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Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic

 

I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.

 

My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Washington Irving, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

Affinity by Sarah Waters

Affinity - Sarah Waters

Rating: 4 of 5

 

Excellent! Affinity wasn't a fast-paced story but nonetheless compelling. Waters had me so thoroughly wrapped up in Margaret's POV that the "twist" actually surprised me. The mixture of journal entries from both Margaret and Selina definitely helped with that trickery.

 

The ending was a downer for all the right reasons.

 

Recommended to those who enjoy literary novels written with authentic Victorian era prose, centered around an "Is it real? Or is it fake" paranormal mystery, topped off with a love story.

 

Side note: This was my first Sarah Waters novel.