Controversial choice for this standalone Sunday: The Contradiction of Solitude will be a hate or love one! Black Widow alert!
Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan@bookslayereads where each Sunday a standalone book (not part of a series) that I loved or would recommend will be featured!
I love that meme as it takes little time to do (I’m always running like the real busy bee I am) AND I get to promote a book I really loved. This is the perfect idea for me!
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So this Sunday I was in a provocative mood and wanted to feature a book that was really hard to love but that I came to respect enormously.
A. Meredith Walters always chooses to write characters that won’t leave you unscathed but with The Contradiction of Solitude she outdid herself!
You may notice me, but you will never know me.
I prefer it that way.
I am the daughter of a monster.
Born from blood and lies.
Dead before I have truly lived.
But Elian tells me that I’m different.
He tells me that I’m beautiful.
That I’m an enigma wrapped in irresistibly complicated skin.
Elian says that he loves me.
These words terrify me.
I can’t trust love.
Because I fear the beast inside.
It threatens to drown Elian and his sweet, unconditional love.
It’s a beast that will destroy everything.
There is NO warning. I won’t tell you if there’s a HEA, a cliffhanger, or a love triangle. Just read it and find out for yourself but please don’t post spoilers.
The fun of a story is figuring it all out!
Here is what I wrote:
“I did not love it and yet, I want to write a big : “Congratulations”!
The author said it would be a love or hate book but she hoped we would just feel, feel I did!
I did not like it, not because she did a poor job, on the contrary. It was extremely well thought and written. Fascinating but in a morbid way and I just was not in the mood for it.
I’m really impressed by the audacity of Meredith Walters. Go big or go home could be her mantra with this book. It really was daring to write such a chocking story. Chocking because for once, the girl is the bad guy.
Layna was appealing, enticing, mysterious, so in control of herself and … dangerous, like a Black Widow waiting in her spiderweb. She’s been groomed to become what she is.
I was fascinated by Layna and at the same time, horrified by what I guessed the outcome would be.
So, if you like unconventional stories and terrible tales you can’t put down, this might just be your book.”
If you want to buy this book -> http://amzn.to/2v9wn6e