#Giveaway: Theodora’s Descent by J.E. & M. Keep
Posted by brriske
Theodora is a young noblewoman who has inherited her aunts estate in the countryside. As a child, she stayed there and remembers hearing strange voices trying to lure her from her bed. As an adult, her adventurous nature gets the better of her and she is lured into the depths of the house that she now occupies. Lured into a hellish city below the earths surface, Theodora is saved from the clutches of vampires by an equally as scary monster. Her journey to find her way out of this nightmare brings her into contact with beings that are both dangerous and evil.
I just finished this book today and I’m still trying to process it. The best I can describe it is a horrific version of Alice in Wonderland. Truthfully, the story is amazing and well thought out. I can’t even think of anything current to compare it to. The monsters are original and downright scary sounding. I definitely wouldn’t want to be in Theodoras shoes. The book is long, but you don’t really notice because you find yourself wanting to see if she makes it out of this alive and mentally intact. Honestly, when I came to the end, I kind of hoped there would be more or that there would be an indication of a continuation of the story. The story is very dark, at times it’s even hopeless, and there are triggers in it. This is a serious warning, heed the trigger warning. That being said, nothing in the story felt forced or like it was put in there merely for shock value. The story flowed wonderfully from one horrifying event to the next, with just enough hope mixed in to keep you reading as fast as you could. There were a few minor errors that I chalk up to formatting issues, ebooks almost always have a few here and there, but none of them were bothersome enough to detract from the story.
Overall I felt that this was a fabulous book, a great tale that really goes where you least expect it to. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a dark, cerebral horror story, with a small bit of a love story thrown in for flavor.