Book Review: The Wicker King

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Rating: 2 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 305 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

For some time, I kept going back and forth on The Wicker King and I think that’s pretty much describe my entire experience throughout the book. There were some parts that I was interested in and there were some parts where I was not.

However, the entire time, I found myself not really into the story and didn’t feel much of progression anywhere. Maybe I was not the right reader for this. I could not find myself to stay with it and kept dragging myself from chapter to chapter. I wanted something, and I never found it.

For most of it, I rather skimmed through, wanting something to just grab my attention, but it was never captured. I just did not know how I felt about other than determining that it was probably me and not the book. Maybe for you, but not for me.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Wicker King

  1. I wasn’t crazy about this book either. I didn’t like either of the characters and the story was borderline ridiculous at times. I think the author has potential and I might read her new book to see if I like it better, though. 🙂

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