SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Schloss Valkuriz Book Review

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Schloss Valkuriz Book Review

A story of true love and hope amid inconsolable loss and despair,
Cheung's debut novel encourages her readers to embrace the beauty of a sacred rose and
to discover the mystery that surrounds it as Iara learns the truth behind a dark secret
buried in the past.

The story begins at Iara's residence and quickly moves to the castle of Valkuriz where
Iara relives, through her dreams, the episode of her last encounter with her lover and
starts to unravel the dark secret protected by the immortal beauty of a sacred rose given to
her years ago.

The essence of this mystical flower, however, is preserved by the faithfulness of a
promise made in the past, one to which Iara is now oblivious. Even so, if that promise is
somehow broken, whether intentionally or not, there are consequences threatened that
would be too horrifying to even imagine.

Schloss Valkuriz is a magical, passion-filled story that blends mystery, romance, and
horror to immerse its readers in the aristocratic world of nineteenth century England as
they journey with Iara to discover the truth behind a mystery yet unknown.

About the book:

Schloss Valkuriz by Felicia N. Cheung
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5830-1
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: Oct 6, 2010
Pages: 145
S.R.P.: $9.95

About the author:

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Felicia N. Cheung is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business
Administration at McMaster University, Canada. She earned her M.B.A. at the
Rochester Institute of Technology, United States in August 2009 and her B.A. Honors in
Medieval Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada in August 2007. She is familiar
with several foreign languages, including Hakka (her native tongue), Cantonese, German,
and French. Besides writing, she enjoys playing the guitar and spending quality time
with family and friends.

I loved this book, then I threw it out the window!!!!

Nothing frustrates me more then an awesome page turning book that has the worlds worst ending!!!

I did literally throw the book out the window. That's how mad I got!!

It starts out with a young girl who falls in love at first sight with a soldier. The two seem to hit it off and are truly in love.

Then a couple of weird occurrences happen, and you find out some more history about the two lovers.

Things take a weird turn and the ending will blow your mind and not in a good way!!!

Ahhhh, I am still soooo angry just writing this!!

The Author does have a great writing style. The only thing I would change (besides the ending) is that when there are flash backs, and dreams, it is hard to tell what is what. I think she needs to be a little clearer on what is happening.

I give this book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars!!

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

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