5 Out of 5 Stars - Love, Drama, History, Spellbinding!!, December 7, 2012
Most captivating book I have read in a long time!!! The characters are deep and unpredictable. I love Max!!!!!!!!! The story takes us through a difficult time in history, but allows for a special beautiful relationship to form within this dark time. The book was a page turner, as the plot thickens and is unpredictable. Max is a character that is unlike any other and I cannot wait for the next volume to see where Rimma Rose takes this story. I am already envisioning the movie. Rimma Rose is extremely talented with her delicate approach to a very sensitive subject. She was able to bring back important history without boring the reader and tying in modern day today. The story will be able to keep readers of all ages intrigued!!!! Love, Drama, Mystery, and Fantasy all in one novel! Hats off to this author!!!!!!!!!
Each chapter's imagery is nothing short of magical. There are historical nuances neatly tucked in the folds of its' seamless plot development that is at once intelligent and daring. You get hooked straight away as every turn of the page catches you by surprise. You laugh, you learn, you are intrigued, you are challenged, you are torn, YOU ARE HOOKED!
It is begging for a film adaptation and is now easily one of the best books I have read in years.
WOW! I have never in my life read a book which has made me cry, smirk, learn, and overall just capture me! The more I read this book and the deeper you get; the more you become one with the characters and just NEED to know what happens next. Being Jewish myself and knowing my history, this author is obviously so well educated and a perfectionist in creating this love story with such an accuracy in historical events! I've recommended this book to everyone I know :). It's a pure masterpeice and now that I'm finished I am ripping my hair out b/c I can't wait for part 2 to come out!!!!! there needs to be a part 2 ASAP!!! My friend and I are planning Cursed to survive discussion dates lol! This is a must read!
5 Out of 5 Stars - An Exciting Adventure, January 26, 2013
Absolutely loved every second of this story. The book takes the reader on an exciting dangerous journey that you cannot possibly tear yourself away from. The attention to detail is incredible, but the best is the totally raw emotion you feel for the characters and the horrific events they are going through as well as the love and passion they feel. I have never had so much anxiety over a book before and I enjoyed every second of it (even while I was crying my eyes out lol). Rima, thank you for a great read, truly one of the best books I have read in a very long time and I can't wait for book two!
Certainly not what I expected, December 12, 2012
I'll be honest, I don't usually read Historical Fiction novels. Let alone ones involving Romance and Love... blech. But at the urgence of a friend I decided to try reading this book, originally more out of a favor than anything. As I read I fought the book, I fought the characters, the story, the dialogue, the imagery... I didn't want to like it. Next thing I knew I was more than 100 pages in and absolutely engrossed in the story Rimma so vividly illustrates. As the great grandson of Holocaust survivors, I came to realize how forgetten the tragedies of WWII have seem to become. Yes, I think its important to move forward, but we must also remember our past to move away from it. I loved seeing another side of the Holocaust through the eyes of a seemingly "Good Nazi" and learning more about a topic that my old History courses seemed to brush over. Anyways, to the point, I loved the book and the ending absolutely blew my mind. I'm very happy to hear that this is just the first part of a series and can't wait to read the next one.
Forget '50 Shades of Grey"! This book should be in the limelight!, February 1, 2013
First of all I love the writing style! It just flows, it reads very easy but at the the same time it is very profound read. Rimma Rose has a great command of a language, her writing is superb! I love the descriptions of nature, human moods and behavior, NY City, fashion. I've got this almost intimate connection with Rose. It's hard to express every feeling I get while reading but I love it! Also the way the author refers to history and the way she introduces it - is so seamless and educational at the same time! What I was afraid of before starting to read this book actually happened - I"m hooked! I woke up at night, couldn't sleep and started reading around 5 am, couldn't stop until I finished it, around 9 am. I was gulping down and swallowing whole paragraphs at a time because I didn't have patience to wait until the end. Rimma Rose is a magnificent writer, she deserves to be on the very top of the list! I can't wait for the next book.
Forget '50 Shades of Grey"! "Cursed to Survive" is the book that should be in the limelight, not one of those!