[ARC] Witch 13 – Patrick R Delaney

Link to book – Witch 13 by Patrick R Delaney

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars

As with another book I’ve read by this author I was absolutely blown away by the quality of this book. It was damn near perfection.

The writing was absolutely incredible and I cannot fault it, I was in complete awe. The characters, the plot, the atmosphere, the intrigue, everything was just perfectly crafted to create this story.

The entire book from start to finish was immersive, consuming and haunting. It was so atmospheric and at points I was terrified, it was eerie, dark and all encompassing. I’m pretty hard to scare, especially with books, so for this to scare me was no mean feat. 

Hand in hand with the atmosphere that the author built was the intrigue that was littered throughout the story, while I didn’t want the book to end I almost did, because I needed to have answers to my burning questions…

And the plot itself was just mind blowing, it was immersive and confusing and it felt as though I was feeling and reading everything at once, but in the best way. The plot didn’t always make sense at points, but I feel that just added to the vibe of the book.

I also thought the pace of the plot was well done, considering it was set in one night in one tiny town, it just felt like so much happened, but it didn’t feel overly busy.

I loved the mythical element of the story as well, witches and legends and mythical stories, it was just so perfectly haunting. 

On the whole, another incredible book from this author, that I cannot wait to reread.

Until next time, Em xxx

ARC – Silvers Hollow, Patrick Delaney – A Review.

Hello fellow book bloggers and book lovers! Welcome back to my blog, where I am today sharing my review of Silvers Hollow by Patrick Delaney. Thank you to NetGalley and Oblivion Publishing for the advanced copy to read and review!

Silvers Hollow was published on the 1st June 2021 and you can read the synopsis here on Goodreads.

Overall rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

Just from the description of this book I knew I was going to be obsessed with it, and I was completely right! From start to finish I was sucked into this book, and I couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

The story was written in first person, and I became oddly attached to our main character, without even knowing their name… In fact, and this might just be me with my terrible memory, I don’t recall ever finding out their name, which I feel made the book better. It left an air of ambiguity, which completely lent itself to the plot.

Being written in first person also lent itself well to the story, because we felt as if we were the main character, as if their mind was our mind. For me, it felt as if I was living their life and experiencing their emotions and confusion.

Admittedly, I was confused by Silvers Hollow but that was a good thing, it meant that the book achieved it’s goal… It was a completely bizarre, strange, and overwhelming book, whilst also being so incredibly enjoyable (if that’s the right word to use). It was like nothing I had read before and managed to really worm it’s way into my head and made me question everything.

A lot of that has to be attributed to the writing, it was immersive, descriptive and at points eerie and haunting. The author created the perfect mix of words and sentences to build this world around us.

I actually surprised myself with how patient I was reading this book, usually I’m desperate to know what’s going on and get quite frustrated when things are taking ages to get to the point, but this was different. Because the plot was so good and so intriguing I just sat back and enjoyed the ride!

Everything within Silvers Hollow came together to create the perfect storm, the pace, the plot, the first person POV, the story itself, everything was woven so perfectly to create this excellent, immersive story that left chills down my spine and thoughts in my mind for days after I finished reading.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’m considering doing a reread already!

If you’re on the lookout for something a little thought provoking and a whole lot immersive and atmospheric then Silvers Hollow is the one for you.

Until next time, Em xxx