Wednesday, March 26, 2014

ARC review: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake's magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life? Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***
This insomniac's review:
I know many readers that just adore Sarah Addison Allen and her way of weaving magic into her stories. This is my second SAA novel, and I'm not really sure how I feel about them. What I mean is- I don't really love them and I surely don't hate them. They are just out there in book limbo.
This novel fell flat for me. The character's were not well-fleshed out and the story was predictable. I was hoping for a magical lake experience and received only a mediocre cast of quirky-ish characters living in place that was decaying with age. Not so magical.
I would be open to another SAA novel in the future, but this one wasn't so great.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Not so much
Switzerland. Absolutely neutral.

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