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 unrecognizable 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 isdeath.Butform.Paris ...more
When Rose awakens in a greenhouse with no memory of how she got there, she’s horrified to discover that her body has transformed. Her memories are a jumble, and she encounters a strange man named Paris who claims to be the love of her life. She doesn’t remember him at all. He says that he saved her life using magic he found in an ancient tome, and that her bodily transformation is an unfortunate side effect. But there's a sinister side to Paris that scares her and makes her question everything he's told ...more
I looked into my email one day and an author was asking if I’d be interested in reading a new book? Intrigued I said yes and I’m glad I did! Rose is a wholly original story that has about everything horror and fantasy involved that it will satisfy every reader.
Rose wakes up in an unfamiliar home with her memory erased all of the past two years.. she’s in a panic because something is happening to her...
A fast paced, quick read, the story grabbed me from the curious beginning and held on to the last page. I find a lot of plots are either too predictable or the logic collapses.
Ungar has managed to balance th ...more
If you like horror and thrillers, this is sure-fire winner for you. Highly recommended!
It has been a very long time since I've read a great horror novel. Rami Ungar's Rose (2019) is actually the first horror novel I've read this year while being content with reading other forms of content related to the genre (such as short stories, novellas, etc.). And I wasn't disappointed with my choice.
To start with, they used to say that a book cannot be judged by its cover, but nowa ...more
Don’t let the beautiful, delicate cover fool you – this is out-and-out horror!
It’s hardly worth bothering with trigger warnings, as you can pretty much assume “all of them” covers it. For a short sample, we have – rape and molestation, violence against animals, violence against women (sexual, physical, c ...more
As the story progresses we are given the necessary clues to find the answers as well as our way out of the darkness... maybe?
I'm trying not to give any spoilers. The number of twists and "NO WAY" that it drags the reader through is abundant.
Rose awakens but her memories of how she got where she is are a bit jumbled, to say the least. Paris assure ...more
Don’t let that fantastically beautiful cover fool you. This is a horror novel. Of the terrifying variety.
You see, Rose wakes up in a greenhouse. As a flower. A giant human flower. And the man who turned her into one to save her life is, of course, not who he claims to be.
Most horror novels are very tropey and predictable. Not. This. One. Holy plot twist. Now, I’ll admit, Paris doesn’t seem right from the start. That part is predictab ...more
It takes a skilled author to make a single setting interesting and terrifying, and Ungar does it successfully here, with most of the novel set in Paris’ apartment, as Rose ...more
Paris comforts her, tells her he saved her from dying….he’s her boyfriend after all…..isn’t he?
Will Rose save her sister? Will she ever be normal again?
This is a tale of dark, forest magic…..with some really dark moments. It also highlights abusive controll ...more
I enjoyed Rose. The antagonist was suitably vile, but had enough humanity that I felt sorry for him at times. Rose was a pleasant protagonist, although I didn’t get a strong feeling for her character. I loved the magic and I wish there had been more of it.
I was expecting a body horror novel with lots of details on a human transforming into a rose bush. I didn’t get that in this book, ...more
Loved the Japanese and mythology references, I think they perfectly matched the magical side of the story.
The only thing I would have preferred to be different is the ending. The plot twist and its consequences could have been more detailed, but overall it was a good read.
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