Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Splendor Falls




The Splendor falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

When I first heard about this book I just had to read it. As an avid reader and an ex-ballerina I couldn’t pass this one up! I was not disappointed, this book delivered. I loved the southern setting of the book and the eerie feel of the whole story.

It’s difficult not to give away anything in this book there is so much that happens! It’s non-stop and packed with twists and turns that kept me glued to the book all day. I really enjoyed the character of Sylvie, she was such a welcome change from the heroins of teen books that are popping up everywhere. She was different. She was strong and she had flaws. I loved that!

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes darker romances and anyone who is or has been a ballerina.

Overall rating ***** 5 out of 5 stars
Cover art the new art for the paperback is simply beautiful.
Obtained I was sent a copy by the author for review thank you!

2 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the review. This sounds like an intriguing read.
Ann

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I LOVED it!