Donja Bellanger, suffering after the death of her father, finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband. Forced not only to move to a strange city, but to share a room with her glamorous, new stepsister, Makayla Hampton, her life spirals out of control.
Makayla lures her from goth to glam, straight into an exclusive club, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini and he’s too damn handsome to be real.
Torin, who has concealed his identity as a powerful ancient sprit for eight hundred years, sets his eyes on Donja; there’s something about her blood, something he can’t walk away from. He’s not alone. A deadly predator has picked up her scent.
Stalked, she reaches out to Torin, but the lure of her blood has him on edge. As Torin battles his heart desires and feelings he thought buried and gone, one thing is clear: they have as much, if not more to fear of each other than the predator who would have her life.
Is love enough? Can she accept him for what he is and better yet, can he control his hungry, hungry eyes?
Chasing the Red Queen for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Chasing the Red Queen was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before.
Chasing the Red Queen is a breathtaking novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Donja Bellanger. Donja’s life has recently been turned upside down thanks to the passing of her father and her mothers re-marriage. When Donja’s mom remarries, Donja is forced to move to a new city and share a room with her stepsister, Makayla Hampton. Makayla is the opposite of Donja; after all, Donja is more of a goth whereas Makayla is glamorous; however Makayla soon transforms Donja and takes her to an exclusive club. It is in this club that Donja meets the mysterious Torin Mancini and well, let’s just say that they are both very attracted to each other and Torin can’t resist Donja. However, he is not the only one as soon a predator hunts Donja and Torin must keep her safe. What follows next is shocking, thrilling and captivating and should not be missed book lovers!
The premise of Chasing the Red Queen is exceptional, original and unlike anything, I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Karen Glista wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Chasing the Red Queen a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Glista really has accomplished the near impossible, Glista has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie!
Karen Glista is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Glista instead of writing long, drawn-out buildups which is commonly found in novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Chasing the Red Queen, the reader will not encounter this issue because Glista instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Karen Glista is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Glista’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist of the novel.
Overall Chasing the Red Queen is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves supernatural romance novels then I implore you to read Chasing the Red Queen; it is a fast-paced novel that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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