anAbout Much of Madness
Seraphina Pearce doesn’t know what’s more frustrating: her magic’s affinity for death, her best friend’s transformation into an albino Sin Eater, or that simply touching a guy she loves means someone’s headed to the morgue.
After a sin-eating job goes awry, she casts a risky spell and butts heads with a handsome stranger in order to win an infamous grimoire.
Marceau L’Argent is the last person she should confide in because the occult cat burglar has a mysterious past, and he’s made it no secret he also wants the grimoire. He recognizes her dark magic and offers his unique help as a rare curse breaker. If all that weren’t enough, Marceau causes butterflies in her stomach—a feeling she’d long thought dead.
Seraphina was only trying to break her curse—not piss off Death himself.
MUCH OF MADNESS is a Southern Gothic Horror story about loyalty, sacrifice, and maintaining hope no matter the odds.
My Review: ***** 5 Stars
I fell in love with this cover the moment I saw it. So lush. So vivid. I'm pleased to share that the story inside is just as mesmerizing. Told from Seraphina and Marceau's points of view, I absolutely connected to both of these characters. They are interesting, they are flawed, they are real. S.E. does an amazing job with her world building and character development, thrusting the reader into a world of intrigue, magic, and danger, but balanced with hope, friendship, love and possibility.
The story changes locations from New Orleans to Nashville, TN. No matter where you are, the scenes are vividly painted and played through my mind like snippets from a movie. I found that I really had a hard time putting this book down, and for that reason, I finished it quickly. Although it concludes in a satisfying way, I was left wanting more of these characters and this world. I think you will find it does that to you too.
Much of Madness releases on February 29, 2016, but you can pre-order your copy today. I highly recommend this stunning debut novel.
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