Author: Stephanie Hudson Published: June 26, 2012 Pages: 436
Stars: 2 out of 5
Afterlife… just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlife…the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP.
Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find. So when the offer of a job at the infamous Gothic nightclub Afterlife comes along she thinks that lady luck has finally found her. That is until its seductively dark and forbidding owner Dominic Draven sets eyes on her. All at once she is captivated and plunged into a world she never knew existed but the deeper her obsession with Draven becomes, the harder it is to decide…should she stay and continue to work within the shadows of the supernatural or should she run from a madness she thinks may consume her?
This book is ridiculously slow!! The author constantly refers to the book Jane Eyre. I don’t know about you but I did not care for that book and found Mr. Rochester’s character in the book repulsive. So the fact that the author continually brings this book up and tries to create ties between Jane Eyre and the one being written, is making it difficult to read the book.
But if you push through, the book does begin to get interesting. That is until the main character gets stuck in her thoughts and pulls the reader away from what is happening. I don’t care for Keira’s character. She is extremely weak, almost fragile. I found myself getting frustrating with her and how she reacted to others, doubts herself, and is constantly biting her lip. Not to mention how she is constantly stuck in her head.
Overall, I’m not even sure what propelled me to finish the book. The book wasn’t great, I’m not even sure I would call it good.