Ann gets a summer job at MoMA but the day she shows up, her job is gone and the only option is a placement at The Cloisters. She finds herself outside the city at a medieval museum and gardens with an insular group of people who seem to be keeping secrets from her. She finds herself enamored with these people and is quickly drawn into the research into a 15th century deck of tarot cards and their ability to predict the future. The further she is drawn in, the more deadly things get… literally.
This was a like not a love for me. I was super intrigued by the premise but the execution was a little slow for my taste. If you’re a fan of atmospheric books where most of the prose is just settling you in the gothic scenery, than this one might work for you. I just found some of the interactions and decisions Ann made to be a little far fetched. I did like the murder mystery part but it was so far in, I almost lost interest before I got there.
If you liked The Atlas Six, I think this one will be up your alley.
Thanks to LibroFM for gifted access via their ALC program. All opinions are my own.
I’m finding Dark Academia reads are really falling short for me these days, which genre has disappointed me the most lately?