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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Love Is Red: A Novel by Sophie Jaff

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she isn’t aware that this future awaits. However, there is one man who knows the truth: A killer stalking the women of New York, a monster the media dubs the “Sickle Man” because of the way he turns his victims into canvasses for his mesmerizing, twisted art.

Unleashed upon Manhattan after lying dormant for centuries, the Sickle Man kills to harvest the precious hues of his victims. As his palette grows, so too does his power. Every death brings him closer to the one color, and the one woman, he must possess at any cost.

While the city hunts the Sickle Man, Katherine must decide what to do about two men who have unexpectedly entered her life: handsome and personable David, and alluring yet aloof Sael. Though she’s becoming increasingly torn between them, how well does she really know them? And why is she suddenly plagued by disturbing visions?

my thoughts:

Riveting, dark, and fantastical.  Love Is Red is a terrific murder mystery filled with thrills, chills, and plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing.  Told via alternating perspectives - Katherine and the Sickle Man (aka the murderer) - this book takes you inside the mind of the murderer called The Sickle Man. Let me just say, his mind is creepy and fascinating.  The Sickle Man associates emotions with colors and the more women he kills, the more colors he is able to absorb (so to speak).  Of course, these women he kills are all just leading up to his true destiny - Katherine.  Yep, The Sickle Man is after one lady and apparently its in the cards (or book).  Katherine has a destiny of her own that involves The Sickle Man, but she doesn't know it yet.  She's just a normal gal living in the Big Apple trying to figure out the online dating world.  She's just met David, who seems really nice and sweet.  But then there's Sael, who is arrogant and pretty much the anti-David.  Hmm...which guy should she choose?  The only problem is that one of them may just be The Sickle Man - ack! Talk about dating disasters.

Love Is Red is the first in a trilogy, which means that the ending in this book is really just the beginning.  And I can't wait to find out what happens next!  This book is truly a treat to read.  It is a great mix of suspense, mystery, romance, and the supernatural all rolled into one.  The characters are unforgettable and the story is unputdownable!  I absolutely LOVED this book!  I would happily recommend Love Is Red to fans of murder mystery novels - you will be so glad you read this book! 

To find out more, here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Love Is Red
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

7 comments:

Ti said...

Sickle man?? How scary!! This book sounds rather horrifying. In a good way.

Nadia A said...

Ti, it is! But its so good!!

Mystica said...

Creepily scary!

Nadia A said...

Mystica, exactly!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'll be sure not to pick this one up when I'm home alone ... too creepy for that!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Nadia A said...

Heather, it is creepy! Thanks for having me on the tour - I really enjoyed the book!

DoingDewey said...

I couldn't put this down either! Typically the arrogant love interest really annoys me, but I felt like Sael managed to be arrogant and perhaps a little distant without actually being a jerk, so it worked for me :)