Alice Davies would rather die than harm another living soul, but death seems to follow her everywhere. And as the corpses start to pile up, the villagers of Dolwicke start to whisper.
Little Alice may seem terrifying, indeed, but there is another, more sinister threat afoot in Dolwicke. An ancient diabolical entity has infiltrated mankind, its essence spreading like a cancer among men, women and children and drowning their humanity in a cesspool of wickedness. Finding nourishment in the ravages of war and plague, the insidious being also pines for Alice, who can’t shake the feeling that someone or something is watching her from the forest just outside her bedroom window. But as long as she obeys the mysterious four o’clock curfew imposed by her parents, she is safe from her invisible stalker. At least, that’s what her parents tell her.
Desperate to uncover the truth behind her mysterious curse, Alice embarks on a frightening journey of self-discovery and transformation that will ultimately lead her to face an ancient enemy and to discover a world she not only belongs in, but where she reigns supreme. In her courageous attempt to destroy her enemy and save mankind from its infusion of evil, Alice will have to open her eyes to truths that seem too ugly to face.
Four o’Clock Alice is quite simply one of the most exciting, incredible, fantasy books I have ever read. Four o’Clock Alice has astounded me, I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read. The wonderful author of the novel, Vanessa Ravel, is a true literary talent because she managed to captivate and enthrall from the very beginning. To be honest, a part of me was always going to love this book because I love dark fantasy but even if I did not, I would still love this book because it has action and adventure and fantastic writing that will keep the reader happy in bliss!
Four O’Clock Alice follows the young protagonist of the novel, Alice Davis as she tries to grasp her ‘powers.’ Her power is not a pleasant one as with every innocent touch, she brings death, and this book lover is the premise of this excellent novel. We get to follow Alice on her journey as she is almost shunned by her village – Dolwicke all while a sinister entity invades mankind and spreads like a plague. Four o’Clock Alice is a sensational, poignant book and so I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it!
The story of Four o’Clock Alice is a sensational one because it encompasses everything good about literature. It has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters and an incredibly well thought out backstory that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. Four o’Clock Alice is a unique and special book, it is special for the obvious reasons… that it encompasses everything great about the written word, but it is unique because of the plot. The plot of this novel is something I have never read of or heard of before, it reads like a movie, and you are able to imagine the details in perfect glory. Never before have I read a book that has a ton of action as well as intellectual depth. In other words, this book has brains behind it, it is not a senseless, quick, fantasy read.
Vanessa Ravel, the author does an incredible job of piecing together myth with exciting moments and seamlessly integrates themes into one book of intrigue. Ravel is a phenomenal writer because she is dedicated to her work as well as passionate. Her passion for the written word shines off the page and into the reader’s mind. Her sometimes lengthy, beautiful descriptions will send the readers mind into visual overdrive, the reader will be able to perfectly imagine every detail the reader comes across and that in my opinion, is the sign of a talented author.
To conclude my thoughts on the brilliant piece of literature that is Four o’Clock Alice; I would say if you are looking for a fantasy read that is unlike anything you have read… a read that will keep you entertained for hours on end as well as enthrall you then this sensational book is for you! Four o’Clock Alice gets Five Stars from me!
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