So, I’ve decided to randomly read book selections and post reviews. I like to read, you like to read, we love to read!! This will be a selection of my choosing and one within a genre I enjoy or just randomly pick up whenever I feel in the mood. I read all genres and believe that every writer deserves a chance to get eyes on paper, however, I only have two.
This week I finished reading Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s “The Fall of Lilith” a dark fantasy tale set in the world of angels. Listed below is the copied review of this talented writer’s work!
In “The Fall of Lilith” by author Vashti Quiroz-Vega, dark fantasy takes center stage in this reimagined version of religious work from the Bible. The names and settings may sound familiar, but that is where the similarities end as Quiroz Vega takes her readers on a wild ride through multiple worlds and settings with angels steering the ship.
The story opens up in an innocent time as angels playfully fill their days under the guidance of God. It’s not long before Quiroz-Vega sets the stage for drama, action, and a rollercoaster of heart skipping scenes that explode in great detail from the pages as elements of fantasy, romance, and desires that bubble to the surface.
The book mainly revolves around Lilith, an angel with a purpose, a deity with intent. Quiroz-Vega expertly showcases Lilith’s innocence, her desires, her deeper emotional needs in full brazen detail along with numerous other players in Lilith’s “ultimate” game. Other characters were well written and added much needed differing viewpoints to the work as the reader, and those within the pages, get to see “the fall” on every level.
Both gripping and hauntingly familiar, Quiroz-Vega adds a very creative spin to what we already know and what we wished someone would have told us concerning the life of angels and God’s creation of our universe and planet. It was given four stars as the first few chapters weigh heavily on the religious side of storytelling, one that was a little harder to sift through for me personally, but definitely needed as it set the foundation for a very enjoyable read shortly thereafter as Quiroz Vega finds her pace and never lets up.
“The Fall of Lilith” is a great read, a finely imagined fantasy based on religious fiction, and one that greatly improves once Quiroz Vega gets the core components out of the way. The dialogue is well written, and the characters interact perfectly with each other as they navigate their situations. I found some of the side stories relating to the other characters an enjoyable diversion and one that added extra depth to every player within the work. Quiroz Vega’s writing pulls you in, straps you down, and kicks you off a cliff as you watch what happens when a “woman” wants what a “woman” wants. As you bite your fingernails in “omg moments”, you’ll love every moment of the fall. Highly recommend!