Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Give Me by LK Rigel

All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life.
Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, a castle by the sea, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.
Cade Bausiney is the future Earl of Dumnos, but at present he just wants to bolster the local economy with a scheme to increase tourism. When Cade and Lilith meet, they're overwhelmed with longing for each other - but their desire might be magically induced.
Long ago a witch's spell ended in disaster that left two souls to haunt Dumnos to this day. Lilith and Cade must find a way to make things right - or be forever possessed by the spirits who've waited a millennium to consummate their love.”

Give Me goes back and forth from Lilith’s point of view to Elyse’s; from the past and the beginning of Elyse’s torment to the current life which Lilith lives that is being spun, much of it, unknowingly for her. With sweet romance, revenge, sibling rivalry and of course, betrayal, this book is everything you need for a wonderful story.
My absolute favorite part of this book was Elyse. Her character goes through so much, it’s understanding to see where she starts and ends up. I found myself sympathizing because it didn’t feel like she had a choice, the classic, “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” approach. (And I promise, I’m not giving anything away!) Another favorite of mine was the settings. Taking place in Europe, the scenery Rigel describes makes you want to stop what you’re doing and get on a plane to see the sites she so delicately describes.
While I truly wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading Give Me, LK Rigel has managed to create a faerie tale with great depth and with ancient undertones. This is a book that I would recommend to anyone lost in the world of Once Upon A Time.
My rating for this book:
I chose 4 and not 5 because as much as I loved this book, there were some moments when I felt confused and had to take a minute to remind myself what exactly was going on and who everyone was. But I loved how everyone past and present was connected; everything began and came back around in one huge circle. This is a story that I could see in a children’s storybook as well, one that we tell such as Beauty and the Beast or Snow White to our own children that they grow up on and learn from.
LK Rigel lives in California with her cat, Coleridge. She has been singing waitress, a journalist, a court reporter and a teacher. She’s written songs and stories the whole time. To view her blog, click here.
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LK Rigel said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Give Me!

How about a sale? Today only, the price is put down to 99 cents. (It's normally $3.50)

Jordan Butcher said...

Thanks LK! I loved reading your book! :) And I definitely cannot wait for the next one!

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