Quarter Square

Title: Quarter Square

Publisher: Carina Press

Pub Date: 27 June 2011

ISBN: 9781426891823

Author: Bridger, David

‘Quarter Square’ by David Bridger is a very intense and thrilling read. It starts off very emotional, making me sympathize with the main character for the injustice that he’s suffering, but as the story moves along, it gets much more interesting and instead of pity, I enjoyed how the characters and the environment developed.

If you’re not into paranormal stories, then you might find this story a tad strange and hard to imagine.

I enjoyed it despite of the queer environment in the story. It has it’s own allure, and I’ve always fancies heroes who starts off weak and emerge strong and highly dominant in the end.

Overall, this is not a bad read. I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.  I received an ARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley.

Book description:

English Carpenter Joe Walker thinks his life is over when he discovers his wife and best friend having an affair. Restoring an abandoned theatre offers little hope for a fresh start…until he follows a group of strangers through a hidden door into a world he never could have imagined.

In the haven known as Quarter Square, Joe encounters a community of supernatural street performers who straddle the mortal world and the magic realm known as the Wild. Here, Joe finds a sense of belonging he’s never known before-and a chance to uncover the truth behind the frightening visions that have haunted him since childhood. He also meets Min, an enchanting singer who quickly captures his heart.

But as Joe settles into Quarter Square, he learns their haven is under attack, while an ancient enemy threatens to tear him and Min apart. Now, Joe must learn to wield his own powers in order to save the life he’s come to love