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Castigate My Sins by Elicia Clegg

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It has been said perception is reality, and yet, what if the reality in question was twisted and corrupted to a disheartening degree of depravity? Would the corruption have the power to shift the human consciousness and control the very nature of what is and is not?

In Elicia Clegg's newest novel five teenagers: Michael, Suzy, Christopher, Beth, and Leigh will have to answer that very question. Their souls will be thrown into a pit of malevolent despair where they will come face to face with their archetypal selves. their characters will be tested, they will be deceived, given half-truths, and face punishment for crimes they did not commit. Will any surrender to the ever growing lies, or will they escape the void of light and breathe life once again?

Goodreads Summary

This novel will take the reader into the ups and downs of five teenagers...very extreme ups and downs.  The author describes the scenes with intricate detail, she holds nothing back.  The reader will find that the book's scenes are easy to picture, sometimes in gruesome detail.  Much of the book depends on the readers' perception of right and wrong, truths and lies, etc...  The reader will feel as if he/she really knows these characters by the time he/she puts this book down.  It is hard not to root for the characters while wanting to shake them when they are doing something obviously (perhaps to the reader) wrong. 

The ending is a tad surprising...this book is not an obvious read-there are numerous questions to be answered, especially moral ones.  The author writes in a very "dark" manner, but that type of writing style fits the novel perfectly.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. M.A.D. said...:

    I love these types of parapsychological storylines - and this one sounds so good, am adding it to my TBR list :D