Trapdoor

Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Raven and Pegasus each have their own reasons for denying their feelings for one another, but once they are all they have left in the entire world, how long can this charade really hold out?
Set in Melbourne in the late 90s, Trapdoor is a psychological journey through darkness and light--a story of love, obsession and beautiful self-destruction.

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About Vixen Phillips

Vixen Phillips was born in Ballarat, Australia, in 1975. Mostly, she writes, programs computers, and plays guitar and keyboards, but in former lives she’s also worked as an audio engineer, in & around various media production studios, as a graphic designer, and in computer sales. Trapdoor is her first novel, but she has also released a novella, Narcissism, and is working on a new dark steampunk work of fiction, The Amorpheum Key, due in 2011.

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Review by: Brenda Grainger on April 07, 2012 :
This is one book that is completely intense and it's kept that way throughout the book as you keep reading it. I won't delve into what it's about, because the excerpt provides that for you, but don't be fooled by it. It does NOT tell you the majority of the content or even what you're about to experience once you start at page one, but I sure as hell will tell you about the emotional clusterfawk I experienced while reading it.

The story is so exceptionally written that it even messed with my own frame of mind to the point that I've already read this book last month, but it's taken me till now to even put some words on it into my short review here. I had trouble getting past the events that held nothing positive to uplift the story from a severe landslide down into a hailstorm of trauma, and negativism. and I was in complete conflict on how to rate this one and in a personal breakdown I would admit to a 5 in the written story itself, but 2 for the complete type of content. It's in first person but switches into the point of view of the two main characters Pegasus and Raven. They self-destruct their one life they have with their actions. Very dark void of a read in the mood and the setting.

After each page completed it declined and descended into a very oppressive and depressing read. It'll get to the point that the story will induce depression on an unhealthy scale. You can't help but fall head over heals for both the characters, but your mind and your heart will hurt perhaps even bleed for them.

If you're looking for a HEA ending don't look for it in this story? You won't find it with this one.
If you're looking for a light read? Not in this one.
If you're looking for one where there's damaged characters, but life will get better for them? Not here either.

BUT If you're looking for a story that will blow your mind with totally complete intensity? You've got it here.

I'll end this review with saying that without a doubt I will read more from this author cause I'm amazed by how she writes and mucho curious after this story, what she would produce next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ken Shimamura on March 22, 2011 :
This book has an amazing touch to its plot, the story and the characters. The events were easy to follow, yet touching and exciting, and more realistic. :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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