Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Conjured(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This was an okay story, but it was weird and slow.

Eve was a bit of an odd character because she remembered so little. Not even remembering what you look like, or what a library is, or whether you have ever eaten a strawberry is a bit strange. I did feel sorry for her at points, and it did seem frustrating for her that she couldn’t remember anything, but still, she was a bit strange.
Nick was also strange. He had a severely bad case of verbal diarrhoea, and a very active imagination, and he was a bit annoying.

The storyline in this was quite confusing. We as the reader had about as much information as Eve did, which is basically nothing, and we had to take a lot of stuff on faith. I found this lack of information and the slow pace quite frustrating, I wanted to know what was going on, what Eve couldn’t remember, and why all of this was so important, but I felt like the answers didn’t come quickly enough, and I got so annoyed at this!
There was some romance, but it didn’t really hook me. This may have been because I just wanted Nick to shut up though.
The end was okay, and I was pleased that Eve got a happy end. I just wish that things could have been a bit clearer as we went along, and that the pace was so slow!
Overall; okay, but confusing and slow,
6.25 out of 10.

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