Book review: Ivy’s Envy

Oct 23, 20150 comments

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Book: Ivy’s Envy

Author: Latashia Figueroa
Genre: Fiction – Horror
Main Characters: Ivy, Thomas Miles, Grandma Shirley
Series: Want & Decay Trilogy # 1

I have always liked reading horror and psychological thrillers, but when I read the blurb of Ivy’s Envy I was not sure if I would like it. But I was proved wrong and I keep the book down till I finished it.
The story opens with Ivy being held by restraint and her love of the life, Thomas being the one who has been holding her. I was hooked to the story right from the opening paragraph. I had to know why Ivy was held by force and what could happen to her.

The protagonist is a severe narcissist and self obsessed person who has fallen for Thomas Miles, one of her superiors. She has a way to get her ways always. Her Grandma Shirley had seen through her and then had to be admitted in hospital. Ivy has had to take care of her mom’s cat and her boyfriend Charlie. Now she is obsessed with Thomas and she is convinced he is also in love with her. The only problem between them seems to be his lovely wife, Daena. To Ivy it means just one thing – eliminate her, until the table is turned.

For a book with just 80 pages, the story is as fast and racy as it should be. I just couldn’t put it down till I completed the book. I could understand Ivy’s mind and fear things she is capable of. I read somewhere, the author’s bedtime stories were of Stephen King. I just could see its effects from her description of the horror and paranormal description in the story.

I can’t wait for the second book of the trilogy.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publicist free of cost in return for a honest review.

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