Book Review: Give Me

Before I get into my next review of books that I’ve really enjoyed from the Love Potion No. 11 collection (insert link), I have to at least dance and squeal over at least one of my television shows doing something for me since they returned.

It’s not even so much a spoiler, and I’ll keep it brief.

Carol.

And if you read my other the Walking Dead posts, I may have gotten one of the things I’ve been personally hoping for last night.

So, back to the Love Potion books, I’ve made it through about half of the collection, and so far, there’s one other one that I’ve read that really just stood out to me, Give Me by L.K. Rigel.

The author in this book blends a fantastical take on a town in the UK with reality, weaving both a historically rooted romance amongst the paranormal. The integration of the magical elements, and tweaking of the actual history, is done with a deft hand that allows the reader to find it believable despite the liberties being taken. Additionally, the characters are exceptionally vivid as they move through the tale, and LK Rigel gives us a beautiful romance between multiple couples that is both evocative and demure at the same time.

If I had but one complaint, it would be that I almost wish that the reasoning for Lilith to visit the land of Dumnos had been handled a bit differently. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say that I felt the trope behind the motive to not resonate as well for me. It worked within the confines of the story, yes, but it also felt cheap and laughably silly as it was happening. It did work to establish that I wanted better for Lilith, to say the least. It in no way deterred my enjoyment of the book, and I look forward to adding the subsequent books in the series to my collection.