How Did I Find This Book?
Again, thanks to the bookstagram community that made me fall in love with this book. I have seen so many amazing pictures featuring this book and then I read the synopsis that sounded so promising that I had to read this book. And then, I and my one of bookstagram friend decided to buddy read it. Though she finished much earlier than me, but this book was definitely worth my time.
So I started reading this book and oh my! This book grabbed my attention very quickly and I was just amazed to read the book. I loved the main characters and enjoyed their journey along with them. Kate, who is once a little innocent child, has now had to prove to her father that she is able to stay in Verity. The monsters living within the north under his father’s control are Malchai and Corsai. The third type, Sunai, is not under the influence of his father but Flynn and decided to live in South. The truce to not cross the borders seems to get weaken with every passing day. August, a Sunai, is sent on a mission to keep an eye on Kate and there they got acquainted. But will Kate come to know that August is nothing but a monster and is here to keep an eye on her? And will August be able to help his side of people or will he discover something more than that. You guys must read the book to find the answers.
Pieces I adored
One thing that I adore the most was the poem which is definitely awesome:
Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal
Sing a song and steal your soal…
I literally fascinated the way this whole theory of stealing soul using music was presented in the story. I liked the idea of Kate playing game, “Where are you at the moment?” the game she played when she was stuck in some situation she would rather not wanna be. The chemistry between August and Kate, the love hate relationship they went through for the sake of survival is something I adored. I loved how strong and determined Kate is. I am definitely not liking damsel in distress sort of characters, so she was definitely worth reading. I would love to give 4 out of 5 stars to the book as I honestly enjoyed it through out.
How I come across with this book?
There was a sale on Liberty, the days when I was trying to explore some great non-fiction reads that would help me to learn more about balancing my personal and professional life. So while searching, I found this book and the writer was one of the famous writer Dr. Spencer Johnson, and without a second thought I decided to buy it.
This book is written like a fiction. It tells you a story of an old man and a kid who wanted happiness. A kid who wanna be happy with whatever he does. The kids grows up to a man and found his life miserable as he is unable to concentrate in his work. His work and personal life are a constant battle and he has no way out. This constant battle leaves him with nothing but frustration and fatigue. The old man tells him about The Present. The present that brings all the happiness and to virtue to those who discovers it. So, we discover along with the journey of the man, the different aspect of lives and how should we deal with them. I really enjoyed the book as it is not much longer and takes only an hour to finish. I would definitely recommend this book to people who want to bring some positive changes in their lives and turn out the negativity.
So, it’s the sequel of the book Anna Dressed in Blood. This book continues after six months of what had happened at Anna’s home. Please beware if you haven’t read Anna Dressed in Blood then this review may contain spoiler for the book.
Cassio is trying to be normal as other people may say it. But all he’s getting are Anna’s hallucinations. He saw her tortured and this is just not the place he ever wanted her to be at. All of his friends and family is trying to compel him to let her go and that it’s nothing but his nightmares. But deep inside, Casio knows that Anna needs help. With the help of his friend Thomas he decides to call Anna from wherever she is and to get to know what’s happening to her. And the greatest truth is revealed. In this book, I explored more about the history of athame. There was much more about where it belonged and who actually Cas is. What purpose and what people he serves and how they are not very happy with the choices he is making. The exploration is getting wilder and so does Carmel is questioning her priorities and decisions for her life. A horror novel with a perfect friendship melodrama is what you will be having here.
The end made me cry. I really don’t wanna ruin this book for you but I cried during all that fight and adventure in hell. But it was totally worth it. I loved the overall book, however, it was more suspense then horror for me I guess. But this book is definitely a worth read.
How did I find the book?
Well, I don’t exactly remember my first encounter with the book but I guess it was over Goodreads as I love to explore books and those days I was searching for some good horror books. So there I found a book with a cover that was just so amazing to avoid. The synopsis was enough to let me decide that one day I am going to read this book. And finally I get my hands on this book and started reading it. One thing that I would definitely mention that it was during this book that I only got time to read was at night and that was definitely hell because everybody got to sleep and there I was, reading this horror thing and yes I was afraid as hell LOL.
This book is about a ghost buster who hates to be called that because he is just a teen with an athame inherited from his father. Like his father he sends the ghosts away from where they belong. And where exactly they belong? He definitely had no idea about it. He got to know about a ghost named Anna and her haunted house and voila! New mission on the way. But this time it’s different. Why? Because Anna doesn’t kill him. Instead she let him go time and again. But Casio keeps on coming for her. There he and his two friends find more about Anna, a bitter truth about her death. But there’s something more! Somebody is following Cas from dark. And there is only one way to save himself and his family. Things are sentimental too as Cas started feeling something for Anna. Will he able to save them all? Well, that’s the true question indeed!
Pieces I adore
One character I definitely adore throughout the book was Thomas, Cas’ friend. I love his weird and nerdy ways and telepathic abilities that made Cas to shut his mind up in the cage or somewhere. The growing friendship bond between the trio Cas, Carmel and Thomas was really great and I loved their overall chemistry. For me this book deserves 3.5 Stars and I would definitely suggest you guys to read it at your earliest!