For my first review of the year, I’m actually reviewing a book I read in the last part of 2017. Due to the holiday schedule, I wasn’t able to sit down and do a proper review before now. Josephine Blake recently released her latest book A Brush with Death, in October. The gothic novel takes place in 1888 London, during Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. When I saw a few people talking about it as the release day got closer, I thought at first that it wasn’t really up my alley. I’m not usually into darker stuff, and have never ventured into the gothic genre. I don’t like scary period. BUT, I started reading the snippets of the novel that Josephine had shared on her Facebook page, and I was immediately drawn in and hooked.
A Brush with Death is unique, fresh, intriguing, exciting, and positively enchanting. The whole concept of meeting and interacting with Death as if it/he were human is actually pretty cool, at least in the way that Josephine writes it. I was immediately drawn in and hooked as soon as I started reading the book. I ended up staying up late in order to finish it in one sitting, and by the way, I did not see that twist at the end coming!
I just found out that A Brush with Death is the first book in what will be a series, which I’m super excited to hear and I can’t wait for the next installment to come out. I look forward to seeing what direction the next book takes and what it will be about. In the meantime, I highly recommend A Brush with Death, you will definitely not be disappointed.
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be: Intriguing.
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Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....