Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Red Death by Jeff Altabef

I received this book free for my honest review


What happens when everything you believed turns out to be a lie?

Every child of Eden fears the Red Death. All those afflicted with the plague die young, their souls stripped away as punishment for ancient sins long forgotten. For centuries, Guardians have protected Eden from the Red Death by killing outsiders who stray too close.

Seventeen-year-old Aaliss is a highly-trained Guardian, but when her rather odd thirteen-year-old brother, Wilky, discovers a cure to the plague, her world turns upside down. Branded as traitors by the corrupt High Priest, Aaliss and Wilky are forced to seek refuge in the last place Aaliss thought she'd ever go—beyond the boundaries of Eden and into the land of the Soulless. Here they must navigate a medieval world filled with witches, magic, and warrior kingdoms run by Elders only a few years older than her.

Aaliss yearns to return home, but when her heart tugs her deeper into the world of the Soulless, she questions everything she once believed. Has her soul been taken? Will she and Wilky fall victim to the Red Death, or might they die sooner in the center of a battle that threatens to tear apart the Soulless world? Or... might Aaliss finally find, against all odds, what her heart has yearned for all along?


There is just something about this book that captured me, and I wanted more. When reading the summary it was, it sounds alright I’ll give it a shot since it was a free book for my review.  After reading the first page I was so intrigued that I couldn’t stop. As someone who writes and dreams of being published, I’ve written many stories that switch characters. To me, this was with pure perfection.  I’m one that hates errors in my books, and I didn’t come across any, so that tells me that the writer and the editor really cared about the quality of book they put out. Each character is very believable. Jeff did a superb job at capturing the emotions along with painting a picture in my mind.


Would I recommend this book to others? YES

Would I read other books by this Author? YES

Is this book a Novel or novella?  Novel

Is this book priced correctly?  The ebook is priced fare, but hard cover and paperback are a little over priced if you’re a Bergen book reader.