Title: Give into the Feeling
Author: Sarah Zama
Publisher: Sarah Zama
Publication date: 03/04/2016
Published: March 04, 2016
My first time reading dieselpunk, Give into the Feeling is a Paranormal Romance, dieselpunk novella. We start off meeting Susie, a Chinese American who moved to the United States and is a dancer at a Chicago Speakeasy in the 1920s. When Blood and his brother Michael enter the place and that peculiar feather-brushing sensation overwhelms her, Susie stares toward the black man entering with the long black curly hair passed his shoulders. Except, Susie is already with Simon, the man with the dark lurking shadow following him.
Simon is with Susie, and no one will take her away from him. After all, he’d given her beautiful things, lovely dresses, and exciting nightlife. Still, Simon couldn’t make her body or mind feel as comfortable as when she was with this stranger. And was it any coincidence she was attracted to the man whose name was the color of the dress she wore that night? Was it any coincidence that blood couldn’t take his eyes off the woman in red?
This was a well-written story, and I thoroughly enjoyed the symbolism, the description of the speakeasy, and the attention to detail, especially how Susie was feeling. The emotional intensity and tension between her and Blood was hot.
I enjoyed reading about Susie’s internal struggle between Blood and Simon. How she struggled to deny herself the crush, she had on him for the sake of Simon. It was authentic how she brushed off her feelings for Blood and tried to convince herself she wasn’t attracted to him. This went along well with the hint of something more sinister taking place simultaneously; Simon’s jealousy contrasted against who he truly is.
Plot Movement / Strength: 4/5
Entertainment Factor: 4/5
Authenticity / Believable: 4/5
Thought Provoking: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4 / 5
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6 thoughts on “Yecheilyah’s Book Reviews – Give into the Feeling by Sarah Zama”
Thanks so much for the lovely review.
This is a story that is very dear to me, so I’m always happy to learn people enjoy reading it 🙂
You’re so welcomed hun.
What a review! Most intriguing. 🙂
Sarah’s a talented writer 🙂
Thanks gals. You’re too kind 🙂