Monday, June 8, 2015

Death Wish by Megan Tayte, Book Review

General Information
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher:Heaven Afire
Published: February 7, 2015

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE. 

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? 

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. Butsuicide? It makes no sense. 

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to the isolated cove of Twycombe, Devon, with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need. 

As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power

What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death. 

To believe the impossible. 

My Thoughts
First thought was my lord that is a beautiful cover.  Riveting actually.  Then when I started reading this book I was enthralled the entire time.  Was it Luke or was it Jude? What was the mystery behind both or either? What actually happened to her sister? So many questions and the hints and answers were granted brilliantly.

I think the aspect of the book I enjoyed the most were the variety of characters and how well developed they all were.  In fact my favorite characters are tied between Scarlett and her new best friend Cara.  These two have the best adventures and conversations. Even though Cara is not a main character I like that the book discusses her backstory and really creates a person that would be a best friend.   Some of my favorite scenes were those between Scarlett and her mom.  Will more be discussed about her mom in future since both daughters are dealing with or have dealt with the Ceruleans?  So many questions and so many things I want to know more about!!   An additional component that I enjoyed was that the tension between Luke and Jude had several facets.  I enjoyed that it was not just the typical which boy does she love more, but it had depth to it that involved more than one issue.

I found this book to be very complex in a very good way.  It created a world where the story made sense and was always moving.  I felt it was an enjoyable read and left me with a perfect cliff hanger (which I rarely find in a book!)

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Disclaimer:  I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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