29/10/2013

Book Review: The Lie by Ashley Fontainne

The Lie Blog Tour + Great Giveaway!
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Award-winning and international bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is taking her new suspense book, The Lie, on tour! Find out all about the new release, read guest blogs and interviews with Ashley, PLUS enter to win an eBook copy of The Lie, an audio copy of Accountable to None (from the hugely popular Eviserating the Snake Trilogy) and the chance to interview Ashley live on Blog Talk Radio!
   
What they say:
'KarmenMoncrille's name has been known throughout the world since the age of sixteen when her first book shot to the top of the bestseller's list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release. The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think. Only Karmen knows the truth behind her introverted nature. Terrified of being asked where her ideas come from, she fears being branded a raving lunatic. Now just a week before her twenty-third birthday, Karmen s world implodes. The madness that haunts her dreams spills over to her reality and she questions her sanity. Suddenly everything has changed and now the world will transform with her. Her last book will unleash the truth and alter mankind forever. Is Karmen's ability to write a gift or a curse? She's about to find out if her entire life is a lie. And why she was destined to write it.'
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A religious thriller that would keep you on tenterhooks and shake your beliefs of what should, and what shouldn’t be worshiped.

Normally, I’d scare away from books that are not all fluffy and humorous and chick-lit to the core. But the blurb of this title reeled me in.

The whole storyline shocked me. I was never suspecting this to be some religious thriller of some kind, just a novel full off mystery and intrigue. Though it never lacked in intrigue, mystery and even horror. I was supposed to be done with this novel by Friday, after explaining to Charlotte from BestChicklit circumstances beyond my control that couldn’t guarantee a review today. But as of Monday, I had consumed a whole 116 pages all through dawn. Woke up this morning determined to finish it because was totally gripped and couldn’t put it away, had to miss a lecture. And it didn’t disappoint.

If you are the type that’s concerned about all the mysteries of religion (like me), wonder if there’s a Heaven or Hell (like me) or worry if there’ll ever be the Armageddon (like me), this book might or not change your perception depending on how you receive the message. I have always been a believer of a Heaven and Hell, but reading this book shed more light to me about the eschatological times than reading any other (Hey, I do Dan Brown too).

To be frank I was scared shitless of Karmen’s plight, marveled at her talent and scared some more about all the dark evil stuff in this title (Can you blame me? I was reading it deep into the night). Karmen is a character to easily grow fond of. Though I found her boring at the opening stages of the book, the back story to her being such a recluse made me go soft on her.

Other characters I was mad for are Emily, Mitchell and the very sinister Kiroly whose actions I was puzzled of. Emily never stopped bringing in the humor, though she was the one who mostly got all speechless and shivering at a corner when darkness befell. Mitchell, with his southern accent, brought this book the doses of romance it needed. And Kiroly, was in fact, the devil himself that made me wonder If the devil in reality could be as sinister and more wicked. No doubt he would, but just the thought sent shivers down my spine.
This book never lacked in surprising moments. They came as a blow through all the suspense at its disposal. And when you think you cannot recover from such blows, a fulfilling end that shows evil would always bite the dust at the fist of good prevails.

But watch out, evil is always seething from defeat and wouldn’t back down till…

I give this book a 
   4.5 star rating, because I would have loved it if the beginning was as fast-paced and very terrifying as the middle.
   
af3e97_5064ca72519eb67d2cc0b6fa115f98e5.jpg_srz_268_398_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzAuthor Bio:
Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.
   
     
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Want more from Ashley?
Why not check out Ashley's other books, such as the bestsellingEviserating the Snake Trilogy and award-winning thriller Number Seventy-Five.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such an insightful review! Sorry that you stayed up so late and missed a lecture. :)

    I'm thrilled you enjoyed my book and appreciate you hosting me today. Now, get some rest!

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