I got up to page 164 in this novel, which much to my dismay was not in verse like I was lead to belive.
I then skimmed though to see who did it and why and then I read the epilog. I was promised a few things with this book I was told that
it's a verse novel
It wasn't it was nothing of the sort and while entertaining enough to get me 164 pages in it was very very dreary, depressing, dark, and not at all a quick dark gothic read like I expected. I knew it would be dark and scary but I didn't realize just how emotionally draining it would make one feel.
“Love will free her”
164 pages in and there was no romance, in fact the only time I saw romance was the last page. Most of this book reads or tries to read as a “gothic” mystery with dark and depression. Very very little of the romance is there and from what I gathered it wouldn't take place till 222 tops thats 58 pages in between of dark, dreay, depression, and flat out torment in detail
“Treachery locks her away”
This much is true, however the reveal doesn't take place till 265 pages in tops which is far far to long a wait when all you have is a very oppressive and down right abusive atmosphere to read about
What I expected was a verse novel about a girl locked in an asylam who makes friends or finds a lover with in the asylum and tries to solve the mystery of who put her in there.
I got a long worded novel with an oppressive and down right abusive atmosphere to read about and while I'm sure 19th century London was like that it doesn't mean I want to read about such things. It was my fault but I'm just very upset with the turn of this book is all.
I want to point out that no. it was not the homosexual aspect of this book that made me not like it in fact it was the reason I picked it up, I didn't finish this book due to how it made me feel afterword it made me feel depressed and like there wasn't any hope at the end it was so so strict and abusive it was stiffing and then It occurred to me I didn't have to read it thus I chose to DNF this one and hope that this post gets buried deep deep into the ground