As a lover of serials, I couldn't say no to tasting HANSEL, by Ella James. Have you read it, book buddies? I'm so intrigued by this concept!
When a fairy tale goes all wrong, we get a hell of a good story. I was expecting something appealing from Ella James, she never disappoints.
This first glimpse into the Hansel serial, though, has surprised me. It's bewilderingly naughty and moving.
Horror and doomed love mix in a provocative way in Hansel. Under that name, there's a tale of abduction, sexy and longing.
I was hooked by the mysterious way the plot unfolds. Leah is trying to celebrate her sister's impeding wedding when she confronts a trauma from her recent past. She can't believe her eyes when she finds Hansel, the boy she hasn't been able to forget along with some miserable memories of kidnapping, in the most unnerving circumstances.
Interspersed with flashes from their traumatic and criminal past together, Leah and Hansel's present paths revolver closer to each other in a covert fashion. It was so frustrating that they couldn't face each other, but it also made their ambiguous reunion so heightened by lust, fear and hidden needs.
I loved Hansel and Leah's first twisted encounter. It was hot, bittersweet, perverted and sensual, beautifully sad too. The whole story feels like a modern fairy tale written by Poe high on lust.
That ending, so full of hopelessness, is perfect to entice the need to read, and savour, more. Who is Hansel? What happened to both of them in that insane place? How are they going to reconcile when they are both broken? I want to find out!
Hansel by Ella James
They were captives who shared a wall, and cut a hole in it so they could hold each other's hands. Until he killed their captor, Mother. Then he disappeared, and as the world swooped in to save the Children locked away in Mother's house, the girl called Gretel became...lost. No breadcrumbs.
Finding Hansel, years later, is the shock of Leah McKenzie's adult life. Finding out how far she'll go for him - that's no surprise.
Leah's given Hansel - Lucas, he says it is - every piece of herself. And he's been both cruel and kind.
What they share is dangerous.
What they feel is dark.
Their hearts already broken.
And that's before the secrets are revealed.
The Hansel Series Reading Order
HANSEL (Book One)
HANSEL #2 (Book Two)
HANSEL #3 (Book Three)
HANSEL #4 (Book Four)
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Ella James is a USA Today bestselling romance author. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 25 overall; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Young Adult Ebooks in 2012. To find out more about Ella's projects and get dates on upcoming releases, you can stalk her on the following social media sites:
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