Book Review: Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell

Sweet Unrest
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: October 8th 2014
Review Source: Flux

Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.

When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is.

As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish

Sweet Unrest follows Lucy through a paranormal adventure, dealing with ghosts and Voodoo queens. Lucy is upset when she is uprooted from her hometown of Chicago and has to move to New Orleans, where everything from how people act to the beliefs of everyone in the town, is completely different from what she is use to. She learns to cope with the move once she is pulled into this adventure with a mysterious man named Alex who seems only too familiar.

This book could've been completely better. There were so many things that could've happened that never did. It was overwhelming how many things were going on at once as well. Once a new problem arose it almost seemed like Lucy would forget about it and move onto the next thing. So there were many problems that were left unresolved or weren't completely fixed by the end of the book. As well it's obvious that the love interest gets some inspiration from Twilight just because of certain things that are said about Alex within the book-while I love Twilight and am okay with certain books drawing inspiration from the romance of Twilight I do not like when it isn't done well, and this book doesn't do it well. Also everything was so laid out in the open that there weren't any real surprises as to what would happen-sometimes I am okay with this but again, the story has to be thrilling enough for me to be okay with there being no surprises. Overall I wouldn't recommend this book to readers because it was a disappointment for me.

1 comment:

  1. A bad copycat is nothing anyone should aspire to. Oh well, thanks for the honest reivew, I hadn't heard of this one before now.

    Amber Elise @Du Livre


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