⭐️⭐️ 2/5 stars
Blurb: ‘Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps as a governess. But when she meets the house’s inhabitants, people who she had only previously heard of in stories, the cracks in her grandmother’s tale begin to show. Secrets appear to live in the house’s very walls and everybody is resolutely protecting their own. Why has she been sent here? Why did her grandmother leave after just one summer? And as the past collides with the present, can Grace unravel these secrets and discover who her grandmother, and who she, really is?’
When ‘The Shadow Hour’ by Kate Riordan arrived on my doorstep, I was really excited and couldn’t wait to read it. The cover is lovely and the blurb promised a great read, but unfortunately it turned out not to be a book I enjoyed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book and I am sure there will be many people who will really enjoy it, but sadly not me.
Thank you to Penguin Books for sending me a copy of this book.
Expected publication: February 25th 2016