I received this book from Titan Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have given Such Pretty Things by Lisa Heathfield two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️
I have to admit, I’m still quite confused and lost after reading this book. I thought, although there was a slow start to the beginning-middle of this book, I still had an understanding of what was happening however, as soon as I read the last page my mind was even more cloudy.
Unfortunately this book was too vague for my liking, and amongst other things that didn’t sit well with me, I felt as though Stephen was written as an older character from his speech than he actually was. Sometimes I thought he sounded older than his older sister, Clara. Although I didn’t connect well with the characters we meet in this book, I did like parts of Clara and Stephen’s sibling relationship when their childish humour shone through.
It felt as though this book had been half-written, with lots of room for improvement and for the loose ends to be tied up. On the other hand, I liked the atmospheric writing and intriguing start to the book as it felt like the scene was being set in a creepy manner and we were going to be heading down a horror, thrilling story, however that soon changed and that thought faded off into the distance.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this book based on the fact that I’ve come away confused without knowing the actual plot and what happened, however that is entirely up to you to decide whether you’d like to read it or not.