Review: Wild Fell by Michael Rowe

Title: Wild  Fell
Author Michael Rowe 
Publisher: ChiZine
Published: December 10, 2013
Ebook Arc
ISBN13: 9781771481601
Genre: Paranormal 
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Summary:
The crumbling summerhouse called Wild Fell, soaring above the desolate shores of Blackmore Island, has weathered the violence of the seasons for more than a century. Built for his family by a 19th-century politician of impeccable rectitude, the house has kept its terrible secrets and its darkness sealed within its walls. For a hundred years, the townspeople of Alvina have prayed that the darkness inside Wild Fell would stay there, locked away from the light.

Jameson Browning, a man well acquainted with suffering, has purchased Wild Fell with the intention of beginning a new life, of letting in the light. But what waits for him at the house is devoted to its darkness and guards it jealously. It has been waiting for Jameson his whole life . . . or even longer. And now, at long last, it has found him.

My thoughts:
Creepy Island, mysterious past, ghost stories . . . all things that grabbed by attention. Wild Fell is a creepy old house on a secluded island that's shrouded in mystery. And Jameson Browning is in the middle of it all, but he doesn't understand how.

This book follows the life of Jameson, who as a little boy befriends a girl in the mirror. He talks and she talks back. Are you creeped out yet? Anyway the 'girl' seems to have special powers and can make people pay for their mistakes. Jameson is thrilled but also scared of her at the same time. After a particular incident he finally has enough and destroys the mirror. The girl vows that she can always find him, and she does. 

Jameson, on a whim, buys the creepy mansion. Everyone in town seems to think he lost his mind, and he might have. However soon Jameson gets more than he bargained for as he moves into the house.

This book was good. It wasn't as creepy as I hoped it would be, but it was interesting.  I thought it was a little slow in the beginning, but it picked up speed toward the end. I was also a little confused about the ending. It left me with more questions than answers. Mirrors and moths will forever remind me of this book, though. You'll have to read it to understand. 

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