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.
Rating: 4.5 of 5
What's the new wife's name? I don't think I missed it, so maybe part of the story's mystery. Well-written intro / set up, especially to Manderley (ominous), and I could see Mrs. Danvers instantly. Du Maurier wrote the "second Mrs. de Winter" quite passive thus far - like Jane Eyre without Jane's passion and conviction. Hopefully she'll grow as the story continues (and put that old Danvers in her place).
Now I understand why Rebecca is touted as "the unsurpassed masterpiece of romantic suspense." Du Maurier's work is officially on my must-read list. Her characters were so REAL - I haven't loathed anyone as much as Mrs. Danvers since Delores Umbridge, and before that Miss Havisham.
Review to come.