Review: Somber Island by T. Lynne Tolles

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Phoebe was a pain in the ass for her father and for her sisters. I felt sorry for her because everybody thought she was a monster just because she was sick when she was younger and she had a limp. One day, her father decided to send her in Newfoundland, to work as a servant for Nathaniel Jacobs. Phoebe was really scared, but she didn’t know that her father’s decision was the best for her future.

Nathaniel Jacobs was a strange man. He had a sunlight affliction (I mean, that’s what he told Phoebe) and he had to drink blood and eat meat every night. Now that was really creepy! Especially when Phoebe started to have dreams with Emma, Nathaniel’s ex. That woman was everywhere in the house, even though she was dead. Her pictures, her things and her wedding dress were making her alive. She was so angry with Phoebe, she actually tried to kill her every night in her dreams. But she wasn’t alone, a beast –a wolf- was after her and he was protecting Phoebe (let me say that this wolf had a big role in the story and he was an unexpected character that I loved so much).

Nathaniel and Phoebe had a beautiful relationship, they were perfect for each other. He was hiding a secret, he was a VAMPIRE and Phoebe found out. But she wasn’t scared, she understood him and loved him just the way he was. I really want to point out that Nathaniel is the first vampire that gave me a good impression. He wasn’t a blood sucker, a bad vampire or a serial killer. And he loved Phoebe too.


Emma was the real danger when she switched her attention to Nathaniel. Maybe killing him was a better idea than killing Phoebe. She was such a bad character! At the end of the book Emma was a real bitch and I hated her so much.

Somebody said on Goodreads that this book sounds like Jane Eyre (with vampires). I haven’t read Jane Eyre yet, but I had the honor to read this book. And let me tell you that the story is well-written, original and romantic. If you like books with vampires, witches or werewolves, you’ll have to read ‘’Somber Island’’. It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read! Now I am looking forward to read more books written by T. Lynne Tolles.

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So, what do you say?😀 Would you like to read ”Somber Island”?

16 thoughts on “Review: Somber Island by T. Lynne Tolles

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
    Blessings to you and your blog followers.
    Teresa

  2. eu am o problema problematica cu ghifturile ;)) le iubesc

  3. Phoebe e dsraguta , un personaj care simte o ura profunda fata de membrii familiei ei..stau sa ma intreb ce a facut-o sa aunga aici:))

  4. e draguta imi cer scuze am o tastatura de toata frumusetea pe care vreau sa o reneg intr-o zi am sa o fac, dar sper sa nu auda ce am zis ca s-ar putea sa ma lase de tot

  5. eu iubesc foarte mult coperta cartii , tipa de pe coperta sa inteleg ca o reprezinta pe phoebe…?

  6. si totusi am gasit un aspect care ma dezamageste ..cativa vampiri, apai eu iubesc vampirii nu spun nu, dar i ultima perioada lumea a fost invadata de asa ceva ..

  7. Andreea spune:

    Am si eu un cartonas de la cartea asta.

  8. Andreea spune:

    Oricum,felicitari pentru recenzie!!

  9. Andreea spune:

    Si coperta este interesanta.

  10. Andreea spune:

    Aria din PPL se potriveste la perfectie.

  11. Andreea spune:

    Oricum,mi-ar placea cu adevarat sa citesc cartea.

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