A Good Old Fashioned Tale
The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss is a historical gothic fantasy. A new release, Sandy Hiss employs all the traditional elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction – a dark brooding atmosphere, figures that draw the reader in as we question – what is real? What is imagined? Who can be trusted?
The Rosegiver also has a fairytale feel to it, very reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood, Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White all rolled into one.
The leading lady is well drawn, likable in her innocence whilst learning to perfect her gift.
Loss permeates the novel. A loss that is deeply felt – “drowning in tears won’t bring him back.”
The Rosegiver was not my usual genre but I really enjoyed it. It was entertaining and had me hooked, trying to predict the outcome.
A good old fashioned gothic tale to be read with the lights on – and not before bedtime!
I received this book for free from The Book Gobbler. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.