So let's jump right into the review for today which is about the book Rooms by Lauren Oliver.
There is nothing more thrilling to me than a good series, but honestly sometimes I have trouble with those, especially if I come into a series as it is being written. I mean it's just plain depressing. I've been reading several great series lately (which will be coming up soon to the blog) and tbh, Rooms was a wonderful way to get a way from those worlds and fall into something that was complete in the one volume. I actually read roomed via Audiobook, which I have become a huge fan of in the last several years. One thing they did really well with Rooms in particular was to have multiple narrators. I have heard stories told both ways and I like both ways, but I really think they made the right choice for this story.
The story revolves around the the house and the people who are inhabiting it. I don't want to give away too many details, because that was the beauty of the story for me, the mystery of the entire book. The story starts with the death of Walter, the current owner of the house, his ex-wife and children arrive to claim their inheritance and in the midst of coming to terms with their loss and their feelings they uncover secrets and mysteries about the former inhabitants of the house and about themselves.
There are also some really good quotes throughout the book that I want to share.
"People are like houses. You could open their doors, walk through their rooms and touch the objects hidden in their corners, but something, the structure, the wiring, the invisible mechanism that kept the whole thing standing remained invisible. Suggested only by the fact of it's existing at all." Lauren Olvier, Rooms
"If only bodies were like rooms and people could pass in and out of them at will." Lauren Olvier, Rooms
This is a wonderful novel from Oliver that made a wonderful change of paste from my normal reads. I really enjoyed reading it and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a little mystery and doesn't mind some adult concepts (sex, alcoholism, language, ect.).
I am not going to do a rating today, because I am contemplating my rating system in order to change it, but I sincerely hope you will all pick up a copy of this book or any of Oliver's other works because she is a wonderful writer that keeps you thinking about the story long after you finished the final chapter.
Live Long and Prosper,