Two Graves (Retribution Series #1)
Dark Psychological Suspense
October 1st 2016
About the Book:
A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.
For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.
About Author Zoe Kalo
A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir. She is the author of the YA fantasy series CULT OF THE CAT.
Connect with Zoe Kalo on the web: http://www.ZoeKalo.com / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads
What I Thought:
To explain the difference between reading a short story or novella and reading a book would kind of be like this: Imagine that you’re standing in front of a house. Reading a book is like walking up to the door, going inside and going through all of the rooms in the house Sometimes you even get to go into the attic or basement. But with a novella or short story, you only get to go inside one room of the house. Or even just peek through the window.
That’s the thing about shorter stories, you only get a glimpse, sometimes just a piece of the story. With shorter stories you don’t get a lot of backstory. I think you have to take this into consideration when reading a novella or short story.
Two things that hooked me prior to reading Two Graves were that it was compared to Dante’s Inferno and the musical element, with the main character being a violinist.
I didn’t really grasp the Dante comparison, but I did enjoy this story nonetheless. It was dark and twisty. But I did feel like it was lacking information in some parts. And of course, I had questions and some of them went unanswered. The fact that it’s labeled as part of a series does make me feel a little better. Perhaps we will find out more in the next book or books.
If you like quick reads and dark stories, you will like this one.