The Revelation Room by Mark Tilbury

I will have to say that if you love an intense, suspenseful, and hair-pulling type of story, this is it. I am a lover of paranormal romance, fantasy, and good dystopian, so I honestly had to force myself to pick up this book.

I am also a lover of strong, don’t-mess-with-me heroes and heroines, so my initial reaction to a weak, despairing, noodle-limp protagonist was to drop the book, but the story itself hooked me, and I am glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for it.

The character of Edward Ebb, a twisted, paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur who controls a small band of followers, through intimidation, brain washing, and cunning, is brilliantly depicted. He had me screaming in my mind throughout the whole book. Honestly, I’ve seldom hated a bad guy as much!

The pace of the book is pretty good, and there is no sexual content, but there is a great deal of graphic violence. I’d recommend the book highly to adults, but I’d cautious about readers under eighteen years old. 

  What I didn’t like? I felt the hero was too weak, too self-absorbed and unwilling to rise to action. However, the ending was satisfying and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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