Link to book – Romance is Dead by Mari Sol
Rating – 4 out of 5 stars
There are two sides to my review of Romance is Dead, the one side of me wants to absolutely rave about this book and tell everyone who wants a spooky Halloween read with some romance thrown in to pick it up! But I also feel there were things that let it down…
To start with, our characters, Rachel and Dustin, who were our two leads, were absolutely brilliant! They both brought so much fun and joy to the pages, they really seemed like people you would want to be friends with and work in a haunted house with. And the supporting characters, specifically the ones who played the other zombies were excellent. They all just meshed together really well to form a great bunch of characters, especially two you couldn’t help but root for.
The atmosphere of the book was really good too, I think because it was set in a scare house/maze style it could have been hard to get that tense and creepy atmosphere at points but the author did really well!
And the story was really good, I loved it! As a horror and Halloween lover this book had the perfect balance of things to make it a fun Halloween read.
However, I did think it was a little bizarre with the whole missing person vibe towards the end and the writing was just OK. It wasn’t terrible but there were points that the dialogue felt a little clunky, and a little awkward.
Otherwise, this was a really entertaining, fun Halloween read and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of romance with their horror! It was well worth the read and something I plan to read again next Halloween.
Until next time, Em xxx