Curses vampires and so much more. HOTEL OF DEATH by Cynthia Fridsma is a real page turner. The author has developed some interesting characters. You know a book is good when your busy with life & the book seems to be calling your name. This is the first book I've read by this author and it will not be the last. I highly recommend this book if your looking for something wonderfully out of the ordinary. I received a digital copy of this novel from the author in return for an unbiased review. No compensation was received. Don't hesitate about purchasing this fascinating read...
on April 7, 2015
I had a hard time getting into the book, but once I did I enjoyed it.
Richard is an author on the cusp of writing his third and final book. However, things get a little waylaid when the truth comes out. He flees to Boston, to lick his wounds, heal and unwind. However, the Hotel he is staying at isn't so quiet. Richard is a pawn, who is moved around the board, with someone always telling him, you can trust me. But who can Richard really trust? After all isn't everyone out for their own interest and self promotion? He's just a pawn in the game.
It was a good book, but some of the characters for me fell flat and needed to be developed more. Sybil, she was a great character. I fell in love with her and wanted more from her. There were some long winded parts, that I skimmed. State it once, move on, stop rehashing. All in all, it was a thrilling read, that I did enjoy.
on April 6, 2015
Wasn't prepared for the what this book took me through! Talk about on the edge of your seat with every last minute! While reading you are easily escaping into the lives of the characters and the story! Can't wait to read more from this author!
on April 6, 2015
*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hotel of Death is a fantastic read! When I started the book I didn't realize completely what was coming, and this made the book so much more enjoyable!
It added to the suspense, and the mystery!
Once you start reading you see that the story will come at you from different view points from different characters. After you get the hang of this, you will see that it gives you a more complete story line as you go. Typically this type of reading has confused me but the author really nails it!
You are going to want to read this book!
on March 31, 2015
This is a fabulous read. I found myself glued to the book from page one. The writer truly has a gift of creating a story that keeps the reader on the edge of his or her seat. Her characters are well developed and you feel a sense of connection with them. I truly enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more work by this author. I hope that you can take the time to investigate her work. I recommend it.
on March 11, 2015
This book was good. I was a bit confused at the beginning of the book but I got used to the picture the author was trying to paint and it was good. I liked the character development and overall the story was unique. The story was told from multiple viewpoints and I think at first that is what though me off a bit. But if you like these types of action/adventure and little vampire books you should see what you think of this one. *I received this books from the author in exchange for an honest review*
on March 11, 2015
I just finished reading the Hotel of Death and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. The author provided me with a copy of her book in exchange for a honest review, which I am happy to provide.
This book is written in a unique style that Cynthia Fridsma took the time to develop each character. The book is divided from multiple viewpoints from the different characters in the book, allowing the reader to develop a complete picture of what is going on and why. It was exciting to see how each life intertwined into the others and how each character was thoroughly developed.
The Hotel of Death is a mix of a few genres which keeps it fresh and interesting compared to some other books that I have read recently. During the first few chapters you'd never expect vampires or any other crazy additions to the book, but then events unfold and escalate sucking in the reader.
I admire how Cynthia took the time to get locations factually right, especially when Richard visited the Freedom Trail in Boston. I walked this exact trail only a few years ago and was able to picture exactly what she was talking about and where. It brought back some great memories and pictures from my trip there.
Overall Sybil was likely my favorite character, she was extremely well-developed and played a creative role in the book. The author maintained the unique perspectives throughout the book which was exciting to see. The only minor complaint I have about the book is it seemed to have some superfluous sections that were a bit drawn out, but being so entertaining it is not a big deal. If you are into action/adventure/spy/vampire style books, this one is certainly for you.
on March 7, 2015
The author writes very well. You can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel what the characters do. It is truly a 3 dimensional experience. I was hooked from the 1st page and couldn't put down the book. The plot is flow naturally. The conversations are light and make sense. Overall, I truly believe that this book is worth the read.