Review: In the beginning there was bauhaus by Bettina Busiello

 Series: Blame the Goth Girl (book 1)

Genre: Paranormal

Rating: 3/5 stars

Cover: Very fitting

Buy: Amazon

Trigger warnings: none

Description: Onyx can smell evil. No one; not even werewolves, wendigos, or vampires, can hide from her once they’ve committed a crime. When Onyx’s paranormal investigation of a local haunting triggers the death of a divorced mother, she is cut short by the provocative Detective Elliot Stevens. Now she must either tempt Elliot astray from his clean-cut, straight-edged path or change her apathetic ways and learn the truth about who and what she is — before what she doesn’t know can kill her.
Review: The book’s idea is a fun and new one. I haven’t read about a character with Onyx’ abilities before, that’s for sure. Onyx herself was a little hard to grasp. Like she is supposed to be 30? But she acts more like a hyper teenager. The dialogues were bit meh, too. I did like Frank. He is a little bit creepy, but adds a nice touch to the story.

Why has there to be instalust? And you don’t even know each other and you’re acting possessive? It doesn’t make sense in my brain (although I know lots of people like it. Don’t know why though). Apart from the lust problem, I had a chemistry problem – because there was none. Since this is not a romance book, it isn’t that bad. But still.

I really could have worked with a different ending! I don’t want to spoil you, but there were some actions I thought “That’s really clever right now” and that cliffhanger? There are cliffhangers and then there are stopping-right-in-the-middle-of-an-idea-cliffhangers. This book contains the last one.

So… good beginning, bad ending.

Disclaimer: The author provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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