Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review. Many thanks!
Latashia Figueroa’s riveting Want & Decay Trilogy follows the entangled lives of three people tormented by lust, jealousy, madness and
murder. In this first book, Ivy’s Envy, Ivy James has had a history of violence with the men she falls for. Her grandmother and parents
know what Ivy is capable of when things don’t go her way.
Now Ivy has become obsessed with Thomas Miles, a man who works at her office. She is certain that Thomas loves her too. But there are people
who stand in the way of Ivy and Thomas finally being together, like his wife, Deana. Determined to have the love that is their destiny, Ivy
will go down a very dark and twisted road to make Thomas hers, and hers alone. But Ivy is not the only one who has dark secrets, and
everyone involved will soon learn that pursuing love and passion to the extreme can lead to terrifying consequences.
The first word that comes to mind to describe this incredible story is simply wow. This book has a lot of elements that many different
readers will be invested in. There’s a great mix of suspense, thriller and horror elements to keep people invested, and what I liked a lot
about this read was the chilling journey inside the mind of a disturbed individual while still getting the suspenseful third-person feeling
when reading a crime story. What really got me was the twist ending. I won’t spoil it for you guys, but you’ll never see it coming, which is
always a refreshing change of pace when you get a surprise as you read the story.
The story opens up in a heart-pounding, adrenaline fueled kind of way, and then does a beautiful job taking the reader back on a journey into
the setup for this opening scene. Not everything is as it seems in this book, and as you continue to read the story, you’ll find yourself
devouring every page and wanting more, until you finally get to the end and realize you need a second story to satisfy your need. Luckily
this is the first of a trilogy, and this reviewer is highly anticipating the next addition to this amazing story.
I am naturally a positive reviewer, and so find it difficult to find faults with a story in general, and therefore spend most of my review
pointing out the positive aspects rather than the negative. Yet although there were only a few grammatical errors here and there, I found
absolutely no faults with this story. It was powerfully written, and the characters were so incredible to follow that you couldn’t put the
story down. This is a fast and easy read, and yet one you definitely don’t want to miss. If you are a fan of stories such as Gone Girl or
any stalker/thriller type of story, then this is the tale for you. Pick up your copy of Ivy’s Envy now, and stay tuned for the next installment
of the Want & Decay series! Links for the book are below!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!