Hello guys! In my quest to find and read some indie authors, I’ve found this amazing jewel, who has become one of my favorite books! Now… If I only had someone to talk about this book with!
I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of Rosehead, thanks to the amazing author, Ksenia Anske and now I will share my love for this book with you!
by Ksenia Anske
March 24, 2014.
Misunderstood and overmedicated, twelve-year-old Lilith Bloom finds the prospect of a grand family reunion decidedly dull… That is, until she discovers that the rose garden surrounding her grandfather’s Berlin mansion is, well, completely and utterly carnivorous. Armed with Panther, her talking pet whippet, and the help of the mute boy next door, Lilith must unravel the secrets behind the mysterious estate, all while her family remains gloriously unaware that they are about to be devoured.
Sounds amazing doesn’t it? This book is wild! I cannot go into details without spoiling, so I’ll keep this review very brief.
Lilith Bloom is no ordinary 12 year old, and her companion through the book (her dog) is no exception. She visits Germany for a family reunion, but little did she know that she was going to end up as “bait” and playing a very important role in the mystery of the rose garden! I should explain, this carnivorous rose garden is property of her (evil) grandfather.
This book is the perfect mix of Sherlock Holmes, with a Tim Burton twist. How is this book not famous? HOW IS THIS NOT A MOVIE? With that being said… this book is amazing and it has earned a spot as one of my favorite reads EVER.
I would get really annoyed with Lilith sometimes, but that’s because I kept forgetting she’s only a 12 year old! She acts very mature, and I was so mad at the fact that through the book she’s trying to explain to everyone the things that are happening, and no one believes her! (UGH!) I mean… even at one point I was having doubts myself… you’ll see.
My favorite quote from the book is:
“Lilith had little time to understand the meaning of these three words. Life, love, death. She did know that there was no life without death but also no life without love. Did that mean that there was no love without death, though? That you had to die to realize how much you loved someone?”
It surprised me how much I enjoyed this book, and I will be recommending it to people who love mysteries.
Rating: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
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