Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Kirkbride Plan by Kristen Selleck [Review]

The Kirkbride Plan (Birch Harbor #3) by Kristen Selleck
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: June 14, 2013

Birch Harbor
1. Asylum
2. Abraham's Men
3. The Kirkbride Plan - Paperback | Kindle
4. The Alchemist's Apprentice

Kristen Selleck
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
After a violent attack and a close brush with death, Chloe Adams awakens in a hospital with the terrifying ability to see the dead.

From the busy streets of London to the silent hallways of an abandoned New York asylum, she pursues the dangerous members of Abraham's Men, convinced that she must rally them to fight against the evil plans of the alchemists.

But somebody's been pursuing Chloe, and she's about to discover that in some fights, there are no good guys.
My Thoughts: I've been a big fan of this series since Chloe's horribly awkward first day at college. That girl has come a long way since she first walked through the doors of Kirkbride Hall with a head full of neurosis and the voices that tell her things she doesn't want to hear. She's found someone that she loves with all her heart. She's found a balance between the ghosts and real life.

And then she went to London. London, where BAD things happened to her. Bad things.

This is where I'm going to pause for a moment and say that no matter how nicely her mother coaches her reasoning about the things she's done to Chloe, she's wrong. Some bridges can't be rebuilt and when you continually lie to your daughter and put her in a mental institution KNOWING she's not crazy... well, there's no coming back from that. Not in my world.

So when Mommy Dearest shows up in Chloe's hour of need and drops a load of confessional information on her, I DON'T TRUST HER. I don't agree with her that Chloe's better off without Seth. In fact, I think it's the exact opposite. As dangerous as Chloe's quest for answers might be to Seth, they really are stronger together.

I appreciate that.

I also appreciate that we were given A LOT of answers to the questions that have been popping up as the series progresses. We find out some rather crucial information about both Abraham's Men and the Alchemists. I honestly don't know who to trust there. It's scary when you're not quite sure who the good guy is. SCARY! Meanwhile, things were hinted at (okay, more than hinted at, but I don't know how else to put it) with Chloe's friends that I think is going to have some big impact in the final book. THINGS ARE HAPPENING, PEOPLE. THINGS!

Bring on the finale. Chloe and her crew need to unravel the threads of information they've been given and figure out which way is up. I'm ready for it.


  1. Oh. Parents keeping secrets from their children? You love when that happens.

    1. Honestly, it made sense in this case with the way her mother is and everything but.... GRRRR. No good every comes from keeping secrets. In books. Real life secrets are a different matter.