I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I started reading Alizarin Crimson. My wife had only read the first chapter when I stole it from her, but she seemed to be enjoying it enough to spark my dalliance into larceny (though she bought it on my Amazon account so it might technically be mine).
Alizarin Crimson reeled me in. I loved every minute of the read and was quite sad that the sequel has yet to be released. If you like a pretty quick moving modern fantasy this book is for you. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say the writing and story flow was so smooth that I finished the book far quicker than I had planned.
It's clear that the author is writing what she knows. Aside from the fantasy/magical elements that I don't think the author has personal experienced (thought I could be wrong) she obviously has a deep love of art, both written and visual. Specifically her love of Vencent Van Gogh shines brightly throughout this book.
Excuse the rather wandering review. The long and short of it though is that I cannot recommend this book enough to any lover of fiction.
What if magic was also madness?While attempting to save a small girl from a speeding car, red paint attacks seventeen-year-old Aya's skin, tattoos her, and enables her to manipulate the color red. But color magic has a price. It stole Van Gogh's sanity a hundred years ago and now it is coming for hers.