Book Review | Lure

Title: Lure

Author: Deborah Kerbel

My Review:

Immersed in the local history of one area of Toronto, Lure by Deborah Kerbel is a fascinating novel for both teens and adults alike. Lure is told from the perspective of two different characters as the book alternates chapters.

Max, a teen boy who recently moved to the area and, through a chance meeting with a captivating young woman, becomes connected with a local library that is said to be haunted while the other character is John, a young man who lived in the library when it was a house in the late 1800s. Through this duality of time and space in the narratives, the readers learn about the rich social history of this part of Toronto at the turn of the century. With an unexpected plot twist at the end of the novel, the two worlds are connected and the novel reaches its conclusion.

I really enjoyed this novel for its history because it was fresh and engaging! I liked the dual storylines and, while the plot twist at the end of the novel was a bit contrived, I enjoyed the novel so much that it was easy to overlook!

I think Lure by Deborah Kerbel is great for both youths and adults like. It was an easy read and a really fun read!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Susan is married and lives in Ontario, Canada. She is loves to read, work out, spend time with her family and try new things!

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