Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Review: Crossroads: Decision

Crossroads: Decision
by  B.C. Ray
Date Read:  1/7/15
Rating: ★ ★ ★
 ★ ★

I have to admit that I am biased…my husband wrote this story. I’m still writing an honest review, but you have the right to know my relation to the author.

I would give this 4.5 stars simply for the fact that it didn't delve in to the world of vampires as much as I would have liked for a vampire book.

I have been a fan of vampires for a long time. I remember in middle school reading a vampire book (to this day I can’t remember the name of it), and really enjoying it. And then the Twilight fandom happened, and I got sucked in. Not necessarily for the sparkly vampires, but for Edward’s character. Ever since then, just about anything Vampire will suck me in. The Vampire Diaries television show is one of my favorites on TV.

With that background, you can understand why I was so happy when my husband said he was going to write a short story about vampires. His story is more adult than those YA books that are so popular right now, and if you’re easily offended by language, you may not want to read this. But if you enjoy vampires and want a more realistic approach, I highly recommend it.

This story also reminded me of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. At the very beginning I was a little confused as to what was going on, but quickly caught on that he’s a little depressed and crazy – he’s not happy with his life and you are shown that from the very beginning. Until he meets Layla. Then a whole new layer of crazy happens.

I wish that this story was actually longer. I would have liked to see more of Layla actually. She seemed pretty interesting but you don’t really get to know her until the end of the story. 

I was disappointed when the book ended. It left you wanting more. It didn't have much wrap up, but at the same time, it’s only a 23 page book…so how much wrap up can you expect?

I hope to get more from this universe…and I actually hope to get more from Hector and Layla.


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