As some of you may know, I am a member of NetGalley, which allows individuals to review recently or soon to be published books. Today, I would like to talk to you about Night Draws In by C.H.
Alexander which I received for review purposes only from NetGalley.
Night Draws In tells the story of Angela, Barnum, and Bailey as they go against an evil force in an effort to save the world. Their journey takes them through dreams and to and from and Faerie Realm.
Alexander has a talent for creating strange characters and bringing misfits together. I loved that she was able to show a romance between a skeptical "disfigured" individual (as she describes her in the novel) and a transgender self-sustaining individual.
Unfortunately, I was rather disappointed by Alexander's inability to provide a complete plot for her audience. Her gift for creating characters does not hide the many ways that her story line lets down her readers. Perhaps the best example of this is that the main characters do not even know what they are up against or are sure that they are up against something until over 70% of the way through the novel. This forces the audience to try to connect all of the dots quite quickly as the story comes to a close.
Additionally, there are many places in the novel that state that the evil fought in this novel are only the harbingers of a darker evil, that evil is never named. There is no major battle between the evil in this novel, which will let down lovers of the fantasy genre. We expect good to triumph over evil! We do not want to feel cheated!
I truly hate leaving such negative reviews for books as authors truly dedicate hard work and long hours to these works of art. However, I refuse to give you anything less than my honest opinion. Sad face.
I am looking forward to reading the sequel to this novel when it is released in the future. I hope that The Dark Quarter fills in many of the gaping holes left in Night Draws In.
Night Draws In is available for purchase on Amazon .