Bang (Black Lotus book one) by E.K. Blair – Review


They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.

But I’m not innocent.

I haven’t been for a very long time.

My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.



I never even had a choice.

I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.

Until now.

I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

I finished this last night and I was at a loss for words! I didn’t even know what to do. This created so much tension inside my mind so I thought I’d sleep it out and review it in the morning. Let me tell you, I have read a lot of crazy things in my book reading life but never have I felt like this at the hands of a book. This is DEFINITELY NOT for the light hearted, it’s heartbreaking and tragic so be prepared before you start!

The main character is Nina and the story is told from her point of view. She’s married to Bennett, a husband who is completely devoted to his wife and worships the ground she walks on. Then there’s also Declan and Pike and the plot is based on all of them. I think this is one of them books where it’s hard to reveal any parts of the story because to experience it fully you need to go in not knowing anything, so I will reserve from writing about the plot in any details.

When I started I wanted nothing but to finish it as soon as possible because the waiting around in finding out what happens was killing me. Also, the fact that it was written in first person by Nina’s character, which let me point out I had strong disliking for, didn’t help. She was so frustrating. Then when she talks about her past and everything that she’s been through, you kind of feel sorry for her but I still couldn’t find it as a good enough reason to do what she’s planning to do to her husband for revenge. A sin he has no idea he has even committed. That seemed a bit unrealistic to me and by the time she ends up realising her mistake, it’s all a little too late. Damn.

The best part in all of this though, was the ending. That was the part that kind of tore me a little. And what’s even worse that the person I felt the most sorry for is probably the one whose fault it is that they were in this mess in the first place. Pike. Just when I thought Nina couldn’t get any more annoying, she goes and does the worst. I understand that Pike isn’t exactly innocent in all of this but after 20 years, she does the worst to him. After everything they went through. All them times he was there for her sitting outside the closet throughout the night giving her company. Rescuing her. How could she, when he did it all for her? I bawled like a baby and I still blame Nina and her lies for this whole mess.

Now this book was brilliantly written and the author did an amazing job but I have no idea how I feel about it? It’s a kind of love and hate relationship and it’s hard to describe so I guess if you read it you will know how I feel. I hope. I think she wanted to make her readers feel completely overwhelmed and take them on a head trip. I will be waiting patiently (or not) for book two because I really need to know what happens next! ANYWAY I do hope you read it’s only 77p (or $1.31) on Amazon and you can read it on the kindle app (which you can download from google play or the app store).

2 thoughts on “Bang (Black Lotus book one) by E.K. Blair – Review

  1. How can you do this to me?! I thought we were friends! Do you have any idea how evil you are to post a review like this? Now I have to read it! I can’t >not< read it!

    1. Hehee I’m sorry I just had to rant about it somewhere. If you do end up reading it then let me know your thoughts!

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