Title: Dulcinea and The Death Code
Author: Victoria Ray
Pages: 197 pages (Ebook)
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publication Date: June 9, 2019
Publisher: Self Published
If somebody had told you that you were born under mysterious circumstances, that you appeared on Earth as a baby and nobody knew how you were born – grown by aliens, popped into existence by an invisible gravity force, or assembled in some kind of DNA-factory – wouldn’t you find it absolutely frightening? Knowing that you aren’t you, losing your identity and mind, feeling that it isn’t normal for you to be here, because you are part of something else, but still the part of the Universe. I am asking you: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A mysterious world.
A girl that had never been born.
A strange crack in the backyard that follows you wherever you go.
Death and disappointment.
The journey through the curved space.
It all waits to be discovered in Dulcinea and The Death Code – an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and reality in a thrilling reading experience. Fourteen-year-old Dulcinea is moving from sunny Sumter, South Carolina to frigid Sweden. She is followed by the glowing crack and the strange gravitational sound that has been there her whole life. What it is and why it follows her is a complete mystery. Through her journey, Dulcinea discovers her abilities, while coming to grips with the fact that she is far from human. This knowledge is very dangerous – not only for Dulcinea, but for everyone she meets during this electrifying trip to the place called A-Ria. Dulcinea and her incredible new friends learn that the secret they discover might help those they love… and the Earth itself.
A spine-tingling young adult fantasy book Dulcinea and The Death Code will be an exhilarating read for teens, adults and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows of the Unknown Universe.
Dulcinea and The Death Code by Victoria Ray is a young adult fantasy and a very unique one at that. It is about a girl Dulcinia who can fore see people’s death for reasons unknown to her. But as she arrives in Sweden and finds herself among a group of teenagers just like her, all bestowed with some unique power, she sets out to explore herself and in the process, much more .
The book is interesting and offbeat. It is written in lucid language and thus is easy to read and follow. The world building is gradual and effortless to get into. Descriptions are vivid but not over done or boring.
But the plot had a lot more potential than what has been done with it. Plus a lot of questions and situations were left unanswered at the end. But as it happens to be a part of the series probably those will be answered in the next one.
Also I love the cover and the title of the novel. Both are so attractive.
My Rating: 4/5