Asana of Malevolence

Asana of Malevolence4 Stars

Burke’s Garden, a historic community in the mountains of Virginia, is an isolated place. For centuries, it’s been a haven of peace. Until evil arrives. Close friends Phoebe and Moises are hiking near the Garden when they encounter several participants of a yoga retreat, who are struggling to flee the grip of their megalomaniac leader. Phoebe and Moises plot an escape route out of their loveand empathyfor these strangers. Along the way, they reach for the helping hands of the Garden’s longtime residents and the subtle hand of the supernatural.

Asana of Malevolence by Kate Abbott is about something that, I think, we will always find kinda scary, our ability to be conned into falling for evil and allowing it to corrupt us, and those few heroes who see through it and save us, or at least try. I want to start off by saying that I absolutely love the sound of this book. I was excited and as soon as I got it I started reading!

This book starts off with about a page and a half of info drop, which to me, doesn’t get me invested. Some publishers and editors say info drops are bad, some say they are not so bad, but when it comes down to it, it is a matter of taste. There were a lot of characters in this story that made it difficult to keep track of them all. Also, I feel like this book had a lot of telling, rather than showing.

But I kept at it, because these were must minor annoyances in an otherwise fascinating story that kept me on the edge of my seat from chapter to chapter. Honestly, this was such a compelling tale, although I wish some characters and scenes were delved into deeper. But I find this gripe to be the mark of a good story teller because it just shows that the story was fascinating and I wanted more of it. More of Phoebe and Moises, more of their interactions and dialogue, but less exposition and info dumps. But by the time I got to chapter 7, I was hooked. I needed to know what was going to happen next. I read it faster than I read most other books because I refused to put it down.

This was a wonderful story, with some spiritual and supernatural aspects that are very well thought out. I loved the story line. Also, can we just talk about how gorgeous the cover is?  This is a nice light read with a happy ending that I absolutely loved.

Pages: 288 | ISBN: 163177509X

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Posted on August 25, 2016, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Trying to get some titles together for scary October. Putting this on the list 🙂

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