Reviews for The Rise of Delilah.
"The moment I started reading The Rise of Delilah I was absorbed by it, putting it down just wasn’t an option.
Whilst the relationships and storylines were unfolding between Delilah, her family, her boyfriend and her friends I was going through every emotion that she was feeling as if they were my very own.
The moments that take place throughout the story are captured by words so perfectly, they make you feel like the story is unfolding right in front of you. This made the storyline feel so much more realistic and relatable to the relationships and obstacles in life that we all have to face at one point or another in our lives.
I can’t wait to see what is installed next for Delilah."
- BJ Woodford
"You can tell this is Dux's first novel, however, that's not a bad thing.
Dux writes with such simplicity. Who can't relate to pressure regarding what their future should be? Or liking that person that they never thought would like them back? Or having that stupid fight that you battle back and forth inwardly over?
There's no flowering here. I encounter a lot of fiction these days that either romances life or alters it drastically. The Rise of Delilah is plain and real. It's a representation of how daily life is for a lot of people: getting up, pushing through work or study, going home to keep house, and then going to sleep. Working that job while wishing you did something else. Missing that person and not knowing what to do. Struggling to take that chance.
Sometimes we don't like to engage in art that challenges us with what reality really looks like. Sometimes we need to."
The Red Velvet Effect
"From the first page of this book I was hooked, the way it is written really grips the reader from the beginning and keeps them wanting more.
You can feel every emotion each character is going through while you read each page. It is incredible, it is as if the story is taking place in front of you. You get so caught up in the story you can feel Delilah’s pain as if it is your own. Your eyes well up when there are beautiful moments between sisters and partners, and tears stream down your face when things aren’t going too well for the main characters.
A lot of books and movies make romance out to be flawless, yet this writer has written relationships and romantic moments truthfully; they are perfectly imperfect. She captures the moments of young couples so realistically, especially with the character’s thoughts.
I had chills reading the first few pages, even the second time around."
"The Rise of Delilah is simply a book you cannot put down!
From the first page, you are instantly transported into Delilah's world.
A novel that is jam packed full of drama, suspense and mystery. This is a book that stays with you long after the last page!"
- Danielle Paparone
“An emotional roller coaster from start to finish. A fantastic read from a rising star on the writing scene.”
- Jessica Ialeggio