A review by lovesit1892
House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson

adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


I enjoyed this book, it was mysterious enough to hold my attention, but the writing and plot felt quite basic and young. Given the subject matter, I think it could have been written a bit grittier; if we're already on the topic of creepy, blood-drinking royals, then we might as well take it all the way there. Also, more explanation of the North and the South and the history of why these people consumed blood was just glossed over and farfetched. Just make them actual vampires!?

The relationships feel immature and rushed. I feel like the dynamics between the characters could have been explored more, to make the suddenly deep development seem more realistic. 

If you're looking for sapphic vampires (which I always am!) it's a slightly different take on the trope and an easy, casual read. 

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