Lakesedge

Growing up, I watched murder mysteries because that’s what was on television in my home. Opening Lakesedge was like a homecoming. Before I go any further, this isn’t murder and mayhem; it’s a different kind of darkness. Think of a warm hug inviting you inside with intrigue and wonder, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

I wasn’t afraid of the dark in the way that other kids were. I was afraid of spirits and ghosts, but not about going outside a ten years old and walking clear across town to hang out with friends. I remember walking the streets, playing outside in the dark, and doing whatever we wanted. We were young, living in the inner city, and didn’t have a care in the world.

My grandmother would leave me $5.00 before she left to work for the night, and I would walk to McDonald’s and get my dinner. I played in the playroom until it was dark, then went home and spent the evening alone playing video games or watching murder mysteries. Sometimes, I would get scared, but most of the time, I was more scared when I was with friends than when I was alone.

It’s weird, but people have scared me more than silence, and the thought of spirits and the supernatural has always been the thing that would make my skin crawl. Give me a murder movie and yawn, but give me an exorcist type of movie, and I’m sleeping with the lights on for weeks.

To each their own, I say.

Reading Lakesedge was a different type of dark, it was neither, it wasn’t murdery and it wasn’t exorcist. For some odd reason that I can’t explain, this book invites you in with a dark hug that doesn’t make you feel like you’re doing anything wrong inviting the dark in.

After you read this book, you want to go out, buy every outfit in black, wear a cloak, and become Gothic or something. (not that I’m going to do that, but it’s the best way I can explain, and I’m a writer, LMAO)

Either way, it’s a delicious, delectably dark, and a beautiful book. It’s a must-read, and I’m checking out all her books now because she’s got “IT.”

Check out my review below or other reviews on Goodreads or here for more commentary.

Lakesedge (World at the Lake’s Edge, #1) by Lyndall Clipstone 

Have you ever seen the forbidden guy and thought, What if? Have you thought of what you shouldn’t do and wondered how bad it would be if you dabbled? This book makes you want to do all of them. The beginning makes you weep for the children and want to save them; then, you are taken down a dark road you don’t want to turn back.

You can feel the darkness from the beginning, but it’s a warm hug, a place you feel welcomed. The cloak of night in autumn around campfires, but not ordinary campfires, those shrouded in the forest. It’s as if you look through trees, wondering what people are doing, stumble upon them, and find out, but it unnerves you, but it’s not enough to run away.

It is so delectably dark that you can’t put this book down, and it leaves you breathing heavily, aching for more, and wondering when you became a person who enjoys the night more than the day.

The characters were so rich, well-rounded, and enriching. The world was enticing, enchanting, and welcoming. The storyline was so honest that it made you want to go into a forest and find them, not only to watch but maybe to join to see if you could find your perfect monster.

Well played; I’ll read more from this author.

Until next time, my friends

CJ

CJ Ives Lopez Book Review of Lakes Edge

Growing up, I watched murder mysteries because that’s what was on television in my home. Opening Lakesedge was like a homecoming. Before I go any further, this isn’t murder and mayhem; it’s a different kind of darkness. Think of a warm hug inviting you inside with intrigue and wonder, but we’ll get to that in […]

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