It’s been so long since I’ve done a proper book review that I’ve forgotten how to write them (awkward laugh 😅).
Below you’ll find my thoughts on this FIVE STAR read plus my interview with the masterfully creative author herself, Candace Robinson.
Some see it… Some don’t…
People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie and her friend August go on a pursuit for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with the disappearances?
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is the start of a thrilling duology full of magic, danger, and romance.
What I Liked:
- This book is twisted (and I love twists!). What started as a seemingly innocent contemporary turned into one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. I have SO MANY thoughts and feels to process and I don’t know where to start.
- The prologue instantly hooked me, and Robinson’s catchy writing style kept me turning pages. I sat down to read a couple of chapters and was beyond surprised when I decided to stop and realised I was already halfway through the book–it sucked me right in.
- I loved each and every plot twist. I knew something shady was going on with some characters but I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out. And when I realised what was actually happening inside the Glass Vault I swear my stomach tied in knots.
- I really love retellings, and I also love that many of the stories covered in this book were stories I either haven’t come across as a retelling yet, or haven’t picked up a book on yet– so it was all fun and new for me!
What I Disliked:
- I feel like the pacing was very fast in some places. Not that it took away from the reading experience overall, but I just feel like it could have been expanded upon in some areas because Robinson has created such an impressive and gritty world to explore.
Spoiler Section Thoughts:
(Don’t read this part until you’ve read the book)
Somebody PLEASE tell me that Masie isn’t really dead? Also, I’M GOING TO FLAY AUGUST BY HIS SKIN. I TRUSTED YOU DAMN IT! No but seriously, I had a bad feeling about August in the beginning. He just seemed too perfect, and then there was Neven and even though I really didn’t want to side with Neven, he seemed so genuine and sad and the breakup was SO SHADY and I was so curious to see who Perrie would end up with. I came to really like August in the end but then IT WAS ALL A LIE. Also, I have questions about Vale. Such as, where does he get off? And also, why is he so obsessed with Perrie? Like dude, that’s creepy. You built a whole museum prison world just to get your hands on Perrie?
This book is the perfect blend of quirky, contemporary romance, fantasy and horror, mixed with your favourite retellings, dark twists and BETRAYALS, DAMN IT.
To summarise, the end has me reeling. I’m all kinds of shook.
Black Tea | This was a strong, powerful book with an intense plotline/characters
1) For those who don’t know you, tell us three fun facts about yourself!
I like miniature trees. I wish I lived in an older era. One of my favorite bands is The Cure.
2) What kind of writer would you describe yourself to be?
So I tend to have a quirky vibe with romance and sometimes darkness added into the mix.
3) Do you judge a book by it’s synopsis or cover?
Not really by cover, even though certain covers will pull me in. Honestly, if a synopsis is too long and rambles on, I tend to move on! A couple of paragraphs will do!
4) Tell us a little bit about the Quinsey Wolfe duo and what to expect from it.
Expect some quirkiness, some romance, a bit of horror and a lot of retellings!
5) Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I think I decided I wanted to be a writer at the end of senior year in high school. Things didn’t play out for a while because I worked and went to college. Then had a kid who got sick with seizures. Also, my migraines can be a mess. But eventually I found a place where I had to push myself to JUST DO IT!
6) Recommend a favourite book.
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi! Warner is my baby!
7) Are you working on other books at the moment? What’s next?
Oh heck yes! Once I get these edits done. I have 2 unpublished books at the moment and then 3 I plan on writing.
8) Finally, if you had to pick only writing or reading for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
Such a tricky question! Since I’ve been in book slump lately, as of now, I’m going to say writing. Only because I can bring the characters to life who live in my head who want a real story of their own. Otherwise, it would be like a prison for them to stay in my head!