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!Free Book ♠ Black Ambrosia ⚐ Angelina is a killer You d never know it to look at her until you look into her eyesAngelina doesn t kill out of hatred or fear she kills out of love, bringing solace to her victims, guided by the seductive Voice that speaks only to herAngelina offers you eternal peace at the cost of your soul BLACK AMBROSIA, by Elizabeth Engstrom, started out as a creepy, psychological story A young woman develops her own version of love , to help along those that she feels deserving At first, I loved the interludes throughout the novel written as interviews from people who knew Angelina Those gave a great contrast to the way that Angelina saw things, herself.After a while, however, the interludes became focusedon one person, and it was this that made the novel go into another direction, BLACK AMBROSIA, by Elizabeth Engstrom, started out as a creepy, psychological story A young woman develops her own version of love , to help along those that she feels deserving At first, I loved the interludes throughout the novel written as interviews from people who knew Angelina Those gave a great contrast to the way that Angelina saw things, herself.After a while, however, the interludes became focusedon one person, and it was this that made the novel go into another direction, in my opinion Still a good read, but would have been better for me if the focus hadn t remained on one acquaintance BLACK AMBROSIA is exactly what I hoped it would be, plus some Here s the synopsis Angelina is a killer You d never know it to look at her until you look into her eyes Angelina doesn t kill out of hatred or fear she kills out of love, bringing solace to her victims, guided by the seductive Voice that speaks only to her Angelina offers you eternal peace at the cost of your soul Quiet horror isto my liking these days, and this book fits the bill Don t get me wrong, violent and gory BLACK AMBROSIA is exactly what I hoped it would be, plus some Here s the synopsis Angelina is a killer You d never know it to look at her until you look into her eyes Angelina doesn t kill out of hatred or fear she kills out of love, bringing solace to her victims, guided by the seductive Voice that speaks only to her Angelina offers you eternal peace at the cost of your soul Quiet horror isto my liking these days, and this book fits the bill Don t get me wrong, violent and gory scenes appear throughout this book, but most of the picture comes from the reader s imagination rather than with blow by blow descriptions This review has to be rather general to avoid spoilers, but here I am going to wander into spoiler territory for just a moment I m a huge fan of a book called SOME OF YOUR BLOOD by Theodore Sturgeon In a lot of ways this book reminded me of that one view spoiler Specifically how the reader is left wondering if this is, indeed, a case of a vampire or is it a case of mental illness, instead hide spoiler This book is horrific, no matter how you would answer that question Perhaps a little slow to get going, but once Angelina leaves home things start to pick up The whole time leaving you wondering, is she or isn t she I prefer to think she is, but you ll have to read this to find out Highly recommended Get your copy here Thanks to Valancourt Books for the e copy of BLACK AMBROSIA in exchange for my honest feedback This is it Do you knowWhere you re going to Do you like the thingsThat life is showing youWhere are you going to Do you know Now looking back at all we ve hadWe let so many dreams just slip through our handsWhy must we wait so long, before we see How sad the answers to those questions can beDo you getWhat you re hoping for When you look behind youThere s no open doorsWhat are you hoping for Do you know Fade Out thoughts on the book, with spoilers, copied updated from the comment thread in the excellenDo you knowWhere you re going to Do you like the thingsThat life is showing youWhere are you going to Do you know Now looking back at all we ve hadWe let so many dreams just slip through our handsWhy must we wait so long, before we see How sad the answers to those questions can beDo you getWhat you re hoping for When you look behind youThere s no open doorsWhat are you hoping for Do you know Fade Out thoughts on the book, with spoilers, copied updated from the comment thread in the excellent group Literary Horror view spoiler I finished over one weekend and enjoyed it all the way through I didn t like it as much as I did the novellas in When Darkness Loves Us, but overall I was still impressed by Engstrom s skills and the story prose worked for me I like how the novel carefully showed Angelina to be an unreliable narrator e.g her descriptions of how she left her job and how her ski town apt looked vs how others saw her apt and described her firing I did think love interest foil Boyd ended up being disappointing so much build up and for very little except for that gotcha moment in the very end, with his new life path And I would have liked to have seentracking or maybe internal rumination by the protagonist on how she went from being an at least superficially empathetic sociopath one who felt she was giving something wonderful to her victims to an outright psychopath who could care less about her victims, literally tossing their used bodies on top of their parents bodies.What I liked in particular was the ambiguity about any supernatural element Certainly Angelina had psychic powers of some sort, but the realization that this voice She was no dark goddess but rather the manifestation of a buried personality was an interesting surprise hide spoiler 3.5 starsAn unusual vampire tale that pushes the boundaries of this theme. A different kind of vampire novel which substitutes outright blood and gore for implied and subtle horror leaving the acts of violence to the readers imagination and ultimately making the bookscarier The gentle slant towards horror at the beginning of the book holds the remainder in good stead as Angelina, the unassuming vampire slowly builds and comes to accept her lust for blood The transformation from a helpless child to hardened killer is executed perfectly with the end result nothi A different kind of vampire novel which substitutes outright blood and gore for implied and subtle horror leaving the acts of violence to the readers imagination and ultimately making the bookscarier The gentle slant towards horror at the beginning of the book holds the remainder in good stead as Angelina, the unassuming vampire slowly builds and comes to accept her lust for blood The transformation from a helpless child to hardened killer is executed perfectly with the end result nothing short of breathtaking.One of theenjoyable aspects to Black Ambrosia is the fact that this is a lone wolf vampire story Angelina doesn t have like minded nightmarish ghouls to hang out with so the book and story is all about her her struggle, her travels, her desire for a sense of place Despite starting off in young adult territory, there are some seriously dark moments in this book which fans of horror and darker fiction in general will enjoy My rating 4 5 stars This is a unique vampire story that manages to combine the ethereal and sensual notion of a vampire with the cold and violent one Angelina is a fascinating character and we follow her on her travels as she claims her victims, and also falls victim herself to certain people and situations.The story is told in the first person from Angelina s perspective Each chapter ends with an excerpt from another character as though they are being interviewed This works really well to give other perspective This is a unique vampire story that manages to combine the ethereal and sensual notion of a vampire with the cold and violent one Angelina is a fascinating character and we follow her on her travels as she claims her victims, and also falls victim herself to certain people and situations.The story is told in the first person from Angelina s perspective Each chapter ends with an excerpt from another character as though they are being interviewed This works really well to give other perspectives as the story goes on and also to give hints to the fact that our narrator might not be totally reliable The story escalates as Angelina s condition develops and I loved the ending.There is some violent and sexual content, some of which involves children Angelina Watson leaves home at the age of fifteen, following the death of her mother Once on the road she begins to exhibit vampirish behavior She sleeps all day She drinks blood, though she believes she is bestowing on her victims a gift out of love She begins to hear a voice that urges her on What makes all of this interesting is the ambiguity She was never bitten There was nothing that turned her She can t change into anything and she is not fussed by religious icons And while she Angelina Watson leaves home at the age of fifteen, following the death of her mother Once on the road she begins to exhibit vampirish behavior She sleeps all day She drinks blood, though she believes she is bestowing on her victims a gift out of love She begins to hear a voice that urges her on What makes all of this interesting is the ambiguity She was never bitten There was nothing that turned her She can t change into anything and she is not fussed by religious icons And while she seems to develop special powers later on, we must remember that we are reading the first person narration of a young woman who is possibly mentally ill Even the book s final lines don t offer certainty Can madness be contagious Perhaps I suppose, in the end, it is up to the reader to decide I am so glad Valancourt is saving these gems from obscurity I read this with some friends and i think we all liked it Elizabeth Engstrom s writing is fantastic I liked this one as well as When Darkness Loves Us This story is about Angelina It is dream like and uncertain You learn pretty early on that Angelina is an unreliable narrator So it s hard to tell what s real, what s really going on or has happened I liked that about this book.I liked the ending a lot, too I wold love to read m I am so glad Valancourt is saving these gems from obscurity I read this with some friends and i think we all liked it Elizabeth Engstrom s writing is fantastic I liked this one as well as When Darkness Loves Us This story is about Angelina It is dream like and uncertain You learn pretty early on that Angelina is an unreliable narrator So it s hard to tell what s real, what s really going on or has happened I liked that about this book.I liked the ending a lot, too I wold love to readfrom this author I loved this so much Review to come.