[Book Review] Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Name: Yellow Jessamine
Author: Caitlin Starling
Genre: Horror/Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-952086-03-8
Release Date: 15th September, 2020



Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Caitlin Starling’s Yellow Jessamine is a dark novella. It is a quick read yet a very intriguing one. Yellow Jessamine basically means Yellow Jasmine which is a pretty interesting title for the novel. The exact explanation for the title will get to you when you read the book to the end. The cover of the book is related to the title and the story as well, it is really a beautiful cover. The book is filled with hatred, poison and is beautifully dark.

Evelyn Perdanu, the head of the Perdanu Shipping, the revenue of which helped Delphinium a lot. With the whole family dead, she only had the maids and servants to take care of her, Violetta being the closest. But, the things go wrong the one of her ship catches fire and another one is found carrying an unknown plague. Evelyn has hidden a soldier inside her house, a traitor and she cannot let Officer Pollard find her.

They are approaching her, but, no one knows who they are and why they were attacking Delphinium to reach her. The sinister secrets have to be emitted and learned, Delphinium has to know.

Starling’s Yellow Jessamine is a must read. Anyone who likes to read serious books and is interested in horror should give the book a try. I am sure the book will not be a disappointment. While the book is fast-paced and an easy read, it lacks interest at a few points. Somewhere between the lines, one can get confused easily if the book is not read with any steady concentration. If you do not finish the book in a few sittings, getting lost between the lines is surely possible.

There are horrifying elements in the book, blew my sleep away for a few days. The description actually makes the true impact of the horror throughout the book.

What really intrigued me was the character of Evelyn Perdanu. She is a woman standing against many men and is always hidden behind a black veil. The black veil never leaves her face and she is shown like a character that is in deep mourning due to the loss of her whole family. Despite of that, Evelyn is a very strong character and maybe a few times breaking down alone but never infront of the crowd. I really like a proud character.

All in all, it was a good read. It is not a book I would read again and again but a good one time read. It is an appropriate read for anyone above the age of fifteen.

Thank you NetGalley for providing the ARC #NetGalley #YellowJessamine

About The Author:

Find out all about the author on her About Page.

Happy reading!
So, what are you guys currently reading? Is there any book you want me to read and review?

I am currently reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


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