A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.
For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.
A masquerade party and that itself got me hooked to the book. It’s a novella of only 70 pages and is told in two contexts, the past and the present. It was a little confusing in the beginning. The setting for the present is a mysterious and rich masquerade party. Whereas, the past is horrid with an appalling incident. The protagonist, Angelina is out for revenge due to this traumatic event that happened in her past. But, the pieces of the mystery slowly fall in place and assist in explaining how and why she is in this phase of life.
The character of Angelina is tough and a no nonsense type of woman. This was one thing I liked about the book. It’s a breathtaking and quick ride with this novella. There is darkness but it also focuses on classical music, literature and art. The writing style is also more of a historic/classic literature style.
You are left with ‘something’s amiss’ kinda feeling. Thus said, it is either you love it or you hate it kind of novel. I’m still not sure if it was a hit or a miss for me!
3 on 5
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the author via b00k r3vi3w Tours. I did not receive any monetary compensation for the same. Thanks for the opportunity.