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The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride Paperback – January 21, 2017
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About the Author
By design, Lisa Vasquez creates horror with vivid, dark, and twisted words and images that not only drags the reader in between the pages, but onto the covers that house them, as well. When she releases her grasp, readers are left alone to sort through the aftermath those images leave behind; each one becoming a seed that roots itself within the soft confines of their psyche. She takes this passion for writing horror and uses it to mentor other authors and volunteers as the Publisher's Liaison for the Horror Writers Association. In January 2016, Lisa took her commitment to the next level and opened an independent publishing house, Stitched Smile Publications. Her work can be found in several anthologies, and her upcoming, full-length novels will be released in 2016. For more information and updates on Lisa's work, you can find her at: www.unsaintly.com or on Facebook (facebook.com/unsaintlyhalo), Twitter (@unsaintly), Instagram (unsaintly)
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I think the highlight of this book, for me, is a well-crafted villain. Angus Wulfe was a man who made my skin crawl from the very beginning. I loved to hate the guy!
The story was fast-paced, with awesome dialogue and beautiful scenery; the author is very artistic, with her characters, scenery, and dialogue. It dropped me right into the era of the Black Plague, and I was instantly connected with the characters and their world.
If I had one concern it would be tightening up the editing a touch, but it was certainly not enough to detract from the story. I loved this, and will be watching for more from Ms. Vasquez.
I've read many horror genre novels, and this one had me swiping pages on my Kindle app. With tangential storylines, the plot grips you from start to finish in an immersed world of evil.
Will be following this author for new releases.
I will state for the record that I find the official synopsis to be an oversimplification of the book. For example, people say there is a fine line between love and obsession and this book not only plays on that line, it plays with that line. I feel that more accurately describes how the main story line plays out. Additionally, the characters within the book are so well fleshed out that one can feel and almost empathize with the madness, the emotions, and the thought processes presented throughout the story. The Unfleshed has many twists and microplots and I found it as a whole to be delightfully more complex as it progressed than I anticipated based on the synopsis. This is definitely a story that builds.
I also have to say that I found the book to be more horrific than scary, and I mean that in a most complimentary way. While the graphic nature of some of it is shocking, it is shocking in a horrific way because it is graphic and well done. The well-presented characters and unexpected follow through of the story keep it from being shock-effect scary, so don’t look for that.
The most horrific part of the story for me was the completely unexpected ending. Full marks to Lisa Vasquez for that ending. It is one of those endings that causes one to exclaim out loud and hope no one heard. To be crude, I fornicating love that ending!
The only drawback to the story for me was the unclear setting in time, and I deliberated reducing this to 4 stars because of it. The story was explicitly set in the plague years of the 1300s, but the descriptions and overall tone mix in things from the outbreak a couple of centuries later. If you don’t know, then you wouldn’t know and much of it does make for easier flow and reading. I decided finally that this was obviously alternate history and my brain resolved the issue on that premise. So, if you have entirely too much historical information in your head, read this as alternate history and enjoy! If you do not know the difference, well then just read it and enjoy!
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