A review by thecabinetofcuriosity
Lakesedge, by Lyndall Clipstone

5.0

Things to know:

-Gothic Fantasy (Crimson Peak Vibes!!)
-Slow burn Romance


Synopsis:

When Violeta Graceling and her younger brother Arien arrive at the haunted Lakesedge estate, they expect to find a monster. Leta knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem. As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn… Now, to save Rowan―and herself―Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.

Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

I really enjoyed this dark gothic fantasy romance. The slow burn romance was so satisfying. I was so invested in their story. I felt like I was cheering on a friend for their happiness! This was a wonderful fall read. Leta the main character is such a strong young woman. Anyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for strong female led books!

I can’t wait to see where the second book takes us. I want it now! I will absolutely be preordering the second book when it is time. I would totally recommend this book to others, especially those who liked the movie Crimson Peak. It started out a little slow but it was important for the plot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ from me!