Review: The Dolls (The Dolls #1) by Kiki Sullivan

Posted June 18, 2015 in review / 1 Comment

Review: The Dolls (The Dolls #1) by Kiki SullivanThe Dolls by Kiki Sullivan
Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd on February 18th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
Source: Purchased
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When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of impossibly beautiful voodoo queens who have everyone under their spell. But they need her help. Because darkness is descending on Carrefour and even the Dolls' combined powers may not be enough to stop the killer in their midst. Sultry, seductive, irresistible . . . welcome to Carrefour.

I bought this book at a book sale, and even though I have never heard of it before today, I became intrigued with the fact that a whole town is being all weird-y. HAHA okay, maybe not the best reason to pick up a book, but hey, it was quite a good reason. I wouldn’t say that I disliked this book, but more of that I wished it was better. It was mildly entertaining, because, YO there is a hot guy named Caleb (Oh, I totally adore that character name.) But yes, I really did wish that this book would be better written, because honestly, the storyline is amazing enough.

When you first read the book, you’ll think “UGH totally hate those Dolls.” But honestly, I learnt to adore them. The characters are amazing, and so is the storyline. But what needed to be better was the way the story was told. I felt that there was so much more to Eveny’s character that the author did not emphasise on. Eveny is funny, sarcastic and basically down to earth. But she lacks character. After awhile, she seemed bland and too goody-goody. I wish the author had took the time to give Eveny’s character more life, I guess.

Also, the romance. I loved how there wasn’t really any love triangle in this book. It was more of that Eveny had made up her mind the moment she saw the guy. And even though another guy was really into her, the feelings weren’t mutual. Trust me, I am really glad about that because I have had enough of love triangles. I really am looking forward to the next book (which doesn’t come out till September SIGHS) and I’m hoping that there’ll be more in-depth to the characters.

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