Review - The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries - Stephen Lloyd Jones

I didn't really know what to make of this one in the beginning but within a few chapters I was drawn in and enjoying it. Told over three periods of time the chapters alternated between Modern day Wales, 1870's Hungary and 1970's Oxford.

It has a Dan Brown feel to it with ancient mysteries and clues and academia...but with shapeshifters. It's not Urban Fantasy shapeshifters though it's more the gothic horror type of shapeshifting and it's very well done. It didn't take long to get gripped and I was enjoying it but by page 400 I was starting feel like I'd heard it all. The story is good but it felt unnecessarily drawn out. The characters are great, the plot is enjoyable, it's well written and it's different enough to keep it interesting...I just felt like I'd had enough by 200 pages to the end.

Note: I received a free copy of this title from the publisher.