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No proper end!?,
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This review is from: Asylum (The Birch Harbor Series #1) (Kindle Edition)
This was a great premise for a story- set in an old abandoned asylum (except it wasn't) with a student who is able (through a huge suspension of disbelief and lots of coincidence) to be able to research and go through all the old papers and letters pertaining to said asylum. Except this doesn't really happen. Reading more like a poor wanna be "Twilight" our not very likable heroine who is an outcast in her home town, disliked by all including her own mother attracts the unbelievable attention of the local Clark Kent. He is humble, beautiful, thoughtful, kind, in love with our heroine from the beginning (even when she begins writing on walls and acts like a psychopath) and has the perfect home and family who welcome our unlovable outcast into their home for all of the christmas holidays. It is such a shame that this novel, in fairly good shape writing wise, descends into such teenage angst and mush with so much regularity. It could have been a superbly creepy ghost story- and yet the ghost story in parts felt almost like a sub plot to this most improbable of love stories. When our heroine does visit out super hero's family for christmas the chapter seems pointless. The ghost does not follow her, there are no creepy happenings at all- yes, I understand that it is there to prove that our unlikable heroine is actually normal and not a loony, but really, it does go on with how wonderful Seth/Edward is!
Overall disappointing. Could have been a page turner, instead just a teenage romance wrapped up in a mildly creepy ghost story. Not even close to Twilight!