My Rating: 5 Stars!
Cover Rating: 7/10 Stars! The cover really fits everything about the novel. Those cartoon heart eyes over a very real very dead skull truly captures what this book is about. I love it!
Publisher: Robert himself on wattpad!
INGREDIENTS FOR A HAPPILY EVER AFTER:
1. One feisty heroine (That would be me. Hi, I’m Cassy.)
2. One deliciously hot hero (I prefer them fresh, not frozen.)
3. Passionate love (and a big fat pinch of lust!)
4. Oh, and don’t forget the “Till death do us part!”
Please leave stewing for 10 minutes in deadly intrigue, stir, and then serve with hot chili sauce.
See? A very simple recipe. Nothing can possibly go wrong, right…?
Opening Sentence: “My first husband died when I was twenty-three.”
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began reading this. From the man that brought you Storm and Silence you get this sarcastic, deranged, loving serial killer named Cassy. I was not expecting this. Yet I am so glad this was written.
I don’t know where Robert was suppressing this novel in his mind, but wherever this came from it was brilliant. It brought a smile to my face. The implications of a animal loving serial killer bringing a smile to my face is a fact that I’m going to have to deal with. Either way this book is amazing and I’m going to tell you why.
What I Loved:
The hilarity of it. Some things in this book are so outlandish that while it makes little sense it then makes a lot of sense. Cassidy has such a luck with finding unique, interesting, and gorgeous men that it is insane. The fact they all end up dead is beside the point.
An animal loving, cat caring, martial artist, veterinarian, happy go lucky, and quite lucky, serial killer. Cassidy is something else. I admire her. Thinking about all the things that makes Cassy…. Cassy is a mind bender. She is oddly justified in everything she does. You root for her. Wish that you were her. Yet the ease in how she kills starts to grow on you. It’s kinda alarming.
I’m simply in awe at this story. It’s one of those books that makes your mouth hang open the entire time. Sometimes your thinking WTH did I just read? Other times your so into the story that anytime Cassy does something you feel like you have to shout into the world “HELL YEAH!”
Oddly seem-less. From one odd situation to the next the way Cassy progresses through her life and becomes who she becomes is seem-lees and at the same time a whirl wind. You look back on it and think how did we get from here to here, but when you slow it down and see the play by play it makes sense and I admire this book for that.
The romance is great! You root for Cassy and every single guy she falls for. You want them to have a perfect romance and you want the guy to not cheat and keep his vows. The wooing parts of this book are like mini fun adventures. So well done!
It’s not repetitive. You would think a story that falls on a pattern would be repetitive, but it’s not AT ALL. It’s always exciting and fresh. It always gets your heart pounding. There is always something to love. Plus it has enough twists along the way to always keep you on your toes. That’s just how well written this book is.
All In All:
I can’t really explain how much this author’s works mean to me. I can’t explain how many days have gone by where one of his chapters has brought a smile to my face. I may have not expected Black Diaries to have ever existed, but it achieved so many smiles to come across my face and I think for a book like this, that is what is most important. I hope you take on Cassy wacky and incredible story. It’s a free read. So please. Check it out!
About the Author
Sir Rob at a Window of the Castle of Rechberg
Robert Thier is a German historian, lover of old books and award-winning writer, whose novels and stories encompass the historical, satirical, and fantastical. For the way he manages to make the past come alive, as if he himself lived as a medieval knight, his inventive fans have given him the nickname “Sir Rob.” All of his stories are characterized by his very own brand of humor that has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers.
For Robert, becoming a writer followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I’ve always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I’ve always wanted.”
Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see in the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor Mountains.
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-Till next time!