Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Creatures of Charm and Hunger by Molly Tanzer

DNF @ p.64

It saddens me to have to give CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER a bad review because I was genuinely looking forward to reading it. The black cat on the cover called to me and I loved the title and the premise. It sounded Gothic and witchy, two things I love. Unfortunately, it's dull as dirt and kind of reads like thinly-veiled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fic. One of the characters even has the last name Blackwood, and they're diabolists, which is somewhat similar to the whole demon-summoning/S*tanist aesthetic of the show.

I'm sure this will find its niche audience with people who enjoy densely-written puff pieces that are more about the concept and less about the execution. I'm thinking specifically of the Tumblr people who seem so enchanted with what I call Basic Girl YA. Sadly, this is not for me, and if you don't like books like WICKED SAINTS, I would avoid.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! 

1 out of 5 stars

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