Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Let me start by saying this isn’t the first novel I’ve read by this author. Back in high school, I would read her Otherworld series and all of her other books as soon as I could get my hands on them. She is witty and has strong female characters, which is always a winner for me. I was definitely looking forward to reading this novel!

Casey Duncan killed a man and got away with it. But she isn’t worried about that. She’s worried about her best friend, Diana, whose crazy ex has found her again. Casey has to protect Diana from him and Diana has decided that the safest way to do this is to find a mythical town where people can hide. Casey is surprised to find that the town actually exists and is even more surprised to discover that both Diana and Casey can go there. But is their new Haven really safe?

I was very disappointed with this novel, so much so that I didn’t even finish it. The beginning felt extremely disjointed and the character of Casey lacked dimensions. It was like she had no real feelings at all. Her dialogue and everything about her just felt flat and didn’t make me even slightly interested. It was hard for me to continue pushing through this novel and finally, I just decided to let it go. It’s unfortunate that this novel didn’t get me excited but I guess that can happen sometimes. If anyone has read this book and liked it, please let me know whether I should continue or not. Because for now, I’m gonna give up on it.

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