Sweet Unrest - Lisa   Maxwell

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


I'd recently read some other books from Flux that I quite enjoyed so I was more than willing to give this book a try...


Lucy isn't happy when her parents decide to leave Chicago to move to an old plantation in Louisiana where her father will oversee a living history museum. As soon as she arrives, weird things start happening. Also, her terrifying recurring dream returns. And why doesn't anyone else know Alex?


I was less impressed by this book unfortunately. There's no subtlety in the story. Instead of just hinting in the beginning of some mysticism, let's just go visit a practitioner so no one can mistake anything that happens in this book. All the other 'mysteries' are a bit too much in the open as well, which become annoying if the main character herself doesn't (want to) see it.


I believe the story depended too much on the mystique, which gives the story in the end an ex machina feeling. I'd seen the ending coming for some time, as well as the big twist.


The writing was fast but the characters were given (I believe) southern American accents by adding a lot of 'aint's' and triple/quadruple negatives. It was still a very fast read. This is a book for an afternoon of uncomplicated summer reading.