Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review: Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell

Goodreads Summary:Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.

When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is.

As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish.

I enjoyed reading Sweet Unrest and what had drawn me to read it was the setting. I know I have said this before but I love New Orleans and everything about it. If I see a book that is set in New Orleans I will read it whether it is good or not so good. 

Sweet Unrest was an easy read and at most times it was very predictable. I knew that when it got to certain parts of the story where questions start to raise it was kind of obvious who did what. At times it did feel rushed and the ending for me could have been a bit more. The ending wasn't bad but it wasn't as good either.

The setting of the book was in New Orleans and the author did a good job with her research of the city and how to describe it. The hot muggy summers and the cool summer air at night was right on point. I'm from Louisiana and I think everyone that lives in Louisiana have a love/hate relationship with the weather. 
Lucy and Alex relationship was a bit complicated and I didn't connect with them. At certain points in the story I did but it did not hold on. Towards the end I felt it was rushed on Lucy's part. I didn't quite feel the chemistry between the two. 

Like I said, this book was an easy read and while it wasn't as great for me it still was a good book.

Recommend? SoSo