Creature of the Night
3 out of 5
This book’s aesthetic was what drew me in, expecting a suspenseful thriller. It did have aspects of a fantasy thriller, but was more about the main character’s development and change throughout the novel. It featured a colorful cast of characters including a “bad boy”, his druggie friends, his teen mom and slightly crazy younger brother and the farmers who tried to reform him. The main character is a stereotypically obnoxious young teen, who loves the adrenaline rush of getting in trouble. He resists everything that happens throughout the book, and is an unreliable narrator, so you’re constantly unsure of the relationships between characters and how much of the fantasy element is reality. The character development and backstory is interesting, but the plot itself could use a little more detail and clarity.
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