Y blow descriptions This review has To Be Rather General To be rather general to spoilers but here I am going to wander into spoiler territory for just a moment I m a huge fan of a book spoiler territory for just a moment I m a huge fan of a book SOME OF YOUR BLOOD by Theodore Sturgeon In a lot of ways this "book reminded me of that one view spoiler Specifically how the reader is left wondering if this is indeed " reminded me of that one view spoiler Specifically how the reader is left wondering if this is indeed case of a vampire or is it a case of mental illness instead hide spoiler A different kind of vampire novel which substitutes outright blood and gore for implied and subtle horror leaving the acts of violence to the readers imagination and ultimately making the book scarier The gentle slant towards horror at the beginning of the book holds the remainder in good stead as Angelina the unassuming vampire slowly builds and comes to accept her lust for blood The transformation from a helpless child to hardened killer is xecuted perfectly with the Snowflakes on the Sea end result nothing short of breathtakingOne of thenjoyable aspects to Black Ambrosia is the fact that this is a lone wolf vampire story Angelina doesn t have like minded nightmarish ghouls to hang out with so the book and story is all about her her struggle her travels her desire for a sense of place Despite starting off in young adult territory there are some seriously dark moments in this book which fans of horror and darker fiction in general will Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy enjoy My rating 45 stars Angelina Watson leaves home at the age of fifteen following the death of her mother Once on the road she begins toxhibit vampirish behavior She sleeps all day She drinks blood though she believes she is bestowing on her victims a gift out of love She begins to hear a voice that urges her on What makes all of this interesting is the ambiguity She was never bitten There was nothing that turned her She can t change into anything and she is not fussed by religious icons And while she seems to develop special powers later on we must remember that we are reading the first person narration of a young woman who is possibly mentally ill Even the book s final lines don t offer certainty Can madness be contagious Perhaps I suppose in the nd it is up to the reader to decide. Seductive Voice that speaks only to herAngelina offers you ternal peace at the cost of your sou.
Elizabeth Engstrom ´ 1 FREE READI am so glad Valancourt is saving these gems from obscurity I read this with some friends and i think we all liked it Elizabeth Engstrom s writing is fantastic I liked this one as well as When Darkness Loves Us This story is about Angelina It is dream like and uncertain You learn pretty arly on that Angelina is an unreliable narrator So it s hard to tell what s real what s really going on or has happened I liked that about this bookI liked the nding a lot too I wold love to read from the nding a lot too I wold love to read from author BLACK AMBROSIA
by Elizabeth Engstrom started out as a creepy psychologicalA young Engstrom started out as a creepy psychological story A young develops her own version of love to help along those that she feels deserving At first I loved the interludes throughout the novel written as interviews from people who knew Angelina Those gave a great contrast to the way that Angelina saw things herselfAfter a while however the interludes became focused on one person and it was this that made the novel go into another direction in my opinion Still a good read but would have been better for me if the focus hadn t remai 35 starsAn unusual vampire tale that pushes the boundaries of this theme Do you knowWhere you re going toDo you like the thingsThat life is showing youWhere are you going toDo you knowNow looking back at all we ve hadWe let so many dreams just slip through our handsWhy must we wait so long before we seeHow sad the answers to those uestions can beDo you getWhat you re hoping forWhen you look behind youThere s no open doorsWhat are you hoping forDo you knowFade Out thoughts on the book with spoilers copiedupdated from the comment thread in the xcellent group Literary Horrorview spoilerI finished over one weekend and Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, enjoyed it all the way through I didn t like it as much as I did the no Now availableOrder all ten Paperbacks from Hell titles Subscription PaperbackWebsite US UK EbookWebsite US UKAudiobookAudible US Audible UK This is a uniue vampire story that manages to combine thethereal and sensual notion of a vampire with the cold and violent one Angelina is a fascinating character and we follow her on her travels as she claims her victims and also falls vic. Angelina is a killer You'd never know it to look at her until you look into her yesAngelina does. Tim herself to certain peoplestory a youngsituationsThe story told In The First Person From Angelina S Perspective Each Chapter the first person from Angelina s perspective Each chapter with an xcerpt from another character as though they are being interviewed This works really well to give other perspectives as the story goes on and also to give hints to the fact that our narrator might not be totally reliable The story scalates as Angelina s condition develops and I loved the ndingThere is some violent and sexual content some of which involves children Elizabeth Engstrom Black Ambrosia is the book where a comparison with Anne Rice becomes almost unbearable because it s about gag vampires Engstrom writes like an Anne Rice who is actually interested in real people Deeply rooted in the details of hardscrabble lives her language is heady and romantic occasionally dissolving into a dreamlike haze but she never loses sight of or interest in the fact that ven inhuman bloodthirsty vampires need to at sleep and poop Unlike Rice who s mostly interested in rich fancy people Engstrom s writing is most uncomfortably alive in its unflinching descriptions of the drab humdrum Desire in Seven Voices existence of people living on the bottom rungs of theconomic ladderHere Engstrom bashes the dust and rust off the traditional vampire tropes and boy howdy are they traditional Engstrom s vampire Angelina Watson doesn t like crucifixes can turn into fog controls the minds of men sleeps in a coffin and she sucks the blood of her lovers But Engstrom manages to twist these clich s into something newRead the rest of this review BLACK AMBROSIA is xactly what I hoped it would be plus some Here s the synopsis Angelina is a killer You d never know it to look at her until you look into her yes Angelina doesn t kill out of hatred or fear she kills out of love bringing solace to her victims guided by the seductive Voice that speaks only to her Angelina offers you ternal peace at the cost of your souluiet horror is to my liking these days and this book fits the bill Don t get me wrong violent and gory scenes appear throughout this book but most of the picture comes from the reader s imagination rather than with blow N't kill out of hatred or fear she kills out of love bringing solace to her victims guided by the.and situationsthe story