THE INFLUENCE contains some of the most horribly unsexy sex scenes I’ve ever read. They’re awkward and cringe-y.
It started off well, with the whole evil in a small town trope but then descended into something that wanted to be like Salem’s Lot or Needful Things, (where the reader is treated to different views from people all across the town.) Unfortunately, I didn’t care enough about these people or this town for that to work for me.
There were some pretty imaginative and fun creatures throughout, but what was the story behind them, what was the point? I usually like when every thing isn’t tied up in a nice little bow, but geez, I would like a little bit of ribbon!
Overall, this had potential but it didn’t live up to it. Just an okay read for me