I keep having these dreams. At first, I figured it was stress, being that it’s my last semester in college, but they just keep happening. The places I find myself…the things I see are just horrific. I see all these people, many of which are crying out, screaming in agony. The others that I see are dead, displayed or lying in gruesome and grotesque ways that make my stomach turn. There is this overwhelming sense of despair that just weighs down on me. The hopelessness that I feel from these tortured people is thick in the air and clings to my body.
In every dream, I see this…figure. I’m drawn to it by some unknown desire, but regardless of how close I try and get, I can’t make out what it looks like. It’s wrapped in shadows, hidden from the light. And each time I see it, my mind screams to run, but despite my best efforts, I can’t. I stand there frozen with fear, surrounded by all this anguish, torture, and death, but this figure’s voice cuts through all the misery. Its voice is clear and surprisingly soothing as it says to me, “I will become of your world.” With each dream, I feel this figure pull me closer. It needs me for something, but what? Why does it keep showing me these things?
The Condemned is an exceptional book written by Jesse Rosenbaum that thrilled and captivated me from the start! The Condemned was incredible to me from the beginning thanks to the premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Jesse Rosenbaum who from the get-go hooked me with his fantastic story that stands out amongst its genre! It is rare to find a novel that combines the themes this book does, and that is refreshing to me, and it is even more challenging to discover a story that does not rely on cliches! And so that is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers; however, if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more!
The Condemned is an exceptional novel that will take its readers on a stellar journey from start to finish. The Condemned will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Michael, a college student whose life changes forever when he starts to have vivid, violent and gruesome dreams. Dreams that feel so real and haunt him, especially a cloaked figure he sees. Michael thinks it’s to do with the stress of studying for his bachelor’s degree but is it more? The reader will follow Michael as he unravels these dreams and what follows is a shocking and incredible tale that shouldn’t be missed!
The premise of The Condemned is exceptional, original, and beyond captivating! I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Jesse Rosenbaum wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Condemned a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.
Jesse Rosenbaum is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Rosenbaum decides to thrust his 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 The Condemned, the reader will not encounter this issue because Jesse Rosenbaum instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey!
To conclude my thoughts on the wonderful book The Condemned, I would say The Condemned is a wonderful, compelling, and thrilling horror 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! So be sure to have a read of the preview below and check out this novel as it is great and should not be missed!
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