The Crow Box (Shadow and Ink #1) by Nikki Rae {Review} @NikkiRaexX


The Crow Box (Shadow and Ink #1)
by Nikki Rae 


The small wooden box is dirty, the size of a human fist, and sealed with wax. When Corbin takes it upon herself to clean it and break the seal, a voice she has tried to ignore gathers strength. Shadows play on the walls at night, and with a family history of mental illness, Corbin fears the worst. But the voice tells her it is real. That its name is Six and it will prove it in time. 

Drawn to this mysterious entity, Corbin isn't sure what to believe and the line between reality and her imagination blurs more every day.

Some doors should not be opened; can this one be closed? 











I believe this is the first time I've read a book that has left me perplexed on how many stars I should give it. It started a bit slow for me and then I found myself feeling sad for Corbin and her hoarding mom. From there I experienced moments of horror and confusion and just when I thought I had figured out the truth, a pebble was thrown across my path which caused me to take a detour. "We're all mad here" kept scrolling across my mind as I got deeper into the thick of it.

The story line was interestingly written and many times poetic. I want to describe Corbin as a strong young woman who deals the best way she can with her circumstances but does she really? I can with all certainty say that readers will enjoy the complexity of this story. For now; I will have to leave this unrated until I can sort it out.

{I borrowed a copy via Kindle Unlimited}

UPDATE: I have given it four golden roses.

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