This electrifying, addictive, and hypnotically beautiful debut spins suspense and literary fantasy into a stunning epic—the first volume in the Night Song Trilogy—ablaze with fear, mystery, and possibility.
Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she isn’t aware that this future awaits. However, there is one man who knows the truth: A killer stalking the women of New York, a monster the media dubs the “Sickle Man” because of the way he turns his victims into canvasses for his mesmerizing, twisted art.
Unleashed upon Manhattan after lying dormant for centuries, the Sickle Man kills to harvest the precious hues of his victims. As his palette grows, so too does his power. Every death brings him closer to the one color, and the one woman, he must possess at any cost.
While the city hunts the Sickle Man, Katherine must decide what to do about two men who have unexpectedly entered her life: handsome and personable David, and alluring yet aloof Sael. Though she’s becoming increasingly torn between them, how well does she really know them? And why is she suddenly plagued by disturbing visions?
Told from the alternating viewpoints of Katherine and the Sickle Man,Love Is Red is a riveting thriller that unfolds into an intense story of obsession and control, desire and fate. Katherine may not realize it yet, but with this haunting novel—as arrestingly original as Marisha Pessl’s Night Film, Patrick Süskind’s Perfume, and Lauren Beukes’s The Shining Girls—her moment of awakening is here. And soon she will find herself fighting a battle at the edges of our world, among forces more dangerous than we can possibly imagine.
LOVE IS RED by debut novelist Sophie Jaff (Harper; On Sale May 12, 2015) interweaves the literary and the supernatural, fantasy and horror, the past and the present. Its intoxicating narrative pulls you in and holds you close.
This is the blurb that I received from Harper Collins about Love is Red. It didn’t seem like my typical read but I took the chance and I was not disappointed. There is a dual perspective between the Sickle Man and Katherine and it was brilliant. I will just say that the dual perspective gave me a close enough look in to the murders that I got nightmares. I don’t usually read horror for this reason but I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know how it was going to finish. The Sickle Man reminded me of a bad guy you would find on the show Supernatural….just plain scary.
The entire book kept me guessing; it took paths that I would have never expected it to, especially the end. I am very glad that it is a series because there are LOTS of unanswered questions at the end. I definitely think that might bug some readers but I am fine knowing there will be more books.
Overall, this book is a great read. Love is Red is something really different in a really fantastic way. The whole book just felt really original and it was a great breath of fresh air!
A big thanks to Harper Collins for sending this book my way!