Tuesday, March 07, 2023

#BookReview: Gothikana by Runyx

Synopsis: An unusual girl. An enigmatic man. An ancient castle. What could go wrong?

An outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a sign from the universe. The last thing she expects though is an olden, secluded castle on top of a mountain riddled with secrets, deceit, and death.

An enigma his entire life, Vad Deverell likes being a closed book but knowing exactly everything that happens in the university. A part-time professor working on his thesis, Vad has been around long enough to know the dangers the castle possesses. 
And he knows the moment his paths cross with Corvina, she's dangerous to everything that he is.

They shouldn't have caught each other's eye. They cannot be. But a chill-inducing century-old mystery forces them to collide. People have disappeared every five years for over a hundred years, and Corvina is getting clues to unraveling it all, and Vad needs to keep an eye on her.

And so begins a tale of the mystique, the morbid, the macabre, and a deep love that blossoms in the unlikeliest of places.


Rating: 1 Stars
My Review: I grabbed this one because the cover was plain gorgeous!! I mean look at that thing!!!  But sadly that is where my enjoyment left with this one.  I have to say that the writing was not up to par.  The characters were a mess and the insta lust and everything doing with the romance was just ugh. 


"Gothikana is a lush, evocative and unique gothic romance that utterly captivated me from the first beautiful penned word! A must-read for spooky season or any time you want to lose yourself in a world more magical than our own." — Giana Darling, USA Today bestseller
"This stunning, lush gothic romance left me 
totally spellbound. Easily one of my top reads of the year. RuNyx is one of the most talented storytellers in romance." — Ella James, USA Today bestseller
"I'm not even sure I can put into words just how 
poetic, how eerie, how beautiful it was. RuNyx is certainly an author who has honed her skills and she wields them like a sword when creating her breathtaking characters and worlds.— Dani Rene, USA Today bestseller
Spine-tingling, atmospheric, sexy, and macabre, Gothikana is gothic romance and dark academia in its finest form." — Jessica, Chatterbooks Book Blog
"This story is filled with twists and turns that keeps you guessing till the very end and the 
steam was just chef's kiss! This was such a phenomenal story." — Mandy's Book Reviews
"If you are looking for a story that is 
unexpected and different from anything you have ever read -Gothikana is that story. I was enthralled with every word and could not stop reading." — Bookgasms Book Blog
"To sum it up into one word, this book is 
haunting. It consumed my mind and I lived and breathed Verenmore until the very last page. This is a gothic romance, dark academia at its finest." — Sam, S.Rae.Reads
"Favorite read of the whole DAMN YEAR." 
— Jean, RomanticDeception
"Details, y'all. It's all in the freaking details. This book was 
creepy and haunting and gothic and heavy with both psychological and sexual tension. I think I'm obsessed." — Lauren, Coffee and the Bibliophile

From the Author

- Dark Academia
- Gothic Romance
- Erotic Suspense
- Forbidden Love
- Parapsychological Thriller

- Same Couple
- Enemies to lovers
- Forced Proximity
- Unresolved and Resolved Sexual Tension
- Silent Alpha Hero/Smart Badass Heroine
- Plot Twists

Childhood Infatuation
- Unrequited Love
- Friends-to-Lovers
- A true love that spans years
- Secret Relationship
- Healing
- Marriage of Convenience
- Grumpy/Sunshine
- A twist on Beauty/Beast

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