When I first saw “urban fantasy, Quinsey Wolfe” …
… I thought it would be a werewolf story in an urban fantasy set up. Let me tell you. I was wrong. “Quinsey Wolfe” is a name and, well, definitely not a wolf. I judged the original post, so I apologize! However, I instantly signed up for the cover reveal and then Candace even reached out and asked me to review the book. I got so excited after that.
Did each display just start off with Quinsey killing people and making “art”
I love love love the concept of jumping display to display. That is definitely not for the faint of heart though. It’s just so sad to think … how many of those characters in the portraits are actually from past encounters with Quinsey Wolfe? Did each display just start off with Quinsey killing people and making “art”?
Massie so quirky and fun
First, can we talk about how amazing of a character Massie is? Just oh my god. I love her so much. She’s so quirky and fun. I loved that she was Snow White later. In the Lunar Chronicles, “Winter” aka Snow White is going insane. I listened to the Lunar Chronicles on audiobook so anytime that switch was flipped, I had Winter’s voice in my head. I cannot wait to see what happened later in the series. Also, the author did a great job at showing her character/personality when Massie opened the drawer and everything was identical, she just walked away instead.
The part I disliked was …
there was not much foreshadowing. I had either guessed August was somehow a bad guy, maybe later one, or just the best friend who she’d friend zone. However, when I got to the point that she slept with him … it felt like I skipped a chapter. I feel like there needed to be an extra chapter in there before he made his big reveal. Obviously, Quinsey would have wanted her to make it to the end, but at the same time, I don’t know. The transition didn’t seem smooth in that part. I did really love his monologue of “You know me as … some know me as … but my real name is Vale”. He’s very chatty.
I do really love that Fannie was the red-haired girl though. Lovely add-in there. I wish there was a little more suggestiveness to it though, “you have good taste in men, keep this one around”, I don’t know. Hard for a prostitute to hang on to men.
Whereas for the museum, it was really obvious that it’d be there for them, but not for the parents … and then also why the disappearances were happening.
I really love all of the twists to the displays and classics.
I love that Nev was Frankenstein. Perrie tore him apart and Quinsey put him back together and gave him a new life … in a new world, as sadistic as that sounds. Then snow white and the seven dwarves … just wow. Honestly, I was expecting sexual abuse in there rather than them just cutting out her eye.
I would get sucked into the first painting that grabbed my attention
I would really like to think that someone that gets easily scared would be able to make it out of the museum without getting sucked into a display. Seriously. Just think. All of them got sucked in because they stopped in front of a painting. Now if someone was scared and didn’t like the disturbing images, they’d walk through as fast as possible. So, me being an art junky and a horror fanatic would get sucked into the first painting that grabbed my attention. HOWEVER, I want to say I’d kick some ass … or curl up into a ball in a panic attack.
Anyway, for a man that doesn’t know love, he can apparently fake it really well. I find that a bit unbelieving. If you’ve ever been in love, you know that it’s more than a couple words. You can see it in their eyes. You can feel it in their touch. However, with the line “His heart is darker than midnight, and he likes it that way”, I feel like his lack of feeling love can be changed just like the Grinch. It just has to be done slowly.
I’m really excited for the next book, whenever that will be. I have a feeling Perrie will snap out of this haze she’s in, just like she got Massie to do. I’m not sure what’s going to happen though. I’m so intrigued to find out!