It’s Day Five of the Rose book tour and I’m so excited to be a part of it. Welcome to the world of Rami Ungar’s brilliant novel ‘Rose’!
Published: 2019, by Castrum Press.
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Contains: Violence, Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Manipulation, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide
I received a copy of this book from Blackthorn Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Rose Taggert awakens in a greenhouse with no clear memory of the past two years and, to her horror, finds her body transformed into an unrecognisable form. Paris Kuyper has convinced Rose that they are lovers and as Paris could not bear for her to die, he has used an ancient and dark magic to save her from certain death. But the dark magic Paris has used comes at a price. A price which a terrible demon is determined to extract from Rose. As Rose struggles to understand what is happening to her, she must navigate Paris’s lies and secrets; secrets that Paris will do anything to protect.
‘Rose’ is the first book I’ve read by Rami Ungar, and it was definitely one I’ll never forget. Rami Ungar’s writing talent brings a addictive level of suspense to the novel, leaving the reader wanting more. From the first sentence you’re gripped, with the effective level of intrigue to keep you invested. Ungar has a talent for mystery, continuously leading us into the unknown with cliff-hangers and enticing language. You’re right beside characters with the level of detail, delving further into the story with lengthy descriptions and well-written dialogue. Although, at times, there could have been a faster summary of events, the action and pace was overall effective.
Rose as a character was incredibly interesting. You sympathised for her, ached alongside her and found she had incredible depth to her. As a main character, you understood her desires and reasons for them, not once being confused by her actions. She was realistic and beautiful.
Overall, I deeply enjoyed ‘Rose’ and recommend it for all horror fans desperation for a high-stake read.
Meet the Author:
Rami Ungar knew he wanted to be a writer from the age of five, when he first became exposed to the world of Harry Potter and wanted to create imaginative worlds like Harry’s. As a tween, he fell in love with the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King and, as he was getting too old to sneak up on people and shout “Boo!’ (not that that ever stopped him), he decided to merge his two loves and become a horror writer.
Today, Rami lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He’s self-published three novels and one collection of short stories, and his stories have appeared in other publications here and there. Rose, his first novel with Castrum Press, will be released June 21st, 2019.
When he’s not writing your nightmares or coming up with those, he’s enjoying anything from the latest horror novel or movie to anime and manga to ballet, collecting anything that catches his fancy, and giving you the impression he may not be entirely human.