Book Review: Consumed by Love June 17, 2011Posted by Jaidis in 3 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Hazel O'Shea Reviews.
Get your copy of Consumed by Love on Kindle!!
Consumed by Love is the story of a couple who must face one partner’s supernatural transformation. This short piece is written in the style of a classic horror story with a dark take on the addictive nature of love.
Consumed by Love by Pavarti Devi is a wickedly twisted short story filled with perverse love and sadistic carnal desires. What’s happening to Hugo isn’t natural, yet his lust for flesh, for blood, seeps from his very core. He has always known this change would take place and with the passing of his father, an Abenaki chief, he expected it. Though he wasn’t quite prepared for what was stirring inside of him and the hunger it brought forth.
As the days passed after Hugo’s father’s death, Bree watched her husband fading away. He didn’t sleep, didn’t eat, and barely said a word. As hard as Bree tried, Hugo was spiraling down into a black hole she couldn’t help him out of. That is, until she gave him what he so desperately wanted…her flesh and her blood. How far will Bree go in order to keep her true love satisfied? A nibble here and a chunk of meat there, won’t be enough to keep the beast satiated.
Pavarti Devi was very creative in writing this aberrant and unique tale. I enjoyed the premise of the story, but felt it was a bit hurried. I realize it’s a short story but it moved along rather quickly, sometimes bouncing from one situation on to the next without any connection or segue. I also had a problem with the dialog at times. As it was hard to distinguish who was speaking, simply because of the placement and structure of the lines being exchanged between characters.
I do recommend giving this a read, for it’s very different and entertaining! There are sexual situations and violent themes not suited for younger readers.