Name: And The Roses Bled
Author: Mehak Daleh
Genre: Horror, mystery, psychological thriller
Publication date: August 1, 2018
My rating: 4.75/5 stars
*NOTE: I am extremely grateful to Fingerprint! Publishing for sending me this book. However, this does not at all hinder my honest opinions regarding the book. This is a spoiler-free review. All opinions are solely mine.
‘And The Roses Bled’ by Mehak Daleh is a horror and mystery book. In fact, the book can definitely be considered as a psychological thriller! Goodness, it was a ride! Love the idea, the writing, everything! I love the cover, too!
The book revolves around the concept of love between sisters, friendship, and of course the meaning and ability to let go after losing a dear someone. The book is written (mostly) in first-person and we follow the perspectives and actions of Alisha, a young girl who loses her twin sister at the age of six. The book incredibly talks about how Alisha feels after losing someone who had been with her ever since and was always her partner-in-crime. Alisha then goes to a boarding school so as to be able to escape the grief-ridden environment at her home but, little does she know that strange and paranormal activities wait for her in her new school.
It gave me goosebumps while reading the whole book. It seriously did. The book is so dark and intense, laden with a lot of mystery and so, it’s the perfect book to read in October!
There are many things that I like about this book. I absolutely love the writing style. It’s almost like the words were bleeding emotions. Every detail and every thought is written in an amazing manner so kudos to the author! I really like the plot. I love how psychology plays such an important role in the book. The twists and turns, the dark and unpredictable stuff, everything leads to the book being an amazing one! I DEFINITELY recommend this book to all you guys who love psychology and psychological thrillers. This is definitely for those who are mystery and horror book-lovers and of course, if you’re looking for a good book to read on Halloween, do pick this one up!
There are one-two teeny-tiny errors which I am absolutely sure won’t even come to notice until and unless you’re looking at each and every word too closely (yes, I do that).
All in all, the author has used amazing diction and I can definitely say that this was my best read of October!
What do you think? Would you like to read the book? Or have you already read it? Let me know in the comments section below! Also, which books top your list of books to be read in the Halloween week? Let me know!
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