance, I thought that the main Sophie was a very flat, dull, character. She didn’t really have any emotion or depth to her. I just didn’t really click with her at all. She did really seem to react to anything that happened with any degree of emotion. I had this issue with other characters as well. Only one character felt three dimensional, the rest where very flat. And, random side note, I felt like the thing that was hinted at in the last chapter was kind of unnecessary and didn’t add anything to the story.
But, overall, this was a pretty decent Halloween read, even if it wasn’t as scary as I thought that it would be.
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read this one yet? What did you think about it? if it worth me reading its sequel? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon.