LIGHT AND SHADOWS by @EVazquezPerez Estela Vasquez Perez

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Review written by 
Meghan
This review is from: Light and Shadows (Kindle Edition)
Wow. Just wow. Estela Vasquez Perez’s ‘Light and Shadows’ is perhaps the most emotionally haunting and deeply evocative novel I’ve read in a long time—it recalls other exceptional literary masterpieces I’ve always loved, like Kashuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ or even Gabo Garcia Marquez’s ‘Love in the time of Cholera’. Nevertheless, ‘Light and Shadow’ holds its own against these more established novels—I believe it is this book’s fate to have hordes of fans in the years to come.

‘Light and Shadows’ is basically about two women and two men, whose life and love intertwine and bleed into each other’s personal space. Teresa Guzman is a struggling theatre actress, and when she gets a role of a murdered prostitute, she finds it so difficult and exhausting to internalize the required emotions. She isn’t a prostitute, let alone dead, yet she can fully relate, especially with what’s going on in her love life (or lack thereof). On the other hand, Eloisa Marquez is a professional singer who loses her will to live when her fiancĂ© dies. Hovering around them are Joaquin Solis, Teresa’s fan, and Marcos Marquez, for Eloisa. Their journey from heartache and confusion to the full blossoming of their respective love story is a breath-taking spectacle to witness.

Needless to say, Estela Vasquez Perez has written something phenomenal here—a book that deserves a much wider audience. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading an unforgettable story about love and loss, of struggle and redemption. Get a copy of this book today—I mean it. It fully deserves all the five-star ratings it gets.


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