A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.
Summoned to her father's home in 1820's Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which he might be implicated. She is torn romantically between her father's assistants-one kind and proper, one mysterious and brooding-who share a dark secret and may have more to do with the violent events than they're letting on.
September 10, 2014
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Of Monsters and Madness
By Jessica Verday
Published September 9th 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
I really enjoyed this twisted take on Edgar Allan Poe. To me it was a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, meets romance. As everyone knows, I am a fan of re-tellings, and not too many times do we read about Edgar Allan Poe. I, myself, am a huge fan of his works, so when I found out about this book, I was totally on board with it.
I have never read any book by Jessica Verday, but after reading this book, I am a fan. The characters were unique, as was the story. Although I thought that I might have had it figured out half way through, I was wrong. It wasn't until I started to near the last quarter of the book where I started to figure things out.
The story did lack in certain areas. I would have loved to seen more of Annabel's father or her grandfather. I would also have loved to see more of the murders. You go into this thinking there are going to be some gruesome murders, but you only hear about them and only one is described towards the end. But all in all, this was a pretty awesome read. I would definitely recommend this book to ages 14 and older.
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Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.