Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Compulsion

Title: Compulsion
Author: Martina Boone
Publisher: Simone Pulse
Release Date: October 28th, 2014

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of handsome Eight Beaufort, who seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets.

What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

So I never heard of Compulsion before last week, then I saw that it was offered as a free read on Riveted. I'm so that I had a chance to read this book it was a definite page turner.

Compulsion was a pretty eerie book and I really digged the southern Gothic setting.Honestly though, I never no how to feel though about books set on plantations because when I hear/read the word plantation I think of gorgeous southern homes...that were owned by slave owners.This fact or thought was always at the back of my mind throughout the whole book.

Moving on from my issues with a book center around Gothic plantations and the history of it all.I would like to say that I liked Compulsion and the cast of  disturbed characters.The characters in Compulsion are so fantastically written. I loved that each of them had such a distinct and fully fleshed out voice.Not going to lie though I was more intrigued with the secondary character then the main one.The story is about Barrie,I thought she  was a bit meh at times but slowly she grew on me.Another thing I really liked about Compulsion was all the unspoken family secrets, and the dark curse.

The cover is quite pretty and I think it fits with the book very well.All in all I'd recommend this book to my friends. 2.5/5

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