Monday, June 25, 2012
From the Chrysalis by Karen Black
I received a copy of this book, and as soon as I clicked to open the file, I started reading it. It is one of my favorite kinds of books, the kind that jumps right out and starts from page 1. no waiting, and the story unfolds rather quickly.
Liza and Dace are cousins, and Liza falls in love with Dace, who is a few years older then her, and also on his way to prison for murder. (although he really isn't guilty). It takes place in the 60's and 70's and also in Canada.
Dace ends up being a part of the Canada prison riots, and gets in even more trouble. Dace is a loyal friend, to loyal and takes the heat for a lot of people. Which in the end, gets him in trouble that he doesn't deserve.
From the Chrysalis, is Karen Black's debut, which is an amazing debut, very well written, smooth writing style, and very descriptive. She has a style all her own, and I personally would like to read more from her in the near future.
This story is one you won't be forgetting anytime soon, nor will you want to put it down. You will probably end up hoping for the best for Liza and Dace.
If you don't usually like violence in your books, then you may want to skip over the prison riot sections, although this was written so descriptively and flows nicely!! It isn't to over the top, however, I don't normally have an issue with violence and things of that nature in the books I enjoy.
The author has a fascinating imagination, and this book proves that! She has taken facts and an actual event, and turned it into a twisted, suspenseful, romance novel.
You can buy this book on Amazon..
Please leave any comments below! have you read this book? What did you think?
**I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review**