The Vines - Christopher Rice

I'd actually chosen this book as a Halloween read, but I didn't manage to read it till late December. However I was really looking forward to it.


After Caitlin witnesses her husband's cheating on her at her Birthday party she decides to kill herself in the gazebo. But instead of dying her blood brings an old force back to life. What force? The very evil force of plants and bugs.


I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The story was just very thin (not that I expected deep philosophical questions to be answers) and not that original. And there were a lot of things that just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the story. The ending felt weird too. Although it never became the horror story I thought it would be, it was enjoyable to read (as long as I didn't start to think about the plot holes and just kept reading).


The writing was quite good, I still have another one of his books, A Density of Souls, and I'm hoping I will enjoy that story better. When I requested The Vines, I'd no idea it was Anne Rice's son and frankly I haven't read anything by her either, so I won't be able to compare anything.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!