Welcome to my review of #RRBC member,
Vashti Quiroz-Vega's "The Fall of Lilith".
About the book (as stated on Amazon.com):
In "The Fall of Lilith", Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts an irresistible new take on heaven and hell that boldly lays bare the passionate, conflicted natures of God’s first creations: the resplendent celestial beings known as angels.
If you think you know their story, think again.
Endowed with every gift of mind, body, and spirit, the angels reside in a paradise bounded by divine laws, chief of which are obedience to God, and celibacy. In all other things, the angels possess free will, that they may add in their own unique ways to God’s unfolding plan.
Lilith, most exquisite of angels, finds the rules arbitrary and stifling. She yearns to follow no plan but her own: a plan that leads to the throne now occupied by God himself. With clever words and forbidden caresses, Lilith sows discontent among the angels. Soon the virus of rebellion has spread to the greatest of them all: Lucifer.
Now, as angel is pitted against angel, old loyalties are betrayed and friendships broken. Lust, envy, pride, and ambition arise to shake the foundations of heaven . . . and beyond. For what begins as a war in paradise invades God’s newest creation, a planet known as Earth. It is there, in the garden called Eden, that Lilith, Lucifer, and the other rebel angels will seek a final desperate victory—or a venomous revenge.
About the author (as seen from Amazon.com):
Vashti Quiroz-Vega is a writer of Fantasy, Horror, and Thriller. Since she was a kid she's always had a passion for writing and telling stories. It has always been easier for her to express her thoughts on paper.
She enjoys reading almost as much as she loves to write. Some of her favorite authors are Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R. R. Martin.
She enjoys making people feel an array of emotions with her writing. She likes her audience to laugh one moment, cry the next and clench their jaws after that.
When she isn't building extraordinary worlds and fleshing out fascinating characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband JC and her Pomeranian Scribbles who is also her writing buddy.
When I select a book to read, I always look for a potential story line that is both unique and captivating. I generally attempt to veer away from stories that have religious influence or connotations, due to the fact I grew up in not only a culturally mixed household, but a mixed religious home as well. In this review, I found an exception to that rule. I love it when a author is able to capture me into a world I have never thought to visit before, taking me down a journey and pushing me into emotional turmoil or social dissonance. I especially love it when a character from the story causes me to truly hate them impassionately; which Vashti was able to do successfully in this tale of the celestial angels.
"The Fall of Lilith" pulls you into a journey of a power hungry angel who aims to control all who surround her. The main character "Lilith" is a dark and manipulative entity who triangulates everyone around her, causing them to engage in a celestial version of a civil war. Not only does she coerce the heavenly society she is member of, she also manipulates the human world in her efforts to defy her "father". Lilith takes the "rebellious daughter" role to a entirely whole new level of deceit, murder, and rage. She is able to cunningly twist the minds of her "friends and family" and conjure ways to break down individuals faiths. In many cases, her efforts proved fatal for many around her.
Vashti is stunningly graphic in describing a world of chaos, "sexual deviance", and murder to her readers in this encryptic novel. She not only takes us down a world where one being is able to influence the world around her, but the potential reactions of others against her antics or corruption and vial betrayal. Her portrayal of "Lilith" was magnificently sculptured in this literary work of art. I know there are many who had a hard time reading this book due to the topics and characters, however, I proudly rate "The Fall of Lilith" by Vashti Quiroz-Vega, 5-Stars for the following reasons; its surprising intensity, its beautifully written flow and set up, and its creativity.