{Blog Tour} Review: Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch + Giveaway!

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{Blog Tour} Review: Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch + Giveaway!Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch
Genres: Gothic, Paranormal, Retelling
Published by Self Published on June 17, 2014
Source: Netgalley
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It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea...

Annaleigh Wells and William Calloway had a love even the angels envied. It was as if the universe spun them toward one another, like the stars crafted their souls to fit perfectly together.

With a wedding on the horizon, fate had a change of heart. Whispered warnings from phantoms and morbid nightmares darkened every night—but even visions of the future couldn’t save Annaleigh.

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee, Crouch’s period romance Madly, Deeply tells the tale of love so great, it cannot be contained in just one life.

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Marianne’s Thoughts: 

I have never felt so compelled to write a review in form of a poem as I am right now. Without further ado, here is my [totally horrendous] attempt at a poem review:

It was many and many weeks ago,
In a house in the Caribbean sea,
That a girl picked up a book to read,
By the name of Madly Deeply;
This girl lived by no other thought
Than to read and love what she sees
Thus is the story of William and Annaleigh,
Two lovers who loved deeply,
They loved with a love that was more than love,
William and the poor Annaleigh.
Their love, it was pure, but also tragic,
As we would very soon see.
The author of this story,
With elegant prose,
Seemed to tell their story beautifully.
They loved a love that was more than love
And it was something we all could see.
There were other characters here to love,
Like Mary, the supporting lead.
She was headstrong, and honest, and loyal, and strong,
To both William and his Annaleigh.
Erica Crouch weaved a wonderful tale,
Of love, and death, and family, and grief.
A story of sadness, and destiny, and soul mates, and faith,
A story that could make you believe.
 
So ask me if I recommend this book,
For I will not hesistate to say,
That Erica Crouch wrote a wonderful book,
A book that’s poetic, and captivating, and heartbreaking.
A book that’ll make you believe in love,
And one that’ll you’ll never regret.

… okay. So at the end there I couldn’t help but realizing that I couldn’t rhyme anything else and that I will never match Edgar Allan Poe. But that doesn’t matter, because that’s not the point. The point is that Erica Crouch has taken one of my all time favorite poems, and created an amazing book out of it.

This book will not only make you believe in the most powerful, most heart-breaking, most powerful kind of love, but I’ll also leave you with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye (or maybe that’s just me).

The writing was beautiful and heartbreaking. I felt like Poe himself had been the one writing this book, and that he brought to life his poem.

My only complaint is that I wished to know more about the setting, but that’s just a personal preference, not a fault in the book.

Overall, if you’re looking for an amazing romance, one that’ll break your heart and make you smile at the same time then read this book.

P.S. Please ignore my crappy poem and just read the story, kay? 🙂

If you think my review is helpful, vote for it on Amazon! 🙂 (shameless self-promotion through and through)

Giveaway! 

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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • Lovely poem, Marianne! <3 I'm personally not a huge fan of poetry, but I'm definitely curious about the romance in this one. 🙂 Amazing romances are definitely my thing!

  • Hey, that was good, so shhh. An interesting and appropriate way of reviewing this one! 🙂 I recently read a horror that’s based on Annabel Lee, that basically had nothing to do with it, so I’d probably much prefer this one. Plus, I love Erica Crouch’s writing, I read and loved Ignite because it was just gorgeous. So glad you enjoyed this! 🙂

    • I loved Ignite, too! Did you read the short story? It was so good. I can’t wait for Incite! Thanks, Kirsty. I hope you enjoy this one if you ever get to reading it 🙂

  • I just one-clicked it. What can I say? Your poetry is inspiring 😉

  • Ahhh, I love Annabel Lee!! I’m a big fan of poetry. Like, big time. Nobody knows it but me. Well, you too now, I guess. And everyone who’ll read this =))Oh and look at that cover! So gorgeous. I love your poem review, Marianne!! (do it more often! :p)

    And now all my body parts are crossed, I hope I win. HAHA.

    • Loving poetry isn’t bad 😉 Everyone seems to love my poem, I guess I’m highly self-critical, LOL. Good luck! 🙂

  • Beautiful layout of post you have there! And the poem…THEM POEM, it was so cute! I loved reading it. It’s nice to see you were inspired. 😉 I guess I’m mostly looking forward to the (heartbreaking) love story and the writing in this book. Orgininal & beautiful review, Marianne. x

  • Stephanie

    I love the adaptation from any by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • I love how creative you were this this review, Marianne! I must say I have never seen a review written in prose before, and you did such a great job ;D

    I’m so so glad you liked this book, because I truly think it was simply beautiful. Erica’s writing is seriously gorgeous and I have yet to read anything of hers that isn’t absolutely fantastic.

    I remember you told me that Annabel Leigh was your favourite poem, so I am so glad that this novel did it justice ^.^

  • That poem was not crappy, Marianne. You should give yourself some credit. It surely made me smile. I’ve only read Ignite and Entice by Erica Crouch, but I have loved both. I agree that she writes so beautifully, and I will definitely read this one as well as her other books.

    • *pat myself on the back* Haha thanks, Francine! I can’t help it! I’m highly self critical.

      I loved both those boths by her as well. I hope you enjoy it if you get to reading it some day!

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