Thursday, March 19, 2015

Book Review: The Contradiction of Solitude

Title The Contradiction of Solitude

Author A. Meredith Walters

Release Date March 6, 2015

You may notice me, but you will never know me.
I prefer it that way.
I am the daughter of a monster.
Born from blood and lies.
Dead before I have truly lived.
But Elian tells me that I'm different.
He tells me that I'm beautiful.
That I'm an enigma wrapped in irresistibly complicated skin.
Elian says that he loves me.
These words terrify me.
I can't trust love.
Or hope.
Or truth.
Because I fear the beast inside.
It threatens to drown Elian and his sweet, unconditional love.
It's a beast that will destroy everything.

One of the first things I noticed about this book on Goodreads was the fully written reviews with no ratings. And then I read those reviews. Hmm, they don't seem to be negative... but they aren't exactly positive, either. That just made me want to read the book even more.

This is not the first book I've read by A. Meredith Walters. It is, though, the first book of hers that I've read that isn't romance (although this may be her only non-romantic book, I'm not sure). The Contradiction of Solitude is a psychological thriller (which I certainly prefer over hack and slash/gory thrillers all day long). Now, I certainly won't pigeonhole authors and only read one genre of book by them. In fact, I love seeing authors branch out and take on something completely different than their norm. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (it works here!).

The Contradiction of Solitude captivated my attention from the very first page. I was enthralled. Even knowing the ending (it was predictable, which explains the 4 star rating), I devoured this book.

Even though I loved this book, I know it won't be for everyone. You can't go into this book looking for a romance (which the author is known for). You'll be disappointed. However, if you're looking for an interesting, twisty, psychological thriller then this may be the book for you.


4 out of 5 stars

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