Wow!!! My first novel from Tosca Lee and I am blown away. I have been waiting to read a book that allowed me to escape into its pages. This was an unputdownable for me! I loved it!
Good verses evil. This was certainly a page turner. What's amazing is that as I turned pages it became better and better. Each chapter more unveiling and dazzling than the one previous. Tosca is a master weaver!
Superb writing. For my Christian friends who only choose Christian fiction this book may not be for you, but I can tell you that with all the Christian fiction books on my shelves this is one of the best reads I have had the pleasure of reviewing. For me, I could see a strong Christian theme throughout this book. If you loved Tosca before you will still greatly admire this woman's gift of writing.
The characters jump off the pages. Can you imagine having your memory wiped clean? Nothing left to remind you of who you were yesterday? I could relate so well with this. We each have a past. We each have things we wish we could have done different. But even past that what about forgetting to protect someone you loved? Of course!
Emily Porter is such a strong and courageous female character. A past that haunts her, a past that is chasing her, and she is fighting the evil by seeking the truth! LOVE IT!! In her weaknesses she seeks out the aid of others who will lift her up. She lives by a code of courage and strength. I love this character and those she has surrounded herself with for this journey.
A thrilling ride! Fast paced and riveting. I had never heard of Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess, the serial killer. Can you imagine being a descendant of someone so evil? The story may begin with the history of this woman, but it goes far beyond her and takes us on a journey all over the world as Emily tries to escape the evil, but is desperately seeking to uncover the truth and allow the light to shine on the evil that is persisting.
So many twists and turns to keep the reader captivated. I love how the story began and how it too came to a close. Tosca knows how to keep the reader excited for book 2!
I see many say Tosca has made a switch in genre, but I can still see a Christian theme throughout her writing. Although I haven't read any of her early works I can only imagine them as strong and magnificent as this.
I have to say that I am still processing this novel. I love putting down a novel and still days later am pondering the words that have come to life for me. story will continue this spring. I will be waiting eagerly for this release and can't wait to share with you!
Tosca, thanks for the adventure!!
This novel was a gift from Simon and Schuster for sharing my review with you.
Tosca Lee is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Legend of Sheba; Iscariot; Demon: A Memoir; Havah: The Story of Eve; and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. She received her B.A. in English from Smith College. A lifelong world-adventure traveler, Tosca makes her home in the Midwest with her husband and children.