Exquisite Captive

18106985Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Book 1 of the EpicReads Decathlon, CHECK!

So Exquisite Captive is one of the books I’ve had on my shelf since it came out and never got a chance to read (given that said shelf is now 94 books strong, I hope you’ll all forgive me) but also one of the ones I should have just read when I bought it. It’s exquisite.

First of all, props to Heather Demetrios for having such an incredible talent with words. The writing is beautiful, elegant, poetic. Demetrios weaves her figurative language into the very fabric of the novel making everything all the more vivid. You don’t just imagine what you’re reading and create a picture in your mind, you feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it. It is a rare and wonderful thing to stumble across writing like this. It took me a little longer to finish than I’d expected (the plot itself gets kinda slow once you’re partway through) but 100% worth it for the language! Continue reading