Author: Gypsie Raleigh
Page Count: 350
My Rating: 4 TURTLES: A great read, I definitely recommend.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
A strange woman passing through the village of Hob Glen dies a sudden and violent death, leaving something evil behind. Now young Soolie Beetch is cursed with deadly powers she can’t control and a golden-eyed child haunting her dreams. Fighting for her freedom and her life, an ordinary girl must resort to extraordinary measures to save her family and her town.
Searching for answers, Soolie journeys to the dazzling city of Ravus where the dead walk among the living, and the living have started going missing. Pursued by monsters and racing against time, she must use all her courage and determination to unwind a dark mystery that threatens the lives and souls of everyone she loves.
Fast-paced, daring and vividly written, Soolie Beetch and the Dying Light hooks the reader from page one and provides a breathtaking ride to a shocking climax.
Gypsie is an amazing storyteller, no doubt about it! Her descriptions are vivid, at times beautiful or horrifying, sometimes within a sentence. Her style is captivating and kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, something totally unexpected would happen! I really liked how much the characters lived in a gray area of morality, it certainly made for an original, thought-provoking read. I also really liked how the ending isn't a cliffhanger, but certainly leaves the reader wanting more.
I will say though, that this is dark fantasy, and, as I told someone earlier today "the body count is impressive." And while the main character of the story is a girl, this is definitely adult, not young adult. If you are a person who has trouble with pets/animals dying, children dying, or main characters dying, this may not be the book for you. I was taken aback at times by how violent it was, and if I hadn't enjoyed the writing so much I might have found it more off-putting than I did.
If you do like dark fantasy, I would highly recommend you check out "Soolie Beech and the Dying Light." The writing is beautiful, the characters are memorable, and the story is engrossing. I can't wait to see what else this author has in store!
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