The first paragraph alone is worth the price. – PageBacon
Soolie Beetch’s characters are vivid, complex, and varied, and the dialog is fresh but real. Try as you might, you won’t be able to predict what’s about to happen. Imaginative and engrossing. – Gary Corbin, author of “Lying in Judgment”
A spectacular read! Soolie’s journey was compelling from the very beginning. The characters were rich and relatable, making me feel for each one, and the story sped along at a gripping pace. I loved it, and can’t wait for more! – Micah Edwards, author of “Okay, So Look: A Humorous Retelling of the Book of Genesis”
Soolie Beetch has some of the most vivid and descriptive prose I have read … I was constantly reminded of the best of Stephen King, especially The Stand, The Shining and The Dark Tower series. Innocence corrupted, dark and light in a constant juxtaposition, and violence, though never egregious or unnecessary, always waiting in the wings … A very enjoyable read.
Unusual and gripping … you’ll love Soolie.
Fast moving and engaging, this book provides a terrific fresh perspective on the fantasy horror genre … I was immediately impressed.
A story unlike any that I have read before with amazing details and descriptions. I found myself seeing, smelling and sensing what Soolie was experiencing – which was a bit eerie at times but in a good way as I was completely immersed in the story.
This book was gripping from the onset! I was a little worried that the “horror” genre might not be for me, but my worries were completely unfounded. The story is fantastical and supernatural, and the writing detailed and descriptive without being heavy or obtuse. In fact, I’ll admit to scanning passages in other books when there is a lot of descriptive prose, but I found myself stopping and reading these wonderful paragraphs so as to not miss any details. The story goes in unexpected directions, and I loved every minute of it.
Soolie Beetch propels you into an emotional, vivid, and graphic ride; at its conclusion I find myself, much like roller coaster ride, shaken, amped up, and eager to ride again.
I don’t read a lot of fantasy but this book was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. It’s worth reading for the writing alone. The descriptions make the scenes pop off the page and stick in your mind. I enjoyed the characters so much that I want to read the next one. The genre is fantasy, and some of the scenes are quite violent but I loved it anyway.
Gypsie Raleigh’s world-building is solid. Her fictional landscape feels full and real and spooky as hell. This novel is definitely a member of the horror genre, although it’s anything but typical. It contains graphic violence; if that worries you, you’re probably better off reading something else. Trouble is dangerous, hungry and messy in the world of Soolie Beetch.
This book grabbed me from the first paragraph and didn’t let go. I struggled to put it down for even a moment… Beautiful writing, fantastic characters, and a fast-paced wild ride of a plot line. I truly loved it! Bravo!
Soolie Beetch and the Dying Light is enthralling, engaging, and impossible to put down. I had to read it twice, once just because I could not sleep without finding out what happens next, and the second to really let myself sink into the amazing story. This book is fantasy-fiction at its very finest. The world is exquisitely crafted, and yet the characters are heartbreakingly real in every sense. It is everything I want in a book; intense, sweet, sad, funny, horrifying, and an escape. Not for the faint of heart (things gets *dark*) this book is a superb first novel, and I honestly don’t know if I can wait for the series to continue.
There are books that matter to me because the language captures me and I want to read aloud the phrases I love most…there are books that matter to me because I can’t put them down…and there are books that matter to me because they make me feel lost in the world they create. This one was all three.
As a avid reader, I go through a lot of books over the course of the year. This book is a stand out. Imaginative with great descriptions the writer gave me characters I felt I could relate to and care about, a rarity.
This story pulls you in, sweetly whispers it’s scary promises in your ear, and whisks you away for a tumultuous ride that leaves you breathless, spent, and thirsting for more. The language is richly textured, and the characters well developed and vivid.