Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Laszlo - Regina Bethory

Rating : 3/5
Read On June 18th,2017

Edition Details:
Format: E-book
Publisher: Sun wolf publishing
Page Count:  115
ASIN:B0182VX8YI
Date of Purchase:  23rd August,2016

First Sentence:
This isn't right.

Three friends: Noelle, Kim and Ben are out on a road trip to Kim's father's place. Noelle and Ben have some special surprise planned for Kim's birthday. But they seem to have lost their way.

It's the middle of night and Noelle's driving when she seems to lose control of the car. She thinks she has seen some kind of creature.

Soon the trio find themselves crashed into a ravine surrounded by snow. But it's going to be the least of their worries in comparision to what they'll face in this night.

What had Noelle seen? Will they survive the crash?





Laszlo is the first novella of The Chronicles of Noelle series by Regina Bethory. I think this is the only one that has come out.

I loved the character of Noelle. She's a strong women who's going through a bad phase of her life. Her boyfriend,Peter,  has left her for a guy. And she has to take a road trip with the guy for whom his boyfriend had left her. I could feel for her. I have always loved strong women characters and so i was into the book from the start. I wanted to know how it would end for Noelle and her friends.

The thing that irked me a little was Ben's character. Initially, when i was reading his responses i felt why he was acting in such a way and then it's revealed that he's homosexual. And i was like hmm.. that's why he was acting like that. I think this stereotypical portrayal could have been avoided. But it does serve some purpose as it accentuates the levelheadedness of Noelle as she's the one who has to keep Ben calm all the time.

In the later part of a book there comes a time when Noelle gets blessed by a priest but  that thing didn't had much affect on her.I don't know why the character did that as it didn't help Noelle much.

I liked the book. It was an entertaining read and a nice take on a subject about which much has already been written. I liked the way the equation between Noelle and Ben changes over the course of time. If i would have been in Noelle's place then i don't know how i would have reacted.

I liked how life turned out for Noelle and would love to read more adventures of her. And  i hope we get to see a story featuring Dalca's adventures. His character was intriguing.

If you are looking for a short entertaining weekend read with elements of horror then you should definitely check this one out. I don't think you'd be disappointed.

Some quotes from the book:

This is how life works. You don't always get all the information. Sometimes you get it at a much later date.

You should be grateful that you got any answers at all because most people go through life wondering about things that they never find the answer to.

You can get the book from the following links:
kindle
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