The author sent me an advanced reading copy of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Violent visions in our souls. You and I are brother and sister of the axe, husband and wife to the dark. The crow caws at midnight.”
It’s Halloween night. Timothy Sun stands in a garden of graves beneath the branches of the Tim Burton tree, his eyes deadlocked with the gorgeous creature in the raven costume. She beckons to him with one hand, while holding an axe in the other.
One month ago, he was a lonely shop owner hiding from a dark past. Then he met her. He met his violent violet and Timothy knew he’d never be alone again… if only murder wasn’t the only way to keep Velva Jones’s affection. Either Timothy plays her game of secrets and murder or damns himself to an early grave. The game has begun, but how will it end?
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Length: 291 pages
Release date: 2015-10-15
Sir Sun leaned back in the chair, tapping his index finger against his jaw. A soft and sudden peep! called from behind him. Startled, he turned, and stared at the beaded 70’s mantel above the fireplace. A single orchid sat in its lavender pot, innocently enough. Had it spoken to him?
This book introduces you to ‘Sir Sun’. Seeing an ad in his newspaper changes his life forever.
With Wanted: Single Rose, Mav Skye has created a bizarre horror story with streaks of comedy. It is a very unusual read. Your everyday Tom, Dick or Harry falls in love with a stunning woman sounds like a cliché; it is quite different, though. Mav Skye paints a pretty clear picture of the protagonists’ minds while the story evolves. It took me a few chapters to buy into the story; the next chapter put me on the right track. This mix of hard-core horror and comedy may be disturbing some readers’ minds. Wanted: Single Rose is a feast for Tim Burton and Tarantino fans; more horror than comedy, a fast read. ‘Mad World’ by Gary Jules sprang to my mind, my catchy tune throughout the final chapters.
|Sexual content||Some sexual content|
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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Wanted: Single Rose? Or – if you did not yet read Wanted: Single Rose – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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If Wanted: Single Rose was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
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