Thursday, September 25, 2014

Requiem for the Fallen by Tabitha Vohn

Title:    Requiem for the Fallen
Author:  Tabitha Vohn
Published:  June 13/13 by CreateSpace
Length:  178pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“No one, she thought, had ever understood the nature of love…how love went beyond flutters in the heart, pining and yearning, or even beyond hatred and loathing.

Love runs blood deep; permanent, inescapable.”

Tabitha never believed that the hardcore rock artist who had dominated her fantasies and haunted her dreams would actually feel the same, powerful connection to her. Driven to him by an irreconcilable force that she couldn’t conquer, Tabitha finds herself in the embrace of a man who is both her soul mate and her spiritual opposite. Together, they bind each other’s hearts, recklessly ignoring the fatal imperfections of their relationship in a desperate attempt to fulfill their soul’s desire. When their frustrations towards sex, commitment, and monogamy mount to a tempestuous climax and threaten to destroy their union, both must make a decision about the extent to which they are willing to sacrifice in devotion to the other. Requiem for the Fallen is an experiment in the boundaries of love. It is a tale of choices, redemption, and the childlike hope that believes in a power that can change even the most damaged of hearts.

*Recommended for Adults and Mature Teens, as it contains some language and scenes of sensuality.

My Review:

This is such a multifaceted story that I don’t know where to begin. This novel has a definite poetic feel to it. There is also an underlying intensity that draws you closer and closer to the main character. Vohn has written a story that can be read in 2 different ways. The first, as an enjoyable read about a rather imperfect relationship. The second is a much deeper commentary on growing into yourself. In both ways this was a remarkably intense novel that will leave you with a sense of inspiration.

This is definitely a character driven novel. The thoughts and feelings of the characters are what drives this story forward. It is quite remarkable in that manner. I feel that I know the characters intimately, yet at the same time they are still a mystery to me. That paradox keeps you coming back for more and leaves you quite intrigued.

As a whole this was a very enjoyable read. It`s a one of a kind story that will keep you thinking.

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