Sunday, 2 April 2017

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Presenting As I Descended by Robin Talley.

Here is the summary of the book:

“Something wicked this way comes.”

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.


REVIEW ==

Macbeth... in modern era. Robin Talley's As I Descended is definitely a silent creeper. Just like the play, there is horror,  there is paranormal and the atmosphere is just as morose and creepy enough to give us the heebie-jeebies. 

And characters Lily, Maria, Deliah brought Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Duncan to life in a different but appreciative form. 

Of course it wasn't a true copy but Talley appreciatively plays around with the plot and it's LGBT characters to give her story the much needed extra kick to distinguish itself from its source. Really  if you know Macbeth..... You are set for an adventure down the rabbit hole of despair and deliciously devious scheming and playing about with forces our characters barely understand.

At the end of it. It's keeps us hooked and after the conclusion, satisfied enough to make us say "WOW".

"Atmospheric horror, dark magic and a slow spiral into ruin. A fitting re-telling of Macbeth"


Genre :     Young Adult, Shakespearean Re-telling, Paranormal

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: 6th September, 2016

My Copy: publisher & edelweiss

Rate:             4/5 (Really Liked it)

Buy:         Amazon | Book Depository 

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