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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Review: Ordeal.. By. T.K. Varenko

Review: Ordeal
Author: T.K. Varenko

From the back of the book..

Luella, fierce, strong vampire,

Falls for a pretty human catch

Sent on her fiancé's desire

To celebrate they are engaged.

This unexpected turnabout

Is doomed to come to a dead end:

Her human sweetheart's dead to shroud;

Her fiancé's avenged for that;

And she is punished for blood treason,

Banished into a mortal child,

Whose human body is a prison

For all her powers to bind.

Her memories obliterated,

She is to find her love at last

Who proves to be too much related

To the misfortunes from her past.


All I can say about this book is "WOW" I have never read a book like this before, and it was a wonderful read. This book was written like a poem, a unique experience that I really enjoyed.

The story begins with teenage Allison dreaming of the birth of a child. At the time she has no idea what the dream means for her. Allison has been going through her life since she was a child knowing she was different, that she didn't quite belong. On a hiking trip Allison is almost killed in a raging river, but she is saved by a mysterious man who disappears right after her rescue. Allison starts dreaming of this man every night, she doesn't know if he is real or not, but she can't stop thinking of him. As a few years go by she starts seeing her mystery man more and more, but she can't tell if he's real or not. Then one night she is awakened by a racket inside her home, and she comes upon a fight between her mystery man and a stranger. The mystery man runs off the assailant, and introduces himself as Derek.

Derek has been watching out for Allison since the day he saved her from the river. He couldn't understand his attraction to her, prey is prey, and she was definitely prey but he couldn't bring himself to drink from her. Derek decided that until he could figure it out, he would take up the job of her protector. He stays hidden from her until she becomes an adult, then he reveals himself to her and they become great friends. Derek is in love with Allison, and he suspects that she loves him as well, but love of a mortal is forbidden and he will have to face the consequences eventually.

This story had so many twist and turns. It started out a little slow, but as the story took off I was enthralled and couldn't put the book down. Allison and Derek had so many things to over come, so many things to find out. There was unbelievable heart ache and tragedy for Allison, she didn't even realize that she had a former life and what it entailed. It was heartbreaking when she got her memories back, and realized she was fated for the same doom.

The characters in this story are very strong, Allison and Derek's trials and triumphs stay with you after you finish reading the last word. When the truth of their past is finally revealed it is so shocking that you have to keep reading. I literally couldn't put this book down, Ms. Varenko's take on the Vampire lore is fresh and exciting. The idea of a totally hidden world that humans know nothing about, isn't new to us but in this story the perspective is fresh and totally different from any story I have ever read.

I don't feel like I'm giving this book the justice it deserves in this review, but I don't want to spoil the experience of reading this book for the next person. All I can say is... If you want to read a unique paranormal romance, written in the form of a lyrical poem, a book that you will not be able to put down no matter how hard you try. Then, this book is definitely for you.


Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 186 KB

Print Length: 212 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace (February 11, 2010)

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

                                  Language: English

                                   ASIN: B0038BQIE0

1 comment:

  1. Great review. You def, got my interest peeked. I'm going to see how much it is!


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