Stygian by Santino Hassell

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Blurb

Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the family he sought.

Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band’s enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway.

Kennedy suspects there’s something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he’s finally found somewhere he fits. It isn’t until Kennedy forces the Caroway’s secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.

 

Review

I think it was a good book. The characters weren’t much likable, i felt they were mostly quite annoying, fighting for everything and without possibility of seen things that weren’t them self. There was hardly a moment in the book were there wasn’t an argument and it become tiring. The only character that saves himself from that description was Quince, who was nice. I don’t think that they been unlikable was a mayor problem, i don’t have to love the characters to like a book and this one was a good example.
The plot was good, mostly at good pace, but there were moments in the middle were i lost some of the attraction that i felt at the begining. The ending was also very good, the last pages brought back the initial interest i felt for the story.
I liked the style of the author, i will be reading more of his books, this wasn’t my favourite from him but i think is talented and i enjoy his stories.
One of the things i loved of this book was the cover, it’s one of the most beautiful i’ve seen, an amazing job on that.

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