Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review: Lady Languish by S.C.D. Goff

"After her Uncle Malachy terrifies Evangeline Languish on her 16th birthday, she is abandoned at a boarding school by her parents. But when Evangeline discovers a strange young man, injured and alone, she is forced to change her mind about everything she knew. Could Malachy's stories be true? Evangeline must face her uncle once more ... can she get to him before he kills everything she loves?"
 For sixteen years, Eve Languish has lived an extremely sheltered life, hardly ever venturing beyond the grounds of her family's enormous estate in Ireland. That all changes suddenly, however, when her Uncle Malachy visits her on her birthday and she is whisked off to a strict boarding school merely days later. After spending months alone and nearly friendless at school, Eve returns home and learns secrets about her family and herself -- secrets that she doesn't want to believe are true. On top of these newfound revelations, she discovers that her uncle is bound and determined to kill her. Now she has to do whatever is necessary to protect herself and the few people that she holds dear. Lady Languish is a book that puts an intriguing new twist on the legends and myths surrounding vampires.

I rate this book: 

I really enjoyed this book. It had everything possible in it to help maintain my interest. The plot is suspenseful, mysterious, and somewhat dark. And the added hint of romance thrown in there was just like icing on the cake for me. What I loved most about it was the fact that it is set in Ireland. Since Ireland is on my list of places to visit, reading books that are set in that part of the world is always such a treat and this one was no different. It was a pleasure to read this book and feel like I was actually there with the characters as they traveled across the Irish countryside. The imagery and appeal to sensory details that this book provides is excellent. I also enjoyed how the author took the genre of vampire novels and went in her own direction with it. However, that's all I can really say about it, without giving too much of the plot of the book away. If you want to know what I'm talking about, then you should definitely pick up Lady Languish.

S.C.D. Goff works in the publishing industry by day, but at night she joins the legions of young adult writers and fans online to talk about books and writing. Lady Languish is her first novel, as well as the first in her Irish Vampire series.

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