Some Choose Darkness, Charlie Donlea

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I read The Suicide House last month and didn’t realize it was a book 2 when I had requested it as an ARC. I am not a fan of people comparing books by the same author, but I feel it’s necessary here. The Suicide House was a 5-star read for me. It had several points of view, multiple plotlines and characters, alternating timelines, and many different writing styles, smartly bundled into a fantastic and fast-paced, thrilling puzzle the reader needs to put together. While this had some of those features, it wasn’t as gripping for me. If I would have read this one first, I probably wouldn’t have moved on to book 2. That’s not to say this is a dislikable book, but it doesn’t have the same magic.

I love Rory and I loved that we got to learn some of what makes her the person she is today. Some of those pieces I’m not sure will come into play in future books, so it will be interesting to see. But I feel like she wasn’t as “on” in this book. Her brilliance didn’t come shining through. Some Choose Darkness had a slower pace, which doesn’t necessarily fill the thriller genre for me because it doesn’t have you on the edge of your seat until the last 5% of the book. But I enjoyed it, and if half stars were a thing, I would give this 3 and a half.

Some Choose Darkness is available on Amazon for $5.68, it’s enrolled in KU.

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