Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Perverse- Larry Rodness

From the Back of the Book
19 year old Emylene Stipe is a 2nd generation Goth who, like every teenage girl, is trying to find her place in the world. One night she comes upon an old painting in an antique store and is compelled to purchase it. When she brings it home an image of a young woman appears in the sketch and then magically materializes in her apartment. Emylene nick-names her 'Poinsettia' and they soon become fast friends. But Poinsettia has an ulterior motive for her sudden and strange intrusion into her host's life which causes Emylene to question her whole belief system.

A picture says a thousand words, but a picture is just that, a still frame, an image of one time, something that will fade but never change. What happens when a picture comes to life. A simple snowy scene but what's weird is footsteps that will appear and disappear. If that's not weird what about a girl that slips from the very same picture's frame.

This book is far from normal with plot twists where you least expect them. Romance is heavily hinted at but the plot doesn't depend on it to keep it going. I struggled with the first half of this book, reading a few pages and then putting it down, forgetting about it for a month and then reading a few more pages. I am few glad that I kept reading and because this book is smoking from the middle right to the very end.

I would recommend this book to romance readers even though there's not much romance, fantasy lovers and anybody who enjoys a good plot twist or two.

I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, an 8, because of the hard to get into opening, but I promise it is totally worth it to keep reading.