Thursday, October 06, 2016

Book Review: Two Graves by Zoe Kalo


Introduction
  • ASIN: B01LDIXCR0
  • Genre: Fiction / Thriller
  • Publishers: Amazon
  • Price: Rs.66/- (I got this book from the b00k r3vi3ws for a review)
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.
Behind the book

Source: Goodreads.com


About the Author

A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…

A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir. She is the author of the YA fantasy series CULT OF THE CAT. 

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Me thinks

This short novella is full of action, thrill and adventure.It is a psychological thriller with a dark narrative. This does make the beginning a bit slow so to speak but if you are patient enough the narrative picks up later on and ensures you are on a roller coaster ride. Flipping back and forth in time this book talks about Angelica and her troubled past.

For a novella, the story is well paced and makes you enjoy reading it.  This is my second book of the author and one thing that I really admire about her is her imagery. She has a way with words and descriptions. Sample this :

"I closed my eyes for a second, swept by the sheer exquisiteness of the music, and saw myself in a barren field, my face lifted to the rain, relentless like the lash of a hundred tiny needles.

The descriptions are so vivid that you cannot help but flow along with the story.

A perfect short and crisp read, I would strongly recommend for the beauty of her writing.


Foodie Verdict

This book is like sandwich dhokla - an perfect amalgamation of various tastes to create a unique flavour.

Source: www.binjalsvegkitchen.com