This book left me HIGH!!//THE SEA BEAST TAKES A LOVER // REVIEW //

My interest in this book was limited to the title. I was intrigued. I JUST HAD TO READ IT BUT somewhere in my mind I had this feeling that I was going to be disappointed by what I encounter when I saw the email stating that my request for the book had been approved (on Netgalley), I felt giddy with excitement but there was also a hint of sadness – THAT IT’LL BE A BIG-ASS DISAPPOINTMENT.

And let me tell you one thing –

I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO FUCKING WRONG IN MY ENTIRE LIFE (except maybe once, when I was little and thought that if I dug deep enough, I’ll find lava ;p)

THESEA
This is NOT the book cover. Just my aesthetic! πŸ™‚

The writingΒ was surprisingly gripping. It flowed from word to word, sentence to sentence like a river released from a dam. I felt myself drawn into these stories in spite of myself.

The writing is just as surreal and otherworldly as the title.

The author has this rare quality of making the simplest actions seem poignant, It wasn’t done to the extreme though – WHICH I QUITE LIKED. I wonder if there are more like him who can write with such ease? Or at least make it seem like it?

It’s amazing how the subtle, tricky emotions never leave the word. That’s the kind of narrative that actually leaves an impression on the reader – one soo faint YET effective. These stories will stay with me forever – even if just the essence of them. But I am NOT FORGETTING THE IMPACT – EVER!

The Sea Beast Takes A Lover deals with loss in a remarkable way. Reading these stories felt like being on a ship in the middle of the ocean: a constant splatter of emotions – Always on the surface, but embedded deep into the words as well.

UNEASINESS,
A SENSE OF DETACHMENT,
GUILT,
LOVE,Β 
FEAR, andΒ 
HOPE

Every little thought is presented in a way that i felt like I was right there, in the author’s mind. It felt so effortless. The narrator’s thoughts enters the reader’s mind with a jolt and the distance between him and the reader seems to vanish as soon as he starts speaking.

Every story in this book was an odd mix of peace and restlessness and I could not avoid feeling either. There was such an easy originality to it, such that stares right into your face the whole time BUT is subtle in ways that you’ll miss if you do not pay a very close attention.

An alien abduction (one of the stories – BODIES IN SPACE) wouldn’t have been this interesting if it wasn’t simultaneously linked to the regret and memory of a man ashamed of his choices.Β The most impressive quality is the author’s ability to weave important matters – emotions – with the seemingly lifeless ones – providing a freshness to each word and a magical charm to each sentence.

As I moved from story to story, my mind was painted with such vivid images in my mind that I was left thoroughly shook. and I AM NOT KIDDING when I say that there aren’t many people who can do that with a literary quality. The details drawn around every little scene were marvelous and breathtaking.

The Sea Beast Takes a Lover poses magnificent questions hidden under a cloak of simplicity. This book demands your entire attention BUT AT THE SAME TIME, draws you in ever so stealthily, like a mouse nudging at a piece of cheese and you won’t realize what held power over your attention until AFTER you’ve been thrown out of the MAGICAL (in the most subtle ways) ride.Β  And then, you’ll just sit there, wondering if it really is over because your mind is still haunted by those stories and YOU LIKE IT THAT WAY.Β  It leaves your head full of the remnants once you are done reading it but it gives you the liberty to put in your own thoughts as well –

The beautiful union between the words on the pages and the thoughts in your mind will leave you in a gentle exhilaration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 thoughts on “This book left me HIGH!!//THE SEA BEAST TAKES A LOVER // REVIEW //

    1. AWWWWWW!!!! THANKS YOUUU SOOOOOOOO FUCKING MUCH, honey! ❀❀

      You have like NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOUR COMMENTS MEAN TO MEEEEE!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

      Hahahahaha!!! Yeah. You are getting better. 😁❀❀❀

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    1. THANK.YOU SOOOOO VERYYY MUCH!! ❀❀ I am sooo glad you loved the review. 😁 AND EVEN MORE EXCITED THAT IT MADE YOU LOOK THE BOOK UP?!?! 😱 Oh, YOU HAVE TO READ IT. PLEEEEAAAAASSSEEE?! 😁 And once you do, please let me know so we can discuss it. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

      ❀❀❀❀❀

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    1. OH MY GOSH, YOU HAVE TO READ IT, Luu!!! YOU JUST HAVE TO….IT WAS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I JUST CAN’T GET THOSE STORIES OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!!! ASAJDHJKGBFJBDKJ…..

      Promise me you’ll read it once it’s released? OR I’LL HAUNT YOU TILL THE END OF MY DAYS (and I should probably let you know, that I AM IMMORTAL!!! AHAHAHAA)

      THANK YOUUU SOOO MUCH!! *heart eyes* ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Your comments never fail to make my day! ❀

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      1. OKAYYY!!! 😁😁❀

        Luuu…I have a question. I asked Marie as well but I JUST CAN’T WAIT….uhh….I can’t comment on any blog. 😭 I mean, I can reply to the comments on mine but can’t even post a comment on others’ post. WHAT THE FUCKKKK?!?! Do you have any idea how to fix this? YOU GOTTA HELP ME OUT HERE. I AM FREAKING OUT. 😭

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      2. AHH!!! I WISH IT WAS THAT EASY. 😭 But nooo…I think my comments are being caught as Spam by Akismet. Like, I JUST COMMENTED ON YOUR REVIEW OF Warcross and IT IS NOT SHOWING. 😭

        Could you please release ME FROM YOUR SPAM FOLDER?!?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I will be eternally grateful to youuu!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

        ❀❀❀

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    1. THANKS, Poulami. ❀ And you have changed your blog name? 😁 GREAT!!! I am heading over now to see how’s everything BUT OBVIOUSLY, IT’LL BE GREAT! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰β€β€
      Glad you liked the review. And YOU HAVE TO CHECK THE BOOK OUT. 😁 PLEEAAASSEEE. ❀

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      1. Heyy!! Hon, I am unable to leave comments on your blog. I think there is some problem with Akismet and I am being caught as spam. 😭 Could you please check your spam folder? I just left a comment on your latest post – Daydreaming Discussions and it is NOT showing. Please help me.here. 😐 😞

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  1. Oh what a beautiful, beautiful review – and that aesthetic is so cool, I love it. It just makes me want to read the book EVEN MORE. Thank you so much for bringing this one on my radaar!! ❀ ❀

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    1. 😍😍😍 THANK YOUUUU SOOOOOOO MUCH, Marie!! ❀ I AM SOOO HAPPY YOU LIKED THE REVIEW. Brings a smile to my face, you know. ❀❀ AND YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO READ THE BOOK. 😁😁😁 I won’t have it any other way. πŸ˜‰ It comes out next year. 😁

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    2. Hey, Marie. I….uhhh…..I have a question. πŸ˜… I can’t seem to post comments on ANY BLOG. I mean, I can reply to the ones on mine but can’t comment on others. WHAT THE HECK IS THIS? Can you help me? PLEEAASSEEEEE. *starts crying* 😭😒

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      1. Ohh no!! 😭 what do you mean? What happens when you try to post a comment, exactly? Does the comment not appear right away?
        If you can write in the comment box but, once you posted the comment, it doesn’t appear, it might be that you’re ending up in SPAM – it happens from time to time. Just let people know and they’ll check their SPAM comments, free you from there and it’ll be good again πŸ˜€

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      2. Oh, it just…I CAN’T COMMENT ON ANY BLOG! I mean, at first I thought the particular blog which I was trying to comment on didn’t like me (WEIRD I KNOWW πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) but when it happened to SEVEN OTHERS…I knew it was a trouble. I am just….I…..I just hope it goes away….😞

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      3. Oh it should go away, it’s probably just that your comment got sent, but went into SPAM or something. It’s a matter of hours, sometime just a day before it resolves itself πŸ™‚ You can always contact WordPress support if you’re worried, but I’m sure it’ll go away!! ❀ ❀

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      4. I JUST COMMENTED ON YOUR WRAP-UP and it’s not showing. Uhhh….could you PLEEAAASEEEE release MY ‘DAMSEL-IN-DISTRESS- COMMENT FROM YOU evil Spam Folder?!?!?!?!?! xD xD xD ;P

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      5. So…uhhh….I just replied to your comment on your blog. ☺ Could you PLEASE check your spam folder and LET ME GO??!?! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£ I’d be SOOOO GRATRFUL. ☺❀

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    1. ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

      AWWWW, I can understand But I bet ALL THAT EXHAUSTION PAID OFF IN THE END, RIGHT? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Sooo excited for the two new lives entering this bizarro world. ;p I AM SURE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME HERE. πŸ˜‰

      Love,
      Rain ❀

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