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REVIEW: CROWNED WITH GUILT by S.K. Rose



Title: Crowned With Guilt

Series: Remember the Reaper

Author: S.K. Rose

Genre: Romance, Teen & YA,

Publication Date: June 3, 2018

As a child, I discovered a castle. It became a sanctuary from the nightmare that was my life, but my fairytale truly began when he found me. The boy with green eyes and crooked smile. The boy with stories and an imagination that could take us far, far away. In our castle he was the prince, and I the princess. For the first time in my life I was safe, happy. I was loved. But every fairytale has a villain, ours would be no different. I just never expected the villain to be me.

See what our review team is saying about Crowned With Guilt

Dawne's thoughts...

WHAT THE HECK DID I JUST READ? Only an amazing book by a debut author. A heartbreaking story about a girl that seemed to have rolled snake eyes when it comes to her childhood. I wanted to take that little girl and shower her with love. This book will tear at you, and make you want scream about life’s injustice; then tie you in a knot and sigh enveloped in true love. That cliffy..... Brilliant job!

Liza's thoughts...

It’s hard to believe this book is a debut book. From the first few chapters to the last I was gripped and needed to know what happened. I felt the authors writing matured with each chapter which I feel has as much to do with the characters growing up as it does for the author getting more confident. The characters were real and flawed just like us all which drew me to them more. My favourite character had to be the side character Mary-Beth but each character really resonated with me. I can read absolutely any sort of story and not be affected but bear in mine this story has some hard to deal with topics but that doesn’t take away from the story. In fact I feel it adds to it. I need book two ASAP.

Pammy's thoughts...

S.K. Rose has totally smashed her debut book Crowned with guilt. Tessa is one outstanding character and her story tor my heart out, she is such a strong character. When she meets Andrew she gets a spark in her that lights up the story. It truly transforms it into something so innocent and beautiful. until it’s dark again. Tessa shuts down, she grows up and she turns into a fighter, she will not let anyone hurt her ever again, she will NOT let anyone tear her heart out AGAIN. She needs nobody. Until Blossom, crashes into her life, this friendship is amazing, blossom is totally infectious and wonderful. Everyone should have a Blossom in there lives. But. Blossom being about means Tessa’s world is going to spin on it’s axis AGAIN. What will Tessa do, will she cope, will she survive, will she find peace and happiness. You want to know the answers right??? Well guess what. You gotta buy the book. You won’t regret it. 100/100 5 million stars. I hated having to adult when I started this book I didn’t want to stop. Life is so annoying when you get a book this totally amazingly good. A must buy . Go now go go go .

Samantha's thoughts...

O.M.G S.K Rose debut book was amazing, I had a hard time to put this down. You'll laugh and you'll cry reading this, your most likely also have a book hangover in the best possible way, I can't wait to read more from this Author she does an amazing job gripping you from the very beginning to the very last page.

Terri's thoughts...

How is this a debut novel? The story that was weaved in this book is one that almost had me brought to tears forhe first time while reading. This book stirs up so many emotions. That I found myself lucky that my device wasn't broken by the time that I was done reading. The characters were sculpted so perfectly that they were so relatable, you feel like your in the story. I found myself going through highs and lows with the characters. I can't wait for the rest of Tessa and Andrew's story

Nancy's thoughts...

All I can say is WOW! What a debut Crowned with Guilt is. It grabbed me from the begining and didn't let go. I cried and laughed and just couldn't stop reading. Now I have a book hangover. I fell in love with all the characters. They were so real you could feel all their emotions and what a rollercoaster ride that was. I can't wait to read more from S.K. Rose!

Katy's thoughts...

Oh My God!!!! I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but one of them wasn't me to be blubbering like a right mess. It certainly gave you the feels. It takes a lot for me to shed a tear but this lady made me bawl. This story is one that you completely invest yourself in from beginning to end. I kinda went nooooooooo when the words 'the end' appeared. I mean seriously, you wounded me!!! For a debut novel, this seriously knocks your socks off. It was a seamless and invigorating read that clutches your heart in a vice and refuses to let go. Everything in this book you feel right along with them. I was quite simply amazing. I honestly cannot describe how incredible it was. A certain must read. Well done S.K Rose it was beautiful.

Rebecca's thoughts...

This is an author to watch out for. Her debut grabs you from the beginning til the end. If she doesn't hurry and give me the second book I'll definitely have to go stalker mood and hunt her down. Its an emotional read but I regret nothing! Your heart breaks repeatedly for Tessa. From the moment you met her til the very end.. Anyone that has had situations happen to them can completely understand how she feels, the self-doubt and loathing. SK rose takes you right in there and you have to be completely heartless not to atleast tear up. You want so badly for Tessa to find her happily ever after. You immediately love Andrew, her prince. The first kind person she ever meets. I'm not giving away anything, so I'm stopping here. If you need a book that just completely takes you away while you read, or if you need to just let out some tears, this is a must read. My only hiccup is the ending but that's why Im desperately needing the next book. Well played Ms. Rose and congratulations on your debut

Laura's thoughts...

The first novel by S.K Rose, and an absolute clinker!!!! I read this book in two days, it was just that damn addictive. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. I actually ugly cried at one point. I’m not going to go into too much detail, because this is one that you really must read for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. Well done S.K Rose, I can’t wait to read more of your work! ❤️🌹

Cindy's thoughts..

Book Hangover! What a great debut novel from S.K. Rose! I loved every minute of it. I loved that it had dark elements and then brought us back to the light. This book gave me all the feels. It had me crying and laughing. The story was unique and well written. It left me wanting more, more and moooorrreee! I loved these characters! S.K. Rose is one of my new one click favorite authors. Read this book. You won't be sorry.

Briana's thoughts..

To be quite honest, this is the first book to make me cry since Carnage. Now I’m kind of scared to read more. Not to say it wasn’t good. It was freakin amazing. You have to read it for yourself to understand.

Yericka's thoughts...

THIS WAS ONE HELL OF A DEBUT! Now, how do I write this without spoilers... I read it in one sitting. I could do nothing else but be consumed with each word, each sentence. The emotions this brand-new author evokes. Her writing certainly promises great things to come. Her story has true depth, heart and soul. I ugly cried my poor heart out. I laughed, a lot. The characters where incredible. Mary-Beth (aka Pinky Pie) is my favorite, aside from the lead characters. Andrew, he made my heart beat out of my chest. Tess she's my hero, her strength, her inner beauty. I adored her. Even at her bitchiest.

Liza's thoughts..

It’s hard to believe this book is a debut book. From the first few chapters to the last I was gripped and needed to know what happened. I felt the authors writing matured with each chapter which I feel has as much to do with the characters growing up as it does for the author getting more confident. The characters were real and flawed just like us all which drew me to them more. My favourite character had to be the side character Mary-Beth but each character really resonated with me. I can read absolutely any sort of story and not be affected but bear in mine this story has some hard to deal with topics but that doesn’t take away from the story. In fact I feel it adds to it. I need book two ASAP.

Kayla's thoughts...

What a beautiful emotional roller coaster this book brought me on. AMAZING!

Claire's thoughts...

This book is wow!! I read it in one sitting I just couldn't put it down! I can't believe this is a debut! The book will take u on a emotional journey wither u want it to or not!! Tessa is little girl born into a shit storm of a family and her parents (in the loosest sense of the world ever) are not the kind of people who you would ever want as parents! At the age of eight she is already taking care of herself more than they ever try to. On her eighth birthday she meets Andrew her best friend and saviour, he is always there for her just when she needs him until the twisted fate that is her life, takes him away! While everyone else looks forward to and celebrates thier birthday Tessa hates hers nothing ever goo happens on her birthday!! At school she is alone and isolated just like she wants to be until the new girl Beth walks into class one day, Beth won't take the hint that Tessa wants to be alone and within weeks Tessa has a new best friend wither she wanted to or not. The words I love this book simply are not strong enough! I want book to like now!!

Emilie's thoughts..

Ok first off....what the ever loving double hockey sticks. My heart ached throughout this book from page one to the end. The ups. The downs. Even the freaking in betweens. I can take all that but then just when I think we are going to be riding off into the sunset bam you throw me for a ringer. Then to top that you say “To be continued”. Like really my heart can’t take anymore. Ok rant over.... Crowned with Guilt will have your emotions all over the place while reading. I have literally been torn to pieces and put back together so many times throughout this book. I would see the light only for it to be slowly dimmer out time after time. Damn my heart broke in a thousand pieces for Tessa but at same time rejoiced over her strength and courage to keep moving forward. I would go into more but I truly feel you need to read and experience this book first hand. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. As much of an emotional read this is it is a definite must read. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. It is raw, there are some definite unpleasant parts but at the same time it is uplifting and powerful and has a message. This is S.K. Rose’s debut novel and she has knocked it out of the park and I am hooked. A fan has been born and damn girl when is the next book coming I need it like yesterday.

Mel's thoughts...

DAYUMMMMMM !!!! OH MY DAYUMMMMMMMNNNNNNN S.K. Rose comes out swinging with this rollercoaster of a debut. Full of angst, heartbreak and it will have you on the edge of your seat. This book had me reeling and had my jaw dropping at 13%. I'm not kidding this book has tore me apart at 13% and I thought to myself OH GOOD GAWD what am I in store for. And let me tell you it's one of those stories that will have you falling in love from the beginning with the idea of the perfect fairytale only to rip you apart and then take you on a journey of WTF moments. To the point where you are cursing and screaming and ready to pull your hair out because of everything happening. And I honestly can't see how anyone is not going to feel something after reading this book. The storyline is gripping, and with every turn of the page I gobbled it up. This is a phenomenal debut !!!!! If you love romances that will have you all up in knots and your heart racing then this is definitely a MUST READ.

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About S.K. Rose


This is S.K. Rose’s debut novel with many more to come. She lives in the hellish desert of Arizona with her newly appointed husband and two obnoxious cats. When she’s not writing, Rose enjoys reading, gaming, swearing like a drunk sailor, collecting swords, and obsessing over the magnificent sea creature: the octopus. Check out the links below to creep around and stalk her!

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