Death Blooms Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07G4CZ9T5
- Publication date : August 20, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 424 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 147 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #218,921 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a story about a boy, he’s a artist. He has a particular art that he does. He’s very good at it and makes the big bucks. But he’s a loner. Except he has a best friend a girl who keeps him sane. If it wasn’t for her he would never leave his house unless it was for his art. Well one day he meets a boy and his whole world changes. He is everything he’s ever wanted and more. The only problem is does the boy know he exists? And will he accept him and his art? You might be asking yourself is this a love story? Sorta kinda of with a horror twist. This author is like M. Night Shyamalan your watching/reading going ok I know what’s going then bam the twist smacks you in the face and makes you rethink everything you have just read. And of course her specialty is horror and she definitely doesn’t disappoint in that department. I was gobsmacked by the ending. I was waiting for the twist, and I would have never seen that coming!
WTAF did I just read?
I am all for dark reads and from what I could gather this was going to be all kinds of dark, so naturally I one-clicked, but good lord I’m still struggling to get my head around it.
Dark….YES, but this author took dark to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. My stomach literally turned it was that twisted and freakishly morbid. And yes I will be the first to own it…..It left me dumbfounded.
Because who the hell does that?
Who would ever in a million years even contemplate a life like Gray and enjoy it?
Literally WHO DOES THAT?
I can’t even….
And that ending…..Huh, umm…….WTAF!!
Surprise element doesn’t even cut it.
MIND COMPLETELY BLOWN
Yolanda Olson has done it once more and made me gasp out loud and my eyes bulge out of my head. What a book to make you stop and think. She had me going in circles thinking about what was going to happen next and I made my own presumption and of course I was wrong.
To be honest I don’t know how to really put in words what I want to say but OMG!
This book is another masterpiece and if you have read any of her other books you will not be disappointed. As a fan of Yolanda Olson’s I must say everything she writes is genuinely original. I have to say that you will not read one of her books and then read another and think they will be the same. They aren’t. They are all one of a kind.
Thank you Yolanda for a fascinating read!
Death Blooms is about Gray and his ultimate satisfaction in love of a different kind. He has this amazing ability to make beautiful things more beautiful. Gray has this best friend named Aiden, who is a feisty little thing with a whole lot of fight. She loves him unconditionally and wants him to get what he wants. When Aiden introduces her best friend, to another friend name Penn, it seems like the best start for Gray. While he gets to know Penn, he realizes he's a little strange. Gray wants the love he deserves, and is willing to keep it by any means necessary.
I admit, Gray and Penn are my new favorite couple and that says a lot as I don’t fall in love with many characters so easily. Aiden and her spunk also won me over right away, and I couldn’t wait to see how it all plays out. Well, I definitely didn’t see that one coming! No more spoilers; dark fiction lovers, read it - you’ll love it, I can guarantee it. Five huge stars!
This quote from the book was quite chilling. It was stated, "You're one of a kind and the most beautiful thing I've ever created and we can be happy if you just give this a chance." My blood ran a little cold. I just knew this wasn't going end like I hoped. I should have known. The author knows how to give you those wtf moments.
I was intrigued from the start. I wanted more of the “bad” guy if that says anything about Yolanda’s writing. I enjoyed all of the characters here and the ending is what made it for me.
THE ENDING IS EVERYTHING.
Thank you for that, Yolanda. I think I was just as surprised as they were.
This won’t be for everyone.
But I want more!
Top reviews from other countries
It’s a true spine-chiller - similar in some respects to the movie Tusk - although don’t expect pages of grisly, graphic horror, as it’s much more an insidious, suspenseful menace rather than hardcore torture-porn. There are one or two scenes that’ll undoubtedly shock, and possibly sicken, but overall it’s the clever writing, mystery and anticipation that really gives it the creep factor.
I’ve now read around half a dozen or so of this author’s books, and I must say she has a wonderfully macabre imagination that’s like a siren call to me. Her tales are a mix of grotesque, grisly and shocking, with a hint of gallows humour and even romance - not an easy combo to pull off - all ultimately aimed at die-hard lovers of the dark side, rather than tourists who wanna dip their toe in, then endlessly whinge it’s too sick and twisted and generally upsetting to their delicate senses. When this author says dark, she means it - and doesn’t just slip it into the title/blurb or pay it lip service to attract the hordes - so, you know, if that ain’t your jam ..there’s plenty of fluff out there. Read this, then read ABwtD. You won’t be disappointed.
When Gray was working, the compassion and care he showed for his art work was like a parent and their children. His friendship with Aiden was strong and you realise if it was not for her his would slip into long bouts of depression. However, what was stronger was his love for Penn, the was passion and Gray took a big risk with sharing his secret with him.
What I love about this author is that she makes a story with only a few characters. This enables the reader to really get to know the characters. It is not till near the end that you know the full extinct of Gray’s work and I would love to know where the author gets her ideas from, as even with my weird mind I would never have guessed what his work entailed. As for the ending, I did not expect what was coming and whilst I was in shock, I could understand the reasons behind Gray’s decision.
This is true Yolanda, dark and gripping. A story about love in its rawest form. One of the best I have read
Okay. Gray is an unconventional artist. His creations will freaking astound you. There is much dark, twistyness but if you are a Yolanda Olson veteran this will come as no surprise to you and you know you are in for another happy visit in Whattheheckville . If you are new to her then come in, sit down, shuck off your shoes and get comfy (as comfy as you can anyway) as you delve into the brilliant, dark genius of Yolanda Olson’s mind. I really cannot say much more about Death Blooms because I don’t want to spoil it for you. Just read it. It’s a work of art.
Effing crazy but bloody brilliant!
What in the actual hell?!?
How do I review this because I am absolutely stunned?
After ten minutes of staring open mouthed at ny kindle I am still as shocked as I was when I read the last page.
Gray is a character that drags you right into his strange story with both caring and creative hands. I loved the way his character developed and we slowly got to unravel his persona see what lies beneath and the darkness under his skin.
The characters are wonderfully well-developed and there was an unusually twisted yet romantic undertone to the dark and crazy tale.
I was fully immersed in the story that Yolanda has created and there was an excellent balance of visual and sensory description.
Call me twisted, call me insane but I found myself wanting more.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 21, 2018