Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: The Evelyn Project by Kfir Luzzatto (Book Tour)

"A Great Book! - Larry King" Evelyn’s father did everything that was in his power to save his dying daughter, black magic included. But when a century later his plea for help gets into the wrong hands, all hell breaks loose. Caught in the slippery battlefield between the Vatican and a cult that wants to change the past, a young Italian professor and a beautiful French aspiring actress are too busy running away from murder and conspiracy to let physical attraction develop into love. And it doesn’t help that Her Majesty's Secret Service decides to take an interest in what everybody else is doing and to pull some strings of its own. Quite the contrary, in fact…   Paperback(Amazon) | Kindle | Paperback (B&N) | Smashwords


Meet the Author:

Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis. Writing has always been Kfir's passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly "Patents" column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press. Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that's how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor. You can read about Kfir's books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan. Follow on Twitter: @KfirLuzzatto Find Kfir on Facebook: Kfir's Blog: Click HERE Kfir's page: HERE Kfir's Goodreads page: HERE Kfir's Smashwords page: HERE Kfir's Literary Addicts page: HERE

My Rating: 4

My Review:

The Evelyn Project will capture the attention of all readers from the beginning and not let it go. With a very intriguing and unique plot and a variety of excellent characters, it is a great read for those with a variety of tastes.  

The plot is absolutely exciting and there are not many slow portions at all. I found myself eager to read more nearly the entire time. The idea of black magic is definitely an attention-grabber, as the subject is brought up at the start. Despite this, The Evelyn Project has a very realistic feel that can almost have readers believing in it's possibility.

Not too many novels touch on dangerous cults, but this novel's inclusion of them was a definite success. The mood created from that, along with the magic and Evelyn's story create the kind of dark atmosphere that I just cannot get enough of.

Almost all of the characters in The Evelyn Project are very strong. Whether it be a father who would do just about anything for his daughter, a woman who struggles to avenge her sister in any small way she can, or a single professor thrown into danger, they all have excellent back stories and features.

I especially enjoyed the differences in time. This may just be personal preference, but I love reading about Europe in the 1800's and the chapters set it that time period were awesome. The Evelyn Project is definitely a story to check out.

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