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Selan

Hi! I'm Selan. I love anime, sci-fi & fantasy, Kirby and 90s JRPGs. Right now I'm trying to expand my collection of books.

 

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Frozen Charlotte (Red Eye) - Alex Bell

I liked this book at first. It was really creepy and I loved that! And then...it started trying to repeat the scares by re-using the same Creepy Dolls Coming To Get You thing. After 80 pages, it really got pretty old. I wans't feeling scared or creeped out anymore.

Actually, by the time you reach the end it turns into a slasher. Yeah, really. I even started skimming bits near the middle. The author kept trying to exaggerate everything - first Cameron seems abusive, then Lilias starts drawing pictures of corpses of her family at the dinner table - I mean, seriously? Has he ever heard of being subtle?

It ends predictably, really. I was hoping for some kind of twist like, maybe the dolls weren't evil after all. Why are they evil, anyway? They just are. We never know. 3/5.